Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Our firm provides a wide range of patent services, including preparation, prosecution, licensing services, and counseling.  Our firm provides informed, comprehensive solutions to entities ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups, drawn from diverse industries.  Regardless of the company, technology or scope of a project, we partner closely with each client to understand their unique business and legal goals, and to develop effective patent strategies.
Technical Experience
Our firm has substantial experience in the computer software and hardware, electronics, medical devices, materials, mechanical arts, and business methods.  In addition, our attorneys have worked as engineers and research scientists for leading companies. This extensive real-world and technical experience fosters skillful representation in a wide range of technical disciplines and allows our firm to respond quickly and knowledgeably to client needs.
Portfolio Management & Counseling
Our firm engages with client personnel at the workforce and management levels to develop and oversee worldwide maintenance programs and manage portfolios, gaining an in-depth understanding of the existing portfolio, identifying areas of opportunity, developing plans to strengthen intellectual property assets and obtaining maximum protection for those assets.
Prosecution
Our attorneys have handled numerous patent applications, and our attorneys represent clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  Our attorneys prepare and prosecute patent applications that secure the strongest claims possible and build strong, defensible patents and portfolios.
All patent prosecution is handled by attorneys registered to practice before the USPTO, and we coordinate international patent filings through network of foreign agents.

EXAMPLES OF DRAFTED AND PROSECUTED US PATENT APPLICATIONS
IBM:
1. “A Retractable Interconnect Device with Two Electrical Paths,” Darcy Berger et al., Attorney Docket No. ROC130072US1.
2. “Low Insertion Force Connector Utilizing Directional Adhesion,” Joseph Kuczynski et al., Attorney Docket No. ROC130084US1.
3. “Allocating Addressable Memory Regions to an Adapter,” Sean T. Brownlow et al., US Patent Application No. 13/013,300.
4. “Confirmed Delivery of Bridged Unicast Frames,” Colin R. DeVilbiss et al., US Patent Application No. 13/281,616.
5. “Continuity Check Monitoring for Microchip Exploitation Detection,” Gerald K. Bartley et al., US Patent Application No. 12/181,357.
6. “Flash Memory Dual In-line Memory Module Management,” John Borkenhagen, US Patent Application No. 13/633,655.
7. “Heat Sink Apparatus with Extendable Pin Fins,” Don Alan Grilliland et al., US Patent Application No. 12/365,998.
8. “Managing Virtual Functions of an Input/Output Adapter,” Sean T. Brownlow et al., US Patent Application No. 12/953,964.
9. “Method and System Managing a Database System Using a Policy Framework,” Thomas A. Beavin et al., US Patent Application No. 11/614,024.
10. “Requesting Multicast Membership Information in a Distributed Switch in Response to a Miss Event,” Debra Angst et al., US Patent Application No. 13/352,952.
11. “Variable Latency Memory Delay Implementation,” Victor Acuna et al., US Patent Application No. 13/352,619.

AT&T:
12. “Method of Using a Local Area Network to Offload a Wide Area Network,” Rick Tipton et al., US Patent Application No. 14,085,062.
13. “System and Method for Health Tracking via Bone Conduction Signal Modeling,” Christopher Baldwin et al., Attorney Docket No. 2012-1392.
14. “Call Routing System and Method of Using the Same,” Robert T. Bushey et al., US Patent Application No. 13/592,531.
15. “Flexible Multiple Spreadsheet Data Consolidation System,” Scott Mills et al., US Patent Application No. 12/570,820.
16. “Method for Automatically Providing a Compressed Rendition of a Video Program in a Format Suitable for Electronic Searching and Retrieval,” David C. Gibbon et al., US Patent Application No. 09/891,371.
17. “Method and Apparatus for Multiple Description Video Coding,” Michael Orchard et al., US Patent Application No. 13/493,612.
18. “Systems, Methods, and Apparatus to Debug a Network Application by Utilizing a Cloned Network and an Interactive Debugging Technique,” Jacobus Van Der Merwe et al., US Patent Application No. 13/665,075.
19. “System and Method of Communicating a Media Stream,” Cheng-Hong Hu et al., US Patent Application No. 13/268,032.
20. “System and Method of Displaying a Video Stream,” Marc Andrew Sullivan et al., US Patent Application No. 12/275,384.
21. “System and Method to Enable Layered Video Messaging,” Randolph Wohlert, US Patent Application No. 12/903,342.
22. “System and Method to Troubleshoot a Set Top Box Device,” Chen-Yui Yang et al., US Patent Application No. 12/872,393.

Cyberonics:
23. “Identifying Seizures Using Heart Data from Two of More Windows,” Wangcai Liao et al., US Patent Application No. 13/093,613.
24. “Implantable Nerve Wrap for Nerve Stimulation Configured for Far Field Radiative Powering,” Eric Y. Chow, US Patent Application No. 13/434,119.
25. “Methods and Systems for Detecting Epileptic Events Using NNXX, Optionally with Nonlinear Analysis Parameters,” Vladislav Bukhman, US Patent Application No. 12/768,472.
26. “Using Physiological Sensor Data with an Implantable Medical Device,” Steven Maschino, US Patent Application No. 13/072,430.

SanDisk:
27. “Data Storage Device and Method to Correct Bit Values Using Multiple Read Voltages,” Manuel Antonio D’Abreu et al., US Patent Application No. 13/234,011.
28. “Method of Data Storage in Non-Volatile Memory,” Eran Sharon et al, US Patent Application No. 13/390,855.
29. “Method for Efficient Storage of Metadata in Flash Memory,” Menahem Lasser et al., US Patent Application No. 13/670,599.
30. “System and Method of Copying Data,” Eran Sharon et al., US Patent Application No. 13/593,107.
31. “Systems and Methods of Storing Data,” Eran Sharon et al., US Patent Application No. 13/329,684.
32. “Systems and Methods of Updating Read Voltages,” Anand Venkitachalam et al., US Patent Application No. 13/599,854.
33. “System and Method to Buffer Data,” Reuven Elhamias, US Patent Application No. 13/154,751.
34. “Using Slow Response Memory Device on a Fast Response Interface,” US Patent Application No. 13/542,958.

Qualcomm:
35. “Accessory Device with Storage Capacity,” Ricardo DJ Bernal Castillo, U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/868,966.
36. “A Reset Flip-Flop with Reduced Retention Voltage,” Rasouli Seid Hadi et al., Attorney Docket No. 1394-122211.
37. “A Vertical-Coupling Transformer with an Air-Gap Structure,” Jeffrey Lan et al., US Patent Application No. 13/778,191.
38. “An Integration of a Replica Circuit and a Transformer on a Passive-On-Glass (POG) Substrate,” Jeffrey Lan et al., US Patent Application No. 13/829,784.
39. “Through-Silicon Via (TSV) with a Fuse Structure,” Vidhya Ramachandran et al., US Patent Application No. 13/801,009.
40. “A Metal-Oxide-Metal (MOM) Capacitor with Enhanced Capacitance,” Li Sean et al., US Patent Application No. 13/784,895.
41. “At-Speed Multi-Port Memory Array Test Method and Apparatus,” Anand Krishnamurthy et al., US Patent Application No. 11/365,648.
42. “Combining Data from Multiple Image Sensors,” Sergiu R. Goma et al., US Patent Application No. 13/079,616.
43. “Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Device and Method,” Bin Yang et al., US Patent Application No. 13/465,064.
44. “Combining Data from Multiple Image Sensors,” Sergiu R. Goma et al., US Patent Application No. 13/079,619.
45. “Combing Data from Multiple Image Sensors,” Sergiu R. Goma et al., US Patent Application No. 13/079,629.
46. “Extending Battery Life of a Portable Electronic Device,” Bakak Forutanpour et al., US Patent Application No. 12/980,823.
47. “Fin-Type Device System and Method,” Seung-Chul Song, US Patent Application No. 12/552,359.
48. “Flexible Interconnect Cable for an Electronic Assembly,” James Leroy Blair et al., US Patent Application No. 12/957,071.
49. “Magnetic Tunnel Junction Device and Fabrication,” Xia Li et al., US Patent Application No. 12/557,611.
50. “Memory Device Having a Local Current Sink,” Jung Pill Kim et al., US Patent Application No. 12/778,337.
51. “Methods and Implementation of Low-Power Power-On Control Circuits,” Chang Ki Kwon et al., US Patent Application No. 12/971,527.
52. “Method of Forming a Dual Contact Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) Structure,” Jeff Xu et al., Attorney Docket No. 1394-140182.
53. “Method of Forming a Magnetic Tunnel Junction Device,” Xia Li et al., US Patent Application No. 12/780,174.
54. “Method of Using a Backside Stress Sensor to Measure Stress Imposed on an Electronic Device or a Circuit,” Vidhya Ramachandran et al., Attorney Docket No. 1394-135227.
55. “Method of Using Stress Mitigation Structures (SMS) to Reduce Stress from Stress Domains,” Daniel Kim et al., Attorney Docket No. 1394-140455.
56. “Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction Structure,” Xia Li, US Patent Application No. 12/732,675.
57. “Positioning for WLANs and Other Wireless Networks,” Stephen Edge et al., US Patent Application No. 11/982,843.
58. “Power Saving for Hot Plug Detect,” Cheng Zhong et al., US Patent Application No. 12/575,498.
59. “RF Buffer Circuit with Dynamic Biasing,” Rajagopalan Rangarajan, US Patent Application No. 13/406,675.
60. “Sense Amplifier Including a Level Shifter,” Jen Tsung Lin et al., US Patent Application No. 13/721,119.
61. “Synchronized Broadcast/Multicast Communication,” Matthew S. Grob et al., US Patent Application No. 12/985,328.
62. “System and Methods for Cache Line Replacement,” Ajay A. Ingle et al., US Patent Application No. 13/894,545.
63. “System and Method for Simultaneous Operation of Multiple Modems Using a Single Transceiver,” Gregory R. Lie et al., US Patent Application No. 12/779,804.
64. “System and Method of Calibrating a Phase-Locked Loop While Maintaining Lock,” Glenn A. Murphy et al., US Patent Application No. 13/296,389.
65. “Transformer-Based CMOs Oscillators,” Mazhareddin Taghivand, US Patent Application No. 12/406,525.

JPMorgan:
66. “Method and System for Monitoring Non-Occurring Events,” Maskall et al., Patent No. US 7,610,172, 2009.
67. “System and Method for Food Safety Inspection,” Brock et al., Patent No. US 7,686,232 B2, 2010.
68. “Integrated Payment Processing System,” Richard et al., US Patent Application No. 11/400,171.
69. “Method for Transaction Processing in a Capture and Deposit,” Richard et al., US Patent Application No. 11/873,845.
70. “Method and System for Monitoring Non-Occurring Events,” Maskall et al., PCT/US2007/014105.
71. “Online Interactive and Partner-Enhanced Credit Card Application System,” Attorney Docket No. 47004.000380.
72. “Software Installation Checker,” Attorney Docket No. 47004.000383.
73. “A System and Method for Integrated systems and Data Processing,” Attorney Docket No. 72167.000517.
74. “Network and Applications Access Re-Certification System,” Attorney Docket No. 47004.000381.
75. “Application Access Control System,” Attorney Docket No. 72167.000599.
76. “Applications Access Re-Certification System,” JPMorgan, Attorney Docket No. 47004.000381.
77. “Technique for Forming a Thermal Conductive Interfacial Layer by Dip Soldering,” Attorney Docket No. 64470.000009.
78. “Dealworks System,” Attorney Docket No. 72167.000596.
79. “In-Show Product Advertisement and Purchase System,” Attorney Docket No. 47004.000361.
80. “System and Method for Communication Data to a Process,” Kingham et al., Patent No. US 7,085,759 B2, 2006.
81. “Method and System for Monitoring Non-Occurring Events,” Maskall et al., Patent No. US 7,610,172, 2009.
82. “System and Method for Multicurrency and Multibank Processing over a Non-Secure Network,” Jou et al., Patent No. US 7,809,636 B1, 2010.
83. “Customer Activated Multi-Value (CAM) Card,” Brake, Jr. et al., Patent No. US 7,263,507 B1, 2007.
84. “System and Method for Food Safety Inspection,” Brock et al., Patent No. US 7,686,232 B2, 2010.
85. “System and Method for Providing Access to Data from Proprietary Tools,” Gerald Hanweck, US Patent Application No. 10/358,921.
86. “EURO Payment Routing and Intra-Day Flow Control System and Method,” Nigel Knight et al., US Patent Application No. 09/868,176.
87. “Network Based Loan Approval and Document Origination System,” Lloyd Adams, US Patent Application No. 09/765,137.
88. “System and Method for Integrating Trading Operations Including the Generation, Processing, and Tracking of Trade Documents,” Albert Kwang-Hwa Sun, US Patent Application No. 09/495,393.
89. “System and Method for Post Closing and Custody Services,” John Peter Myer et al., US Patent Application No. 11/086,569.
90. “System and Method for Establishing or Modifying an Account with User Selectable Terms,” Mary Carter Warren et al., Patent No. US 7,689,504, 2010.
91. “System and Method for Offering a Financial Product,” James et al., Patent No. US 7,472,088 B2.
92. “System and Method for Generating Graphical User Interfaces,” Brian et al., Patent No. US 7,676,751.
93. “S/M for Offering Reward Programs,” Schmitt et al., US Patent Application No. 11/634,159.

Other Clients:
94. “Reagent for Labeling Primary Amine Groups in Proteins,” Yang Cai et al., US Patent Application No. 14/229,911.

EXAMPLES OF DRAFTED AND PROSECUTED INTERNATIONAL PATENT (PCT) APPLICATIONS
Qualcomm:
Australia
95. “Synchronized Broadcase/Multicast Communication,” Matthew S. Grop et al., PCT/US95/09651, Australian Patent Application No. 2010202417.
China
96. “Method of Forming a Magnetic Tunnel Junction Device,” Xia Li et al., PCT/US2009/035377, Chinese Patent Application No. 200980107899.4.
India
97. “At-Speed Multi-Port Memory Array Test Method and Apparatus,” Anand Krishnamurthy et al., PCT/US2007/063097, Indian Patent Application No. 1725/MUMNP/2008.
98. “Method and Apparatus for Conditional Broadcast of Barrier Operations,” James Edward Sullivan et al. PCT/US2007/077336, Indian Patent Application No. 320/MUMNP/2009.
99. “Method and Apparatus for Reducing Lookups in a Branch Target Address Cache,” Michael Morrow, PCT/US2007/075996, Indian Patent Application No. 240/MUMNP/2009.

Japan
100. “Methods and Apparatus for Controlling Distribution of Location Information,” Norman F. Krasner et al., Japanese Patent Application No. 2010-014110.
101. “Multithreaded Processor with Lock Indicator,” Lucian Codrescu et al., PCT/US2008/085402, Japanese Patent Application No. 2013-034561.
102. “Power Saving for Hot Plug Detect,” Cheng Zhong et al., PCT/US2010/051863, Japanese Patent Application No. 2012-533324.
103. “Selective Fabrication of High-Capacitance Insulator for a Metal-Oxide-Metal Capacitor,” Wootag Kang et al., PCT/US2010/027450, Japanese Patent Application No. 2011-554277.
104. “System and Methods for Cache Line Replacement,” Ajay A. Ingle et al., PCT/US2009/032920, Japanese Patent Application No. 2010-548780.

Korean
105. “Power Saving for Hot Plug Detect,” Cheng Zhong et al., PCT/US2010/051863, Korean Patent Application No. (PCT) 10-2012-7011915.
106. “Selective Fabrication of High-Capacitance Insulator for a Metal-Oxide-Metal Capacitor,” Wootag Kang et al., PCT/US2010/027450, Korean Patent Application No. (PCT)10-2011-7024261.

EPO
107. “Method of Forming a Magnetic Tunnel Junction Structure,” Xia Li, PCT/US2009/034836, European Patent Application No. 11186235.5.
108. “Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Device and Method,” Bin Yang et al., PCT/US2013/039947, Article 34 Amendment.
109. “Systems and Methods of Performing Noise Modulation and Gain Adjustment,” Venkatraman Atti et al., PCT/US2013/057368, Article 34 Amendment.

SanDisk:
EPO
110. “System and Method to Buffer Data,” Reuven Elhamias, PCT/US2012/037068, entry into national stage.
Korean
111. “Data Recovery Using Additional Error Correction Coding Data,” Manuel Antonio D’Abreu et al., PCT/US 2012/023735, Korean Patent Application No. (PCT) 10-2013-7021030.

Trademark
We handle a wide variety of trademark matters, and we provide fixed fee representation in most cases. Whether you are interested in evaluating a new mark, or you are attempting to register a mark and have received an office action from the USPTO, we can assist with your current trademark needs.
TRADEMARK SEARCHING
Considering a new trademark? Our trademark registrability search provides clients with the confidence of knowing whether a proposed mark is available. Search results are typically available within 24 hours.
TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
From preparing the initial application to sending you the final registration certificate, we handle the entire trademark registration process, including all routine follow up with the USPTO.
USPTO OFFICE ACTIONS
Have you received an "office action" email or other communication from the USPTO? If the USPTO has questioned your application or refused to register your mark, we can review your situation and provide a strategy to move forward. Our initial review is no obligation and always free, and in most cases, we can provide a low cost quote to help quickly and efficiently get your application back on track.
TRADEMARK MAINTENANCE AND CONSULTING
In addition to assisting with filing the appropriate maintenance and renewal documents to make sure your registration stays in force, we can also consult with clients regarding trademark infringement, licensing and transfer issues.