Foreign and domestic patent preparation and prosecution
is at the core of our practice. All of our attorneys
are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office. We assist clients in obtaining
patent protection in numerous technical fields,
and have extensive experience preparing and prosecuting
original, continuation, reissue, and reexamination
applications, including handling appeals before
the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also
work closely with well-established foreign associates
throughout the world to prosecute applications
before foreign patent offices.
is simply not enough. We assist clients in developing
intellectual property strategies that protect
a variety of forms of intellectual property and
serve the client's business goals. Our attorneys
help clients establish and maintain programs to
solicit invention disclosures from employees,
choose the best form of intellectual property
protection, and develop strategies for growing
an intellectual property portfolio. In addition
to evaluating a client's patent portfolio, we
can evaluate a competitor's intellectual property
so as to identify strengths and weaknesses and
fine tune the client's intellectual property strategy.
We can also provide our clients with complex technical
and legal assistance in patent, trademark, and
trade secret litigation, including patent litigation
before the International Trade Commission, and
pre-litigation patent analysis and investigation.
We are also experienced in conducting due diligence investigations.
Whether facing the threat of
patent litigation, seeking to design around a
competitor's product, or wanting to analyze a
new product with respect to existing patents,
clients can turn to us for opinions of counsel.
Our attorneys are experienced in preparing opinions
regarding infringement, non-infringement, validity,
and invalidity, as well as design-around and product
Each of our attorneys has one or more technical
degrees in physics, electrical engineering, computer
science, or allied fields. We have extensive experience
in a variety of technical fields including:
aspects of digital and analog circuitry including:
digital signal processors (DSPs), mixed-signal
circuitry, digital and analog integrated circuit
design, microprocessor architecture, programmable
digital and analog devices (PLDs, FPGAs, etc.),
board level circuitry, computer systems and architecture,
storage devices, printers, and consumer electronics.
and application level software including: operating
systems and kernels, file system and volume management,
graphical user interfaces (GUIs), compiler design,
clustering and replication, embedded systems software,
data protection and availability software, digital
signal processing software, peer-to-peer software,
internet-related applications, encryption and
security, electronic design automation (EDA) software,
e-commerce and client/server software, customer
relationship management (CRM), employee relationship
management (ERM), database management, and computer
All aspects of telecommunications hardware and
software including: wireless systems, optical
communication systems and components, network
protocols, networking hardware (routers, switches,
etc.), broadband systems and modems, network communication
and storage, and network management software.
Semiconductor fabrication and processing techniques,
semiconductor processing equipment, semiconductor
packaging, and fab control systems.
of linear and non-linear optics including, conventional
optical devices, optoelectronics, fiber optics,
liquid crystal devices and other spatial light
modulators, lasers, and holography.
our attorneys also have experience with medical
devices, business methods, high Tc superconductors,
micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology,
and mechanical engineering.