PATENT SERVICES FOR START-UP/SMALL COMPANIES
Global Patent Procurement
Strategic Management of Patent Portfolio
Product Development
Development, implementation and management of internal intellectual property programs and policies

GLOBAL PATENT PROCUREMENT
Patent Application Drafting
Prosecution—Domestic and Globally
Patentability Search and Assessment
Filing and prosecution strategies 

PATENT PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Worldwide Patent Procurement
Application Preparation and Prosecution
PCT Filings
National Stage Filings
Coordination of Prosecution in Foreign Jurisdictions
IP counseling regarding where to file
Patent Landscape Analysis
Strategic Design-Around Counseling
Offensive/Defensive Prosecution Strategies (including competitor monitoring and third-party submissions)
Patent Whitespace Analysis

PATENT PROTECTION

Utility

  • Biotech/Life Sciences
  • Chemical 
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals

PATENT-RELATED RISK ASSESSMENT
We provide strategic advice regarding patent related risk and freedom-to-operate when making key business decisions, including:

  • developing/launching products
  • selecting a supplier for ingredients/components
  • developing or modifying formulations
  • developing/designing synthetic pathways/schemes for preparation of pharmaceutical or chemical ingredients
  •  licensing technology 
  •  acquiring technology
  •  acquiring/sale of assets or companies

Landscape Analysis
Patent Whitespace Analysis
Due Diligence Investigations

FREEDOM-TO-OPERATE ASSESSMENTS, INCLUDING: 
Validity
Invalidity
Infringement
Non-infringement
Design-Around
Product Development
Enforceability 

OPINONS
Validity
Invalidity
Non-infringement
Infringement

USPTO PROCEEDINGS
Patent prosecution/procurement, including 

  • Expedited Patent Examination Strategies
  • Examiner Interviews
  • Appeals

ex parte reexaminations
reissues
inter partes review (IPR)
post grant review (PGR)
supplemental examinations
third party submissions
derivation proceedings