Our patent process is fundamentally different than that of most law firms. An analogy would be to the way in which an artist creates a statue: most say that they have a vision of the finished statue and then “release it” from the stone. In contrast, many companies lack the vision of their finished portfolio of patents, and therefore do not file for patents which would complete their “statue” and do file patents which are not within the scope of the patent portfolio “statue.” We work with our clients to flesh-out the outline of the finished “statue” and then design a patent roadmap to protect the entire scope of work.
The benefits of our patent process include:
- Looking at every patent as a valuable asset that should maximize your return on investment and be profitable for your company in the long-term.
- Being selective in advising you on which patents to pursue. Although it is fairly easy to file a patent application, obtaining the grant of a patent can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Our firm focuses on the strategic value and quality of your patents — not the quantity.
- Objective advice and walking you through the hard questions regarding each property in your portfolio at each phase of the application process. A provisional application that provided vital signaling value in one year may or may not be worth filing in 152 countries around the world. A non-provisional that covered a key innovation three years ago may not be worth pursuing after the company pivots. An allowed application may be important enough to file additional applications for several years. We counsel clients looking to wisely decide these and other patent questions.
- Ensuring your patents will withstand competitive threats.
- Reducing or eliminating the need for patent consultants, by integrating long-term patent portfolio planning, execution, management, and enforcement into our services.