Our patent practice is at the core of what we do. As patent lawyers, we represent U.S. and international companies in all aspects of dealing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent licensing and procurement transactions, and patent-related litigation.
A Leading U.S. Patent Law Firm with International Capabilities
Located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, our firm has been representing clients in U.S. patent matters for more than 40 years. Our attorneys routinely appear before the USPTO and federal courts in Washington D.C., and we travel to meet with our clients and represent them in other locales with similar frequency. This includes traveling throughout Europe and Asia, and we have attorneys and staff who are fluent in English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese and French in order to ensure that critical technical details about our clients’ innovations are not lost in translation.
We have significant experience representing companies in a broad range of industries. Our attorneys have secured, protected and challenged patents for technologies on behalf of companies in sectors including:
- Chemical engineering
- Computer software
- Digital applications
- Electrical engineering
- Financial technology (fintech)
- Mechanical engineering
- Plant technology
- Product design
This list is far from exhaustive. Regardless of the specific type of innovation you are seeking to protect or acquire, we can provide clear advice and practical recommendations based upon centuries of relevant experience. We serve public and private companies of all sizes around the world, and we assign attorneys and tailor our representation based on each client’s specific needs.
About Our Patent Practice
Within our patent practice, our attorneys operate in several specific groups. Each of these groups is devoted to a particular aspect of U.S. patent practice. For example, while our USPTO Group handles initial patent applications, the attorneys in our Post-Grant Patent Group focus on representing clients in post-registration USPTO matters. Together, our patent practice groups provide full-service representation in the areas of:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration Applications, Challenges and Appeals
We represent companies in all USPTO matters, from preparing and filing patent applications to appealing denials and fending off third-party challenges to our clients’ exclusive rights.
U.S. Patent Litigation
We represent patent holders, patent applicants, alleged infringers and other parties in federal district court litigation involving all types of patent-related disputes. We also provide representation for patent-related mediation and arbitration.
Patent Transactions in the U.S. and Abroad
We advise and represent companies worldwide with regard to all aspects of complex patent transactions, from individual licenses to multinational corporate mergers and acquisitions.
General Patent Counseling
We also provide general patent counseling to our clients on an ongoing basis. From investigating potential registration hurdles to assessing litigation risks associated with proposed business activities or transactions, we help our clients make informed decisions about protecting their innovations and other intellectual property (IP) and financial assets.