Patent

Patent Strategies and Prosecution

Your patent portfolio can be a lucrative and vital part of your business. With a core concentration on patent rights, our patent attorneys will help you transform your ideas into valuable intellectual property assets.

The rules governing patent examination are lengthy, complex, and daunting. We can help you navigate through the United States Patent Office procedures and strategically develop a strong, comprehensive patent portfolio. ‎

Whether it be a new business method, scientific process or product design, our attorneys and patent professionals are technical specialists with decades of experience evaluating an invention’s patentability, prosecuting patent applications and ultimately securing domestic and foreign patents across a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace & aeronautics
  • Agriculture and plant variety
  • Biotech
  • Chemicals
  • Clean technology
  • Consumer products
  • Defense
  • E-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software

Resources for Patent Monitoring and Enforcement

Working with patent examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, we use our technical knowledge to navigate the complex process of patent prosecution and meet the requirements of patentability and to obtain patents with the broadest possible protection. We work with you to evaluate, prioritize, and sequence the actions and challenges that can affect your business plans, including licensing negotiations, design-around strategies, infringement responses or litigation strategies.

We have an experienced investigative team that searches the USPTO database, and other databases, for pending applications and issued patents that can affect your invention's patentability. Our proprietary docketing software ensures effective management of your patent portfolio by tracking all USPTO deadlines. We also have a state-of-the-art graphics department – CAD-equipped – to ensure that each patent drawing is an accurate portrayal of your invention.

Patent Litigation

Although litigation may be an ultimate forum in which to enforce your patents or defend patent infringement claims, our attorneys have saved clients millions of dollars by avoiding costly, lengthy and disruptive litigation. We work with clients to pursue the best procedural strategies and solutions outside of litigation, including negotiation and settlement opportunities. If litigation moves forward, we provide informed counsel and advocate for your rights several ways:

  • Defend client interests as plaintiffs or defendants
  • Representation in federal district courts throughout the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Alternative resolutions through Section 337 litigation which provides remedies through the International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • ITC investigations
  • Post-Grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
    • Post-Grant review
    • Prior art searches and evaluations
    • Ex Parte Reexamination
    • Inter Partes Review
    • Business Methods Review
    • Derivation Proceedings

International Patent Protection

The global nature of commerce requires intellectual property rights owners to consider securing IP rights outside the United States. Our attorneys handle intellectual property matters throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Our clients include American companies that operate abroad and foreign companies who have business interests in the United States.

To facilitate communication with foreign associates, company representatives, inventors and experts, our attorneys speak a number of different languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese), Greek, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai.

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Intellectual Property

Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
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Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
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Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
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Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
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Michael J. Curry
Michael J. Curry
Partner
Los Angeles
mcurry@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
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Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Partner
Los Angeles
jehresmann@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mark Garscia
Mark Garscia
Partner
Los Angeles
mgarscia@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Robert A. Green
Robert A. Green
Partner
Los Angeles
rgreen@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Peter C. Hsueh
Peter C. Hsueh
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
phsueh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
jjeon@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shaun P. Lee
Shaun P. Lee
Partner
Los Angeles
slee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jason C. Martone
Jason C. Martone
Partner
Los Angeles
jmartone@​lrrc.com
949.476.0757 / vCard
Gary J. Nelson
Gary J. Nelson
Partner
Los Angeles
gnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Plumley
David A. Plumley
Partner
Los Angeles
dplumley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Lauren E. Schneider
Lauren E. Schneider
Partner
Los Angeles
lschneider@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Partner
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
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Raymond R. Tabandeh
Raymond R. Tabandeh
Partner
Los Angeles
rtabandeh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Anne Wang
Anne Wang
Partner
Los Angeles
awang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Katherine L. Quigley
Katherine L. Quigley
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
kquigley@​lrrc.com
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Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Olga Katsnelson
Olga Katsnelson
Associate
Los Angeles
okatsnelson@​lrrc.com
626.683.4560 / vCard
Kyle W. Kellar
Kyle W. Kellar
Associate
Los Angeles
kkellar@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Clara C. Low
Clara C. Low
Associate
Silicon Valley
clow@​lrrc.com
650.687.8421 / vCard
Abazar "Arya" Mireshghi
Abazar "Arya" Mireshghi
Associate
Los Angeles
amireshghi@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.
Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mregehr@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Nancy R. Snow
Nancy R. Snow
Associate
Las Vegas
nsnow@​lrrc.com
702.474.2650 / vCard
Dustin R. Szakalski
Dustin R. Szakalski
Associate
Los Angeles
dszakalski@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jeffrey C. Tom
Jeffrey C. Tom
Associate
Los Angeles
jctom@​lrrc.com
626.683.4553 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
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David M. Zamora
David M. Zamora
Associate
Phoenix
dzamora@​lrrc.com
602.262.5788 / vCard
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Technical Specialist
Los Angeles
cseu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Amrita Chakrabarti
Amrita Chakrabarti
Patent Agent
Los Angeles
achakrabarti@​lrrc.com
626.683.4559 / vCard
Yuan  Yuan Zhang, Ph.D.
Yuan Yuan Zhang, Ph.D.
Patent Agent
Los Angeles
yzhang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard

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Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
626.795.9900
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
626.795.9900