We are always working to improve our patent preparation and prosecution practices. For example, we have developed and implemented a number of standard practices, including:
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all varieties of contested intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation before the U.S. federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review proceedings. Our clients also benefit from our partnership in the IP Legal Network, a group of firms located around the country that support each other in contested matters as needs arise.
Using the superior tools provided at the Detroit Patent Office, we can search virtually any area of technology for a client seeking to invalidate a competitor’s patent, concerned about freedom-to-operate issues, and investigating the potential patentability of a proposed invention.
We regularly prepare opinions of counsel concerning infringement and/or invalidity of U.S. patents, often after performing searches such as described above. Our abilities to provide opinions have become increasingly important considering recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent.