The Patent Counsel Law Group

Specializing in Protection, Management and Monetization of Intellectual Property Portfolios

Patent Prosecution

Prosecution of the U.S. and international patent applications is the core of our work. We tailor each pending application to the company business strategy. Our clents are represented before the U.S. and international PTOs in a wide range of technologies: 
  • electronic devices
  • semiconductor manufacturing and metrology
  • alternative energy technologies
  • software
  • medical devices
  • telecommunications/signal processing
  • nanotechnology
  • fiber optics

Strategic Counseling

Our clients' industry reputation, revenues, profits, and investors satisfaction, are just some of the interests that an effective IP strategy is designed to protect. We analyze the marketplace value and validity of patents, counsel on the use of IP as a competitive advantage, and make technical recommendations on how to avoid risk of patent litigation. Clients rely on our pragmatic advice in:      
  • Effective development, positioning, design, and evaluation of corporate IP programs       
  • IP portfolio analysis and due diligence in M&A
  • Product clearance for R&D
  • Litigation support - Opinions on patentability, invalidity, infringement, 3rdparty rights
  • Matters of patent reexamination, reissue, and post-grant review 
  • Agreements - Licensing, technology transfer, and joint ventures
  • Use of patents for strategic advantage
  • Insurance coverage for defense and settlement of IP lawsuits 

Patent Portfolio Management

We formulate corporate IP programs with internal policies, controls and review procedures. Our advisory counseling extends to: 
  • Selection of patentable inventions
  • Formation and operation of Patent Review Committees
  • Technology landscape and competitors
  • Patent portfolio monetization
  • Patent ownership and confidentiality
  • International filings
  • Participation in Standard Setting Organizations


We counsel on the protection and registration of trademarks, service marks, company names, slogans, brand names, and trade dress in the US and foreign countries. Our filing advice applies to both "use in commerce" and "intent to use" trademark registration applications. We represent clients in trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and also in foreign countries. 


We counsel on selected copyright matters for protection of  web sites, technical instructions and manuals, and works of visual impressions. We provide filing of copyright registration applications with the U.S. Copyright Office.