Patent

Your patent portfolio can be a lucrative, sometimes vital, part of your business. With a core concentration on patent rights, we will help you transform your ideas into valuable property rights and, in turn, add value to your intellectual property portfolio.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to individual inventors, across various scientific disciplines: clean technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, software, chemicals, business methods, electronics, e-commerce, aerospace, aeronautics, and defense. Because our clients are diverse, so are the strategies we employ to protect their ideas. We take a collaborative approach in our patent practice – we will work with you to find the most effective strategies to help you meet your goals.

Our team has decades of experience in working with patent examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We use our experience, expertise, and technical knowledge to navigate the complex process of patent prosecution, to obtain the broadest possible protection, and, ultimately, receive granted patents for our clients. We can also handle your patent applications in foreign countries.

To be patentable, an invention must meet several requirements: novelty, nonobviousness, clarity, and other USPTO requirements. For more than 50 years, we’ve counseled our clients on various approaches to meet these requirements. We will lay out a practical time line so we can evaluate, prioritize, and sequence the actions necessary to obtain a granted patent for you.

We will also consult with you about challenges that can affect your business plans in the future – licensing negotiations, litigation, infringement, and design-around strategies.

In addition, we have an expert 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.

We earn our reputation every day in the patent world. Whether you need us to prosecute an application, analyze a potential infringement, or evaluate your invention's patentability, we will be there for you.

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Intellectual Property

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​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, Irvine
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
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, Irvine
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, Irvine
lschneider@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
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
Takashi Hashimoto
Takashi Hashimoto
Of Counsel
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
thashimoto@​lrrc.com
650.687.8441 / vCard
Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
jehresmann@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shaun P. Lee
Shaun P. Lee
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
slee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. Curry
Michael J. Curry
Associate
Los Angeles
mcurry@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Cameron Cushman
Cameron Cushman
Associate
Los Angeles
CCushman@​lrrc.com
626.683.4571 / vCard
Charles E. Jensen
Charles E. Jensen
Associate
Los Angeles
cjensen@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Kyle W. Kellar
Kyle W. Kellar
Associate
Silicon Valley
kkellar@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jimmy Y. Kwun
Jimmy Y. Kwun
Associate
Los Angeles
jkwun@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Griffin S. Lee
Griffin S. Lee
Associate
Los Angeles
glee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Clara C. Low
Clara C. Low
Associate
Silicon Valley
clow@​lrrc.com
650.687.8421 / vCard
Abazar Mireshghi
Abazar Mireshghi
Associate
Los Angeles
amireshghi@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Katherine L. Quigley
Katherine L. Quigley
Associate
Los Angeles
kquigley@​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
Kyle N. Siegal
Kyle N. Siegal
Associate
Phoenix, Silicon Valley
ksiegal@​lrrc.com
602.262.0809 / vCard
Dustin R. Szakalski
Dustin R. Szakalski
Associate
Los Angeles
dszakalski@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Technical Specialist
Los Angeles
cseu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Patent Agent
Los Angeles, Irvine
nballewchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Olga Katsnelson
Olga Katsnelson
Patent Agent
Los Angeles
okatsnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / 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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