Patent Counseling + Prosecution

Leading global advisors in the development of landmark IP portfolios.

With 65 Ph.D.s, more than 100 advanced degrees, and multi-lingual capabilities, including Chinese and German, we offer clients around the world a patent prosecution and counseling practice that is unrivaled in its depth of industry and technical experience. From the earliest stage of technical development to product clearance and licensing, our team develops a deep understanding of our clients’ business strategy so that we can customize an IP strategy for them.

Our approach sets us apart from our competitors. We ask:

  • How do we protect the company’s products?
  • Which inventions need to be kept as trade secrets?
  • Which inventions should be patented?
  • How do we protect the invention from design-arounds?
  • How do we position the company for growth in the market?

Only after we answer these questions do we start to draft patent applications that support those IP strategies.

Our patent lawyers are skilled in the strategic planning of patent portfolios, including writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations in anticipation of possible future litigation. We are often called upon to represent clients — from ventured-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies to leading universities — on complex licensing, patent clearance, and adversarial matters, as well as to provide strategic business counsel regarding the development of products or technologies that may allegedly infringe patents held by competitors or require the negotiation of royalty payments. When necessary, we assemble experienced teams of patent lawyers, patent litigators, and technical experts to address unique business or IP issues that may arise.

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