Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Patent Prosecution

As a highly specialized IP firm, we built our reputation through developing and securing vital patent assets for our clients. We don’t just go through the motions of patent prosecution. We actively develop patent portfolios to achieve our clients’ strategic goals, whether they are focused on defensive coverage, licensing revenue, creating barriers to market entry, preparation for litigation, monetizing non-essential patent assets, or building value for a strategic exit. We have extensive experience in leading and defending due diligence, preparing patent opinions, and negotiating high-stakes patent deals. As a leader among IP firms, we participate in Patent Office pilot programs to assist the USPTO in developing new processes and programs that benefit our clients. By thinking outside of the box, we stress creative and proactive approaches to accelerating and improving prosecution results, often meeting face-to-face with U.S. Patent Examiners.

Realizing the dynamic nature of patent law, we have created a number of cross-functional teams where patent prosecution and litigation attorneys work closely with each other, crafting multi-dimensional tactics and strategies that take into account our clients’ business goals. We strive to understand the business realities surrounding the intellectual property. This holistic view of the legal landscape, our clients’ interests and overall industry trends give us a greater understanding of how inventions are implemented and used, as well as the direction technology itself is headed. 

With the insight gleaned, we are able to quickly develop successful technology protection strategies, identify potential risks to avoid third-party action, conduct diligence associated with acquisitions, and create prosecution portfolio management strategies tailored around individual exit plans.

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