The Patent Counsel Law Group

Specializing in Protection, Management and Monetization of Intellectual Property Portfolios

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Patent Prosecution

Prosecution of U.S. and international patents 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' reputation, revenues, profits, and investors satisfaction are just some of the interests that our effective IP strategy is designed to protect. We analyze the marketplace value of patents, counsel on the use of IP for competitive advantage, and make recommendations on designing around to avoid costly patent litigation. Clients rely on our pragmatic advice in:      
  • Development and evaluation of corporate IP programs       
  • IP portfolio analysis and due diligence
  • Product clearance
  • Litigation support - opinions on patentability, invalidity, infringement, 3rdparty rights
  • Patent reexaminations, reissues, and post-grant reviews 
  • 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
  • Evaluation of technology landscape
  • Patent portfolio monetization
  • Patent ownership and confidentiality
  • International filings
  • Participation in Standard setting organizations

Trademarks

We counsel on the protection and registration of trademarks, service marks, company names, slogans, brand names, and trade dress. We represent clients in trademark matters before the USPTO and also in foreign countries. 
 


Copyrights

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.