Intellectual Property Law

Patent

Experienced as patent prosecutors and patent litigators, the Firm focuses on helping clients obtain the broadest patent coverage in the most efficient manner possible. The Firm prepares and prosecutes national and international patents, conducts reexamination, interference proceedings and Markman hearings, and drafts claim construction charts. We can assist clients in obtaining or resisting temporary restraining orders, preliminary/temporary injunctions, and other equitable relief. 

Technical Expertise:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Microbiology
  • Agricultural
  • Medical Devices
  • Stem Cell
  • Small Molecule

Trademark

The Firm routinely counsels clients during the trademark selection process and provide detailed trademark opinions to avoid or minimize possibilities of litigation. Oftentimes litigation is inevitable and the Firm is prepared to litigate trademark cases in court, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the International Trade Commission.  

Copyright

The Firm assists clients in registering copyrights and drafting and negotiating agreements involving copyrighted works including joint-development agreements, licenses, assignments, rights clearance, and distribution agreements. In the event of litigation, the Firm has extensive experience in litigating against infringers as well as defending against allegations of infringement.  

Selected Patents

  • 7,932,430 – Development of a simple animal model for infection by viruses and other   obligate intracellular parasites.
  • 7,345,219 – Mitogen-activated protein kinase and method of use to enhance biotic and   abiotic stress tolerance in plants.
  • 7,326,528 – Method of detecting disease conditions in C. elegans infected with animal   virus.
  • 7,160,580 – Organic acids incorporated edible antimicrobial films.
  • 7,074,568 – Molecular diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial infections.