Intellectual Property law, intelligently.
Our attorneys have provided patent protection for...
You have extraordinary skill in the art, so trust your ideas with extraordinary professionals.
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Our main office is in San Francisco / Silicon Valley, one of the most active areas of high tech innovation. But we also have a New York office to serve our east coast clients and we work with many tech companies outside of the Bay Area.
The entire firm specializes in and focuses on IP law. We keep up on the changes in the law, best strategies, and best practices in the IP field. Our systems and procedures are all customized and fine-tuned for IP practice. All of our practitioners have engineering/science degrees, work experience in tech, and IP law backgrounds. Our expertise is in patent and trademark preparation and prosecution.
We bring an innovative approach to IP law practice (well, at least as far as the legal profession goes). IP law firms tend to be stuck in their traditional ways, even while serving cutting edge high-tech clients. Why shouldn’t IP law firms also be up to speed? We’re here to address that, while fiercely maintaining a high quality level of work product. We’re proud to project our culture, we hope you notice.
Quality and impressive results don't require suits, some of the world’s most amazing innovation happens in shirts, shorts, and flip flops. If anybody knows this, it’s the tech industry, which knows that a law firm doesn't need to be traditional and conservative to provide excellent services. While we don’t personally dress like we’re going to the beach (well maybe sometimes), we know that you recognize substance over form. And so we can be relaxed, laid-back, and on your wavelength.
Time is of the essence because development at the bleeding edge of your field moves at the speed of light- and so are your competitors. For that reason, we strive to get your applications on file as soon as possible and actively handle the processes to reach patent issuance by the USPTO. Especially with the United States’ move to the first-inventor-to-file patent system, getting your patent applications on file quickly has never been more crucial.
Above all else, we believe in producing quality over quantity, both in terms of substance and form. We sleep better at night knowing that everything we’ve touched has resulted in solid work product. Of course, everyone makes this claim, but when you work with us, you’ll notice that we prefer to spend more time on a single project to get it right and be proud to sign our name on it. After all, we know that you'll notice and appreciate the difference, and continue to work with us for time to come.
We’ve significantly reduced overhead by cutting out costly licensing for outdated software and systems. Instead, we reevaluated and opted for solutions that are up-to-date, more capable, and dependable. We've carefully developed efficient procedures to develop a lean practice. We've even taken a cue from our clients by using a modern desk-sharing approach in our main office, a few desks at coworking spaces, and optional telecommuting.
We’re excited to show off our paperless practice. Not only does going green benefit the environment, but our practice and clients too. For instance, we have an electronic copy of everything that's quickly accessible at our fingertips, stored cleanly with best practices in mind, and all backed up through a multi-site backup routine.