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Patent Services

Patent Prosecution for bitcoin hardware developer

Advise on patent prosecution for company developing bitcoin accelerators. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution and licensing for communication hardware maker

Handle patent prosecution for portfolio of a communication hardware maker and handle due diligence for licensing operations. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for e-commerce developers

Advise on patent prosecution for several clients that develop tools used by –ecommerce providers to provide improved security and user interfaces, as well as other web-based tools. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for drug discovery setup

Handling ongoing patenting and prosecution of portfolio including patents on drug discovery through computational techniques. (Ongoing)

Open source advising for large semiconductor manufacturer

Advise on in-licensing of open source software and hardware and advising on out-licensing of client-created software and hardware. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Code Systems Corporation

Prepare and prosecute patent applications directed toward application virtualization for deployment across diverse platforms, including application profiling, and generation of streaming models to improve download and execute times. (Ongoing)

Patent portfolio services for iovation Inc.

Prosecution of portfolio of U.S. and international patent applications directed toward online fraud detection systems that uniquely identify user devices and relationships between those user devices across multiple online service providers. (Ongoing)

Patent services for PingMD, Inc.

Prepare and prosecute U.S. and international patent applications directed toward mobile application that facilitates communication between physicians and patients. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for Verari Systems Inc.

Preparation of patent application directed toward a data center housed entirely inside a shipping container configured to be ready for use immediately following delivery. (2010)

Patent services for University of Southern California

Procure patents relating to biotechnology, nucleic acids, immunology, and small molecule therapeutics. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Washington State University

Prepared and prosecuted patents involving nanotechnology related to chemistry, proteins, nucleic acids, small molecule therapeutics, materials science, agriculture (plants and animals), microtransducers, thermal switches and nanotechnology (nanowires and nanomats). (Ongoing)

Patent services for University of Arizona

Provide patent drafting and procurement services to UA since 2008, which currently covers 14 different patent families. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for drug discovery startup

Handling ongoing patenting and prosecution of portfolio including patents on drug discovery through computational techniques. (Ongoing)

Patent services for SanDisk Corporation

Our patent practitioners in the San Francisco office have represented SanDisk since 1988, around the time it was founded, and have helped SanDisk build a patent portfolio that has been widely licensed. SanDisk has received significant annual patent royalties in the last few years from this patent portfolio that our group obtained. A number of patents in this portfolio withstood many challenges by competitors in major ITC and District Court litigation. We continue to help SanDisk in the procurement of their patents. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Black Rapid

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on camera accessories. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Clearwire Corporation

Prepare and prosecute patent applications related to wireless computer networks, and support intellectual property due diligence efforts in connection with corporate financing and business transactions. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Fortune 100 e-commerce company

Prepare and prosecute patent applications related to cloud computing, data security, and e-commerce innovations. (Ongoing)

Patent and trademark prosecution and dispute resolution for HO Sports

Preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. Also representing in dispute resolution, litigation and licensing matters. (Ongoing)

Patent and trademark prosecution for Skycast Digital Network

Provide strategic patent and trademark planning, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and manage trademark portfolio for a startup company. (Ongoing)

Patent portfolio management for DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc.

Manage and procure patent portfolio for a leading provider of fiber optic and MEMS devices for telecommunications and lighting industries. Counsel DiCon regarding patent litigation, and regarding patent and trade secret issues in formation of joint venture with Lucent Technologies. (Ongoing)

Patent portfolio management for Voxeo Corp.

Our San Francisco patent practitioners manage the patent portfolio for Voxeo--a leading provider of premise-based and hosted interactive voice response (IVR) and VoIP applications--which has a seminal patent on running voice applications based on Web-type instructions (voiceXML) posted on a Web page. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution and licensing for Nutra-Life Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting patents on closures and filters for drinking water containers, and licensing technology. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on medical devices. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Accor Technology

Prepare and prosecute for patent applications regarding water valves and couplers, and manage trademark portfolio. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Helac Corp.

Prepare and prosecute patent applications on helical actuators. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Infinia Corp.

Prepare and prosecute patent applications for stirling power generators. (Ongoing)

Patent services for KLA-Tencor Corporation

Prepare and prosecute patents regarding optical inspection of semiconductor devices. Some of the patents have been litigated and successfully enforced against competitors. Represented KLA in the re-examination of a number of these patents which were found to be valid, with no or minor changes in the claims. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Leviton (Voice and Data Division)

Prepare and prosecute patent applications relating to the company's data and telecommunications products. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Pacific Market International

Prepare and prosecute patent applications for PMI's Stanley, Aladdin and MiGo brands of consumer products. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Spectralux Corp.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on avionics, and patent analysis. (Ongoing)

Patent services for xSides Corp.

Prepare and prosecute patent applications in computer security technology. (Ongoing)

Patent services for China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited

Successfully performed patent due diligence study on high speed rail technology, which enabled a U.S. joint venture to be formed between the client and Generic Electric. (2010)

Patent services for Fortune 100 computer technology company*

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to enterprise software applications. (2012)

Patent services for LeMond Fitness

Prepare and prosecute exercise equipment patent applications and manage trademark portfolio. (2012)

Frank Russell Company patent prosecution

Prepare and prosecute business method patent applications directed toward innovations in the financial services industry. (Ongoing)

Defense of e-commerce company in patent suit*

Assisted in defense of an e-commerce company related to patents for web interfaces; settled favorably for defendant. (2010)

Defense of Novatek Microelectronics in patent suit*

Assisted Novatek Microelectronics in a multi-defendant patent litigation, resulting in invalidation of the asserted patent via reexamination, and summary judgment of noninfringement. (2008)

Technology Transfer

Patent services for Stanford University

Preparation and prosecution of patents for Stanford since 1985. Have procured patents regarding photonic crystal technologies, carbon nanotube, and capillary electrophoresis separation and detection technology that has been licensed to a large biomedical instrumentation company. (Ongoing)

Technology transfer for Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West)

We assisted this healthcare system in developing its technology transfer program, and support its intellectual property commercialization efforts. We assess the patentability of technologies developed by researchers, physicians and nursing staff affiliated with Dignity Health, and prepare and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications based upon those technologies. (Ongoing)

Licensing agreements for Potato Variety Management Institute

Negotiated global and domestic sublicensing and marketing agreements for potato varieties developed by researchers at the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Washington State University and the United States Department of Agriculture. (2007)

University tech transfer for Ultreo

Negotiated a technology license from the University of Washington for a consumer health care products company. (2004)


Patent services for Microsoft

Licensing services and infringement analysis. (Ongoing) Previously prepared and prosecuted software and hardware patent applications.

Patent licensing agreements for Magna Force Inc.

Provide strategic support for commercialization of patent portfolio. (Ongoing)

AAA arbitration involving dispute concerning license to contact lens patents*

As lead counsel, prevailed on all issues, including grant of attorney’s fees and costs on behalf of client. (A.A.A. 2010)

JAMS mediation*

Lead attorney in dispute relating to patent license involving small molecules and other technology use for use in treating inflammatory and neurological diseases. Resolved dispute on favorable terms in mediation, while avoiding damage to ongoing relationship between licensor and licensee. (J.A.M.S. 2006)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm
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