Patent Preparation & Prosecution

Patent Preparation & Prosecution

At SpencePC, our attorneys aggressively approach patent prosecution and patent office enforcement – from searching the prior art to preparing the initial patent application to handling examiner responses and amendments. We draw on experience with large domestic and international clients and industry experience to develop and streamline procedures for efficiently drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as defending in front of the PTAB. Our patent preparation and prosecution processes and procedures are geared towards maximizing efficiency and value for our clients. We assist our clients with both utility and design patent preparation and prosecution.

Some representative matters include:

  • Patent preparation and prosecution for a start-up blockchain technology company;
  • Patent prosecution for a video imaging and virtual reality company;
  • Design and utility patent prosecution for a personal safety device company.

We work closely with our client so that the patenting process is interactive from start to finish.  Our standard processes and procedures include regular interaction with our clients’ inventors and technologists throughout the patenting process, as well as regular interaction with the patent office examiners assigned to our clients’ patent applications after filing.  Our team develops patent maintenance and follow-up procedures when necessary, understanding that protecting your innovation is an ongoing challenge. Our work with clients in a variety of industries enables us to develop efficient strategies for navigating the patent process, ensuring each client’s interests are protected.

Counseling

We advise clients on the patent landscape of their industry, including offering pre-market clearance and invalidity opinions. We partner with our clients to understand their industry, providing valuable insights to their operations, and proactively identify risks that could affect their technology strategies and related business plans. We undertake studies of third-party patents and products, providing information and advice essential to our clients’ business decisions.

Due Diligence Investigations

We strive to provide an understanding of the true value and extent of our clients’ patent portfolio and related technology assets, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding negotiations and acquisitions. We examine all facets of a potential deal – from obligations to liability – to analyze the risks and weigh available opportunities to make sure our client and their assets are protected and poised to advance their business objectives.

Portfolio Management

Our attorneys understand the importance of a diversified patent portfolio, and we guide clients through the process of managing their portfolio to meet their business goals. We want to be a trusted partner with our clients, so we’re able to craft a strategy to meet their needs.

Patent Mining & Mapping

We manage matters associated with patent mining and landscaping, including charting patent claims to studying the prior art citation history, to help clients identify the overall trends and patterns that shape the organization’s direction. We work with each client and their technologists to strike a balance between their stated business objectives and market opportunities.