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Protecting valuable inventions through patents can be critical to the success of companies, universities and entrepreneurial individuals. Patent protection is secured through applications that are filed and prosecuted before patent offices in the United States and throughout the world. To gain allowance, patent applications must be drafted in a way that adequately describes the subject matter for which protection is sought, crafted in a manner that considers the prior art, and contain claims that are clear and concise. Ideally, issued patents should be broad enough to provide meaningful protection, narrow enough to cover commercial products, and strong enough to withstand validity challenges from competitors. It is therefore equally critical that the legal representation chosen in this complex area is qualified and competent.
Feldman Gale’s attorneys and other patent professionals have extensive knowledge of the laws, regulations and rules that govern patent practice. Our Registered Patent Attorneys have years of experience working with the patent examiners in the United States Patent and Trademark Office that review and allow the applications. This experience enables us to address objections, overcome rejections, and facilitate allowance so that our clients receive quality, practical and cost-effective representation that is tailored to their business needs. This expertise also extends to the filing and prosecution of patents outside the United States. Accordingly, in those cases where our clients wish to protect their inventions internationally, Feldman Gale has the expertise necessary to establish and protect those rights. In many cases, Feldman Gale’s attorneys and para-professionals rely on their extensive network of relationships with foreign associates to navigate the range of issues that arise due to differences between U.S. and foreign law.
Our patent attorneys couple their knowledge of the substantive law with broad academic and industrial experience in a wide range of technologies, including chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, chemical processes, material science, medical devices, mechanical engineering, computer science and the electrical arts. Most of our attorneys hold scientific degrees, and in many cases advanced degrees, including Masters and Ph.Ds. Many of our attorneys also have considerable industrial experience which allows them to appreciate the practical applications of the technology at issue. Our attorneys routinely teach, publish and present on challenges and changes in the practice area. Others have served as patent experts.
Based on our experience, Feldman Gale is able to secure utility, design and business method patents in every imaginable industry and jurisdiction. Feldman Gale also advises its clients on patentability, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, opinions of counsel, reexamination, reissue, interference, opposition and other patent proceedings. Our attorneys also assist clients concerning issues that arise at different stages of commercialization. For example, many clients seek our input at the product development stage so that they can be well-informed of the patent landscape before making substantial investments. Other clients engage us to investigate and assess the rights of competitors so that they can determine whether to pursue certain activities or assert various claims in a given situation. Feldman Gale is pleased to provide these services for entities that are large and small, public and private, and for-profit and non-profit.