The core of our practice is U.S. and non-U.S. patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and related proceedings before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We have prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications across a wide range of technologies, industries and clients, including, for example, financial institutions, defense contractors, software developers and providers, gaming companies, semiconductor companies, the oil & gas industry, smart grid companies and universities. Our experience includes ex parte and inter partes reexamination (now review) proceedings, pre-issuance third party submissions, accelerated examination and in-depth knowledge of Patent Office rules and procedures.
Additionally, we have substantial experience with pre-enforcement issues including portfolio vetting and analysis for assertion as well as threat consideration and response and opinions. We also conduct intellectual property due diligence and agreement drafting in support of licensing ventures, mergers & acquisitions, investment review and spin-offs.