Our law firm concentrates its practice in patent law serving clients in New York City and throughout the world. Our diverse and extensive technical and legal background and experience, including authorship of a soon-to-be-published book on patent prosecution, places us in a position to secure for our clients strong patent rights throughout the world as well as to maintain and enforce those rights and to defend our clients' right to conduct their businesses to the fullest and without hindrance.
Patents provide a competitive edge in today's technology-driven business culture throughout the world. We provide our clients with guidance to dramatically improve our clients' offensive and defensive game and guide them through the labyrinth of complex laws and regulations.
For the offensive game, we assist our clients to identify the commercial value of their inventions. We perform state of the art and pre-examination (i.e., patent novelty) searches to give our clients the information necessary to determine if they can or should proceed with the patent process for their inventions. We provide business, legal, and practical advice on securing strong and enforceable patent rights. We prepare and prosecute patent applications and we work tirelessly to enforce our clients' rights in the U.S. and around the world. We also attend to all of our clients' licensing needs: from advising our clients, drafting and negotiating their licensing contracts, and enforcing those agreements in litigation where necessary.
For our clients' defensive game, we put our clients' business concerns first by providing the legal and technical guidance to steer clear of unwanted claims of patent infringement. This includes patent infringement and validity searches so that our clients can defend and/or design around patent claims. We perform the necessary legal research and analysis to show that our clients' activities are appropriate and that, where possible, claims of infringement are without merit. We assist our clients in determining whether or not there are less costly alternatives to licensing as well as determining the scope and obligations of our clients under proposed licenses and existing licenses.
We work with clients to secure rights in all devices, methods, and processes in all technologies including electrical, mechanical, and chemical technologies including:
- Biotechnology patents
- Business Systems and Business Methods patents
- Chemicals patents
- Construction patents
- Consumer Goods patents
- Electronics, Computers, and Software patents
- Energy patents
- Financial Services patents
- Industrial Equipment and Manufacturing patents
- Internet Processes and Services patents
- Medical Device patents
- Telecommunications and Networks patents