At Tsircou Intellectual Property Law, we lead clients through the process of securing patent rights in the United States and throughout the world.
We work with clients who have a broad array of goals for their patents. Patents are a powerful business tool. With a strong patent one can fend off competitors from critical technologies or products, build business value and monetize investments in research and through a royalty program. With a vast understanding of our clients’ ever changing needs, we construct a patenting strategy to align with their business objectives.
Within the firm, we build and execute a process for identifying innovations, securing patent rights for those innovations and developing a patent portfolio that best protects our clients.
Representative services relating to patents procurement include:
- U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution
- Representation before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Patent portfolio development and maintenance
Initially billed as something that would help streamline and expedite the patent examination process, Accelerated Examination is slowly losing favor with the public as the patent environment continues to evolve. The USPTO has signaled it will soon take public comments as to whether the Accelerated Examination process should continue to exist altogether.
The only rights that are affected by the Brexit are those that are governed by unified EU regulations.
The concern over drone technology seems to be a ubiquitous worry in society these days…one overlooked area has been the interaction of drones with a little discussed area of intellectual property protection, trade secret law.
We reflect on the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of Apple on September 17, 2015, regarding a permanent injunction that would bar Samsung from making, using, selling, developing, advertising, or importing into the United States any software or code capable of implementing features in Samsung’s products which infringe Apple’s patents.
“Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Enforce It”: New case law on IP assignment contracts obligates employers to diligently protect their legal rights
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all appeals involving patent law complaints, recently decided Personalized User Model, LLP, and Konig v. Google, Inc., case 14-1841/15-1022 (Fed. Cir., Aug. 18, 2015), which focused on an employment agreement for the assignment of intellectual property rights. This decision handed down important new guidelines for employers to take when dealing with enforcing assignments of employee’s IP