Our experienced patent attorneys are actively involved in the prosecution and litigation of patent law. We work with inventors and corporate counsel in all matters associated with patent infringement cases, including patent licensing, the patent application process and interpreting patent law. Our patent law firm focuses on protecting inventions, patent prosecution in anticipation of potential patent litigation and potential patent licensing opportunities.
A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. 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 government grants the patent. Like all property rights, it may be sold, licensed, mortgaged, assigned or transferred, given away, or abandoned. Because a patent is an exclusionary right, it does not give the patent owner the right to take advantage of it. For example, many inventions are enhancements of earlier inventions that may be already be covered by a patent.
Civil lawsuits are generally the only way to enforce patents. To establish patent infringement, a patent owner must show that the accused infringer observes all the requirements of at least one of the patent claims. Patent prosecution includes pre-grant prosecution, which includes negotiation for the patent grant with a patent office, and post-grant patent prosecution, which involves post-grant amendment and opposition.
Our patent attorneys comprehend that patent law can be perplexing to those who want to patent an idea. Contact our knowledgeable patent law firm when you begin the patent process or if you want to file a patent.