I have a passion for helping my clients establish ownership of their invention and protect their intellectual property rights. Being accused of patent infringement or confronting a declaratory judgment challenging your patents validity can often yield a gut reaction of fear and anxiety. There’s no need to feel threatened or let your company get forced into a settlement by patent trolls.
I can guide you through the intricacies of the telecommunications, semiconductors, computer hardware, and software industries to evaluate the validity of claims being made against you, as well as devise a strategy should it be necessary.
Vigorously Protecting Your Right to Innovate
The technology climate in the last few years has only accelerated its pace of advancement. While we currently live in a first to file world and a generally anti-patent climate in the design space, that doesn’t change the fact that immense work goes into researching, manufacturing, and marketing a product. Do not allow an unreasonable assertion of a patent to keep you from monetizing your invention to its full potential.
My overall goal is to defend your rights or properly contextualize the limitations of theirs. Typically this can force a settlement or delay the enforcement of their claims stemming from an issued patent. When a product falls within a scope of a patents claims that is akin to a trespass. But a lack of technical understanding or profit driven motives can cause people to broadly assert their rights without justification.
There are a variety of methods by which I can protect your rights to a patent, including assisting in litigation. While litigation can be costly for all parties I strive to resolve disputes with the other parties in the most cost effective way possible. Should it be necessary, we are willing to argue on your behalf at both the trial and appellate level.
Some strategies that discourage litigation include:
- Patent re-examination challenging the validity of an issued patent
- Inter partes review proceedings to challenge the validity of patent claims
- Competitor patent audits to identifying leverage the threats posed by their patents
- Identifying cross-licensing opportunities
Litigation generally involves a patent owner asserting one of several forms of patent infringement, including:
- Indirect infringement of a patent
- Direct infringement of a patent
- Infringement by inducement
- Declaratory judgments
- License disputes
There are a variety of strategies that can leveraged to minimize your exposure to damages.
I not seek to just represent my client, but instead attempt to form a strategic partnership with them to advocate on their behalf and reach the best possible solution while always keeping in mind costs. If we succeed in eliminating an infringement suit but you are placed in an overly burdensome financial position, then we do not label such a scenario as a victory. Satisfying your cost expectations is a top priority.
Meeting Strategic Goals
I approach all my work with a strategic eye towards your market’s technical aspects as well as your overall strategic goals. My overall goal is to eliminate the threat of lengthy patent litigation, which could discourage your inventors to continue innovating and customers from continuing to do business with you. My deep knowledge of the hardware and software sectors coupled with my insights in patent portfolio analysis mean that I can advise you on the best path forward.
I can take you from inspiration to patent application filing and patent grant.
I can work with you to bring patent infringement suits against infringers.
I defend parties from patent infringement suits and declaratory judgement actions.
Determine patentable inventions in your current innovation pipeline.
Patent Portfolio Analysis
Identify valuable patents in your current patent portfolio.
Trademarks to ensure your brand and company are protected as yo grow.