Patents


In a First-to-File world, you need to move quickly to protect what you have and want you want to get out of it.

Now more than ever you need Patent Counsel you can trust as part of your team.


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There have been recent changes in the US patent system, and more than ever, you need to be on top of your intellectual property portfolio.

Waiting to file a patent application may no longer be a wise option. More interim filings may be appropriate. Do you have a strategy, or are you hoping and crossing your fingers?

Pinnacle IP can provide a multitude of services to small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”). Whether this is your first rodeo or whether you have an existing portfolio, we can attend to your patent needs.

Our expertise covers a wide range of fields based on formal education, business experience, patent experience and life experience. We have assisted clients with inventions in biotech, food science or technology, internet, business methods, medical or mechanical devices. We are not mindless patent drafters. Instead we will apply our expertise to help ensure your patent application gives you the opportunity for a full measure of protection.

After all, anybody can get you a patent if it is narrow enough, but if your patent is not useful to your business unless it can be used as a tool to keep competitors out or as an asset that can generate licensing fees. Otherwise, why bother?

We are also skilled at designing around existing patents. If you have found yourself in a situation where you cannot proceed without infringing, and you cannot obtain a license (or can’t get it at an affordable rate), we can work with your engineers and manufacturing to design-around existing patents to come up with non-infringing alternatives.

Here are some of the services we offer in the area of Patents:

Strategic Patent Consulting
Patent Drafting / Procurement - both US and international
USPTO Procedures: Patent appeals, reexaminations or re-issues
Patentability Analysis
IP Clearance & Freedom to Operate
Patent Opinions: Validity, Noninfringement Analyses
Patent Landscape Analysis
Inventorship Disputes
Design-Around Assistance
Due Diligence (e.g. in connection with Asset Sale/Purchase, Acquisitions, or Licensing)

Patent Protection for Solo Inventors