Areas Of Practice

A wide range of intellectual property services is offered to serve your business needs. The focus is on identifying key business goals and implementing a cost-effective approach to achieve those goals.  We work closely with our clients to develop practical and customized strategies, and are flexible in considering alternative fee arrangements.  An overview of our services is provided below.  Select any of the links for additional details about the particular area of service.

PATENTS

A patent is a government grant of a limited monopoly to an inventor of an invention.  The invention must meet certain requirements to be patentable, e.g., it must fall within certain statutorily-defined categories and it must be novel and unobvious over the prior art, which requirements are considered during prosecution of the patent application before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The limited monopoly granted by the government, if the patent application is deemed patentable, allows the inventor to prevent others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention within the United States.  We provide all of the following services related to patents:

–  Strategic Counseling;
–  Patentability Studies;
–  Patent Preparation, Prosecution, Reexamination And Reissue;
–  Patent Portfolio Analysis, Development And Management;
–  Patent Infringement And Validity Studies/Opinions;
–  Licensing; and
–  Litigation.

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TRADEMARKS

A trademark is a word, name, symbol, sound or device used in the trade of goods which indicates the source of the goods and distinguishes them from the goods from other sources. A servicemark is the same as a trademark except that it applies to a service rather than a product.  The terms “trademark” and “mark” are commonly used to cover both trademarks and service marks.  We provide all of the following services related to trademarks:

– Strategic Counseling;
– Trademark Preparation And Prosecution;
– Trademark Infringement And Validity Studies/Opinions;
– Licensing; and
– Litigation.

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COPYRIGHTS

A copyright provides the owners of “original works of authorship”  with the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work, to perform the copyrighted work publicly, or to display the copyrighted work publicly.  The “original works of authorship” can include literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. We provide all of the following services related to copyrights:

– Strategic Counseling;
– Copyright Registration;
– Copyright Infringement Studies/Opinions;
– Licensing; and
– Litigation.

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OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS

We also provide services related to the following other types of  intellectual property matters:

– Trade Dress;
– Trade Secrets And Unfair Competition;
– Due Diligence Review On All Intellectual Property Related Assets; and
– Technology Licensing And Transfer.

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