They need to be keenly aware of their surroundings, ready to defend against the dangers out in the wild, and prepared to pounce on opportunities that cross their paths.

We can help.

We conduct an intellectual property law practice that help our Clients attain and maintain positions of leadership in  fields of invention and innovation.

And our Mission is to help them claim and protect their Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, and discover freedom to operate their businesses, gain leverage over competition, and support financial investments of all kinds including private equity (PE).

By doing so, we help (i) protect their companies, products, services and brands, and (ii) strengthen their capacity to innovate new products and services to sustain long term growth.

Discovering the freedom to operate a Client's business safely includes navigating around the IP claims of competitors, and when necessary, developing invalidity contentions against a competitor's claims.

Gaining leverage against competition includes securing IP claim grants to constrain and block competitors in various ways.

DISCOVERING freedom to operate can be achieved in different ways.

One way may involve identifying and avoiding relevant competitor patent claims that may legally impact the company and its products and services.

Typically, this involves reviewing and analyzing intellectual property claims made by a competitor and determining the impact of such claims on the freedom to operate ones business, including making, selling and providing its products and services.

Avoiding infringement of a competitor's granted patent requires navigating around the "scope" of protection afforded by its patent claims, in view of the cited prior art.

When necessary, this may involve challenging the validity of these granted patent claims.

Challenging a competitor's patent claims requires developing compelling patent invalidity contentions supported by strong prior art references not previously considered by the patent examiners during prosecution of the competitor's patent.

Another way to discover freedom to operate ones business may involve identifying prior trademark usage by another that may be considered too similar to a trademark and goods/services under consideration, and advising against the use of such a trademark to avoid potential confusion, conflict and controversy.  Often, such advice can save a client a significant amount of time, energy and money which may otherwise have been wasted in unnecessary trademark litigation.

Gaining leverage over competitors can be achieved in different ways TOO.

In general, this involves securing strong and effective intellectual property (IP) protection covering things and activities in ones current and future business plans.

For example, this may involve using the Patent Laws to secure patent protection on one's products and services.

This may also involve the use of the federal Copyright Laws and Trademark Laws, and perhaps even state Trade Secret Laws, to secure leverage and advantage, as well.

Typically, securing patent protection involves drafting and prosecuting patent claims covering a company's products, services, future market plans, and brands.

By building portfolios of granted patent claims, legal barriers and leverage may be created against the competition, providing the patent owner with the right to assert and enforce infringement of granted patent claims by competitors.

Securing strong and enforceable patent claims requires significant time, energy and effort during the patent prosecution process in the Patent Office.


Every Client seeks to increase the value of their company regardless of industry or section. And there is often a direct correlation between the value a company's IP Portfolio including Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Assets, and its shareholder equity value. So increasing the IP Portfolio value of a company is a great way to support financial investment of any kind in any company, including private equity (PE).

For over 30 years, we have been helping Clients discover freedom to operate, gain leverage over competition, AND support financial investments of all kinds in their companies.

And along the way, we have acquired great experience and insight into these processes.

Contact us today and learn more about what we may do for your company, on time and within your budget.