PATENT SERVICES

Patent Prosecution
Preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technology areas.

Strategic Counseling
Understanding the technology and the industry to provide strategic counseling that allows small companies to obtain a competitive edge and larger companies to retain theirs.

Portfolio Management and In-House Counsel Services
Managing patent portfolios including analyzing portfolio status and pruning to save cost, attending technical review meetings to match the patent portfolio to the latest product developments, establishing and maintaining an invention program, and analyzing and defending portfolios for due diligence.

LITIGATION AND PRE-LITIGATION COUNSELING

Litigation Services
- Providing technology and patent expertise at all stages of litigation.
- Evaluating prior art, performing infringement analysis, preparing experts and other technical witnesses to testify, assisting in preparing expert reports, and assisting in trial preparation.

Infringement Analysis and Opinions of Counsel
- Analyzing patents with respect to identified technology.
- Researching and preparing opinion letters on patentability, infringement, and validity.
- Engineering design-around options.

REEXAMINATIONS

Reexaminations
Our firm has significant expertise representing both patentees (e.g., Plaintiffs) and requesters (e.g., Defendants) involved in reexamination proceedings with notable success. We also work closely with our clients’ litigation counsel to provide an integrated litigation and reexamination strategy when there is potential or pending parallel patent litigation.

IP TRANSACTIONS

Licensing
Evaluating and negotiating licensing agreements for patents and technologies. Analyzing patent portfolios.

Due Diligence
Evaluating patent portfolios. Providing counseling with respect to intellectual property related issues in connection with business transactions.

LIFE SCIENCES

We provide intellectual property services in the Life Sciences including Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Plant Technologies, and Green Technologies. Our patent practitioners have served clients in several large law firms before joining our team. We understand the legal and business needs of companies in the Life Sciences and Green Technology sector and aim to serve our clients in a cost-effective manner. As such, we assist our clients in the areas of patent drafting, prosecution, reexamination, counseling, opinion work, and due diligence.

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