The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the heart of intellectual property law, providing patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses. Successfully representing clients at the USPTO requires an understanding gained through years of experience. Many of our attorneys began their careers as patent examiners and bring an incredible depth of knowledge and practical experience in how to protect and defend your IP assets.
We specialize in preparation and prosecution of new applications and post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, including:
- Preparation of patent and trademark applications
- Responding to office actions with arguments or amendments
- Conducting interviews with examiners
- Appeals practice
- Filing and prosecuting reissue applications
- Ex parte and inter parte reexamination proceedings
- Cancellation actions
In addition, we provide a range of value add services including new product design guidance, cost/benefit analysis of IP investments, budgeting and IP budget tracking, and turnkey foreign filing services. Our goal is to protect your IP assets by helping you navigate the complicated rules and procedures at the USPTO.
We take a creative approach to safeguard our clients' IP investments. For example, Roylance Abrams filed the first inter partes reexamination request before the USPTO, and succeeded in having all claims of the patent ruled invalid or disclaimed. This was accomplished at about 4% the cost of the average IP litigation, a significant win for both our client and the firm.
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., we are a short distance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This allows us to conduct face-to-face interviews and demonstrations during USPTO proceedings, as well as hand deliver case documentation. We are also within close proximity to the U.S. Copyright Office, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and scores of other agencies and courts.