Our skilled patent lawyers are vigorously involved in the prosecution and litigation of patent law. We work with inventors and corporate counsel in all matters connected to patent infringement cases, including patent licensing, the process of patent applications and the interpretion of patent law. Our patent law firm focuses on protecting inventions, patent prosecution in expectation of potential patent litigation and potential patent licensing prospects.
A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the United States government to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention once the patent is granted. Like any other property rights, it may be sold, licensed, mortgaged, assigned or transferred, given away, or simply abandoned. A patent being an exclusionary right does not, however, give the patent owner the right to exploit it. For example, many inventions are enhancements of prior inventions that may be covered by an existing patent.
Patents are normally only enforced by civil lawsuits. To prove patent infringement, a patent owner must establish that the accused infringer practiced all the requirements of at least one of the claims of the patent.
Patent prosecution involves pre-grant prosecution, which involves negotiation with a patent office for the patent grant, and post-grant patent prosecution, which includes post-grant opposition and amendment.
Our patent lawyers recognize that patent law can confuse those who want to patent an idea. Contact our knowledgable patent law firm atwhen you begin the patent process and if you are ready to file a patent.