Like many good patent firms, we have deep technical expertise. But, obtaining patents for our clients isn't our sole focus. We know it's not enough to get patents for the sake of getting patents, but that the focus must be on obtaining the most valuable ones, the ones that provide a competitive advantage. We combine legal, technical, and business insight to help you build global portfolios that set your business up for success, now and in the future.
How we can help
We work with you to obtain patents and integrate them into your business strategy. We develop patent licensing strategies—either separate from or as part of a patent enforcement strategy—and provide due diligence services related to M&A activity. We assist with post-grant proceedings such as reexaminations, oppositions and post-grant review. We also assist with resolution of patent disputes and, when necessary, litigation.
We provide assistance to research institutions and other entities with technology transfer operations – whether as a supplemental legal resource, or as a nearly comprehensive outsourced technology transfer office.
Technological and industry insight
Our team includes 25 attorneys and patent agents with bachelor's, master's and/or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields including biotechnology, computer science/engineering, electrical engineering, microelectronics, and control systems. We combine that technical expertise with industry-leading practices in software, media/entertainment, communications, financial services, food and beverage, and healthcare to provide business and strategic insight in addition to legal counsel.
We have particular depth of experience in:
- software and hardware
- cloud computing
- artificial intelligence
- data security
- payments, e-commerce, and fintech
- mobile communications
- life sciences and agriculture
- autonomous vehicles
- medical devices
- mechanical engineering
Understand your challenges, focus on your goals
Many of our team members worked as engineers, programmers, developers, and project managers before becoming lawyers, and many have worked in-house. We have firsthand insight into the business and operational challenges you face, and our experience informs our approach. We take a holistic view of your intellectual property portfolio and design solutions specifically for your business. For emerging companies, that might mean something different than it would mean for a multi-national corporation. Each of our engagements includes a continuous focus on your business and strategic goals.
Patent prosecution and licensing for communication hardware maker
Handling patent prosecution for portfolio of a communication hardware maker and handle due diligence for licensing operations.
Patent prosecution for e-commerce developers
Advising on patent prosecution for several clients that develop tools used by e-commerce providers to provide improved security and user interfaces, as well as other web-based tools.
Open source advising for large semiconductor manufacturer
Advising on in-licensing of open source software and hardware and advising on out-licensing of client-created software and hardware.
Patent services for Code Systems Corporation
Preparing and prosecuting 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.
Patent portfolio services for iovation Inc.
Prosecuting 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.
Patent services for PingMD, Inc.
Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications directed toward mobile application that facilitates communication between physicians and patients.
Patent prosecution for Verari Systems Inc.
Preparing patent application directed toward a data center housed entirely inside a shipping container configured to be ready for use immediately following delivery.
Patent services for several Colleges and Universities (University of Southern California, Washington State University and University of Arizona)
Preparing and prosecuting patents relating for a range of technologies and innovations, including biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Patent prosecution for drug discovery startup
Handling ongoing patenting and prosecution of portfolio including patents on drug discovery through computational techniques.
Patent services for Black Rapid
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on camera accessories.
Patent services for Fortune 100 e-commerce company
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to cloud computing, data security, and e-commerce innovations.
Patent and trademark prosecution and dispute resolution for HO Sports
Preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications on water sport equipment. Also representing in dispute resolution, litigation and licensing matters.
Patent and trademark prosecution for Skycast Solutions
Provides strategic patent and trademark planning, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and manage trademark portfolio for a startup company.
Patent prosecution and licensing for Nutra-Life Inc.
Preparing and prosecuting patents on closures and filters for drinking water containers, and licensing technology.
Patent prosecution for Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on medical devices.
Patent services for Accor Technology
Preparing and prosecuting for patent applications regarding water valves and couplers, and manage trademark portfolio.
Patent services for Helac Corp.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on helical actuators.
Patent services for Infinia Corp.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for stirling power generators.
Patent services for Leviton (Voice and Data Division)
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to the company's data and telecommunications products.
Patent services for Pacific Market International
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for PMI's Stanley, Aladdin and MiGo brands of consumer products.
Patent services for Spectralux Corp.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on avionics, and patent analysis.
Patent services for xSides Corp.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications in computer security technology.
Patent services for LeMond Fitness
Prepare and prosecute exercise equipment patent applications and manage trademark portfolio.
Frank Russell Company patent prosecution
Preparing and prosecuting business method patent applications directed toward innovations in the financial services industry.
Patent Prosecution for bitcoin hardware developer
Advising on patent prosecution for company developing bitcoin accelerators.
Patent services for Stanford University
Preparing and prosecuting 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.
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.
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.
University tech transfer for Ultreo
Negotiated a technology license from the University of Washington for a consumer healthcare products company.
Patent services for Microsoft
Licensing services and infringement analysis.
Patent licensing agreements for Magna Force Inc.
Provides strategic support for commercialization of patent portfolio.