Patent

In today’s competitive world, it is critical to secure patent protection for new inventions to prevent others from appropriating attractive technologies. Indeed, the presence or absence of a patent portfolio can mean the difference between success and failure. For this reason, acquisition of broad patent protection should be of primary concern to any organization or individual who innovates. Given the great importance of obtaining the right patent protection, it is imperative to select patent attorneys who best understand the patent laws, your technologies, and your goals. Our patent attorneys are well equipped to assist you or your organization in obtaining the most valuable patents possible.

Of course, our patent practice is not limited to acquiring patents. To the contrary, the patent attorneys of Thomas | Horstemeyer are also skilled in assisting clients in every other aspect of patent law, including enforcement of patents against infringers. Therefore, it is our goal to not only help our clients secure patents, but to also help them leverage those patents to their fullest potential within the law.

Our clients regularly seek our counsel in regard to:

  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent application preparation and filing (provisional, non-provisional, and foreign)
  • Patent application prosecution (domestic and foreign)
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent licenses and other patent-related contracts
  • Opinions regarding patent infringement or non-infringement
  • Opinions regarding patent validity or invalidity
  • Due diligence
  • Product clearance (freedom to operate) opinions
  • Prior art searches
  • Patentability opinions
  • Appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals
  • U.S. patent interferences.