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.