We represent our clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office with zeal and dedication. The foreign associates we work with share our commitment. The aim is to secure the broadest scope of legal protection in light of the prior art both in the U.S. and abroad. Based on our belief and ability to execute on a rifle rather than a shotgun approach, we develop a sound claim strategy upfront to avoid endless iterations. We invite you to review our record.
We review patent portfolios for legal and technical merits on behalf of clients that are making complex purchasing decisions involving patents and technical know-how. In doing so we rely on our highly technical backgrounds and network of specialists available to us. More than any other, this service exceeds the typical legal review of prosecution history that routinely glosses over important technical concerns. Some patents are legally sound but about to be made irrelevant. Others look narrow, but target problems that are fundamental in their field and unlikely to disappear. Our rigorous and fair assessments will help you uncover such issues.
We are experts at preparing opinions relating to proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to help our clients gauge their likelihood of success. In situations that merit action we conduct post-grant proceedings such as Re-Examinations, Inter-Partes Reviews (IPR’s) and Post-Grant Reviews (PGR’s) for Patentees as well as Petitioners. We invite you to speak to us to learn more about our capabilities.
Thorough prior art searches are a prerequisite to obtaining strong patents. Claims that are critical to your business should withstand challenges. Those invariably start with a third party search. We want our clients to have a high degree of confidence that such later searches are unlikely to uncover surprising references. This is achieved by performing our own searches first. In our experience, submissions of Information Disclosure Statements with relevant art encourage the Examiners to perform well-targeted searches during prosecution. The compounding effect of all these searches is in your favor.
In addition to standard patent due diligence and searches, we also provide some of our clients with supplementary market analysis. Since timing is crucial in patenting, our market analysis focuses on time of market entry by potential competitors as well as any entities that may own important prior art. One of our market evolution case studies covers Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The below illustrations show the history of the overall AR/VR market and they also highlight times of entry by major participants, research institutions, patent holders and other important entities. Each blue dot in the first historical visualization represents an entity at their earliest time of entry starting in the early 1960’s. In subsequent historical visualizations specific groups of entities are highlighted in red. Only the earliest entities in these groups are labeled for clarity. Disclaimer: The market analysis provided by Patent Safari is on a “best effort” basis and relies on public records only. Patent Safari makes no representations as to the completeness and accuracy of these data and cannot be held liable therefor.