From an inventor’s vision to the grant of a U.S. or foreign patent, our attorneys provide clients with a full range of patent services, including patentability assessment; patent application preparation and prosecution, both in the United States and worldwide; appeals; oppositions; patent maintenance; counseling regarding infringement avoidance; and validity and infringement studies and opinions. Our group is comprised of over 110 attorneys, patent agents and specialists registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Three major concentrations, focused by technical discipline, serve as the foundation of our Intellectual Property – Patents practice: Mechanical; Electronics and Computer Technology; and Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. In 2012, we filed over 1,500 patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and about 700 U.S. patents were awarded to our clients. Now is an exciting time in intellectual property with the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), and our attorneys remain on the cutting edge of inter partes and post-grant review developments.
We have an active foreign patent practice, filing approximately 160 PCT applications and 1,000 patent applications in over 30 countries worldwide in 2012. Several of our attorneys have had extensive involvement in opposition proceedings and hearings before the European Patent Office in Munich. Others have significant experience in managing patent and trademark enforcement proceedings in China.