US & Worldwide Patent Prosecution
Our goal is to work with clients in developing and executing patent strategies that protect their research and development. We provide patent drafting and prosecution services in the US, with a mindset of drafting the application and claims to meet our clients' objectives, including withstanding legal scrutiny during litigation, conforming to applicable industry standards for licensing purposes, and providing significant competitive advantages to increase market share.
Our registered patent attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in technical areas including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software, electrical, mechanical, and consumer electronics, among many other areas. We also employ highly seasoned technology consultants from various backgrounds to engage our clients at the next level and ensure complete comprehension of their technological innovations.
Platinum IP has significant experience with taking pending patent applications up to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including filing appeals of an examiner's decision in patent applications, appeals of reexaminations, and interference proceedings.
For clients seeking foreign patent protection, the firm has working relationships with a network of reputable foreign law firms and attorneys to strategically file and prosecute counterpart patent applications in targeted countries around the world, including major industrial countries such as China, Japan, India, and member countries of the European Patent Organisation.
For clients seeking to file a national phase application based on a foreign application, our registered patent attorneys have many years of experience working with PCT applications and prosecuting foreign applications. We are therefore able to advise our clients on the important legal differences in patent practice in the US, in contrast to the country of origin for the foreign filed application, and have the required expertise to successfully obtain a granted US patent.
The firm also aids in addressing patent portfolio issues, including identifying inventions to patent or maintain (or prune), determining geographical locations in the world to target patent filings to meet business objectives, and highlighting the technical areas where the portfolio needs to be strengthened.
Inter Partes & Post Grant Patent Reviews
Inter partes disputes, including inter partes review and post grant review, are important procedures in patent infringement litigation. Platinum IP provides services in these new trial proceedings as a complementary tool in modern litigation strategy.
The firm also provides services for patent owners who have been challenged by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in order to preserve the validity of patent claims.
Strategic Portfolio Management
Platinum IP provides assistance to clients through multiple phases of IP protection, including client counseling, portfolio building, providing freedom to operate opinions, devising defensive and offensive patent strategies, performing due diligence investigations, performing patent audits and portfolio assessments, and conducting validity and infringement studies.
Our attorneys assist clients in establishing internal IP programs that capture R&D results in an efficient and practical manner while enabling protection of inventions produced by inventors. In particular, the firm works closely with clients to construct patent programs tailored to capture technological discoveries and innovations while giving a competitive edge against other competitors to the fullest extent provided by the patent laws.
To install a thriving program, our patent attorneys engage individuals and/or teams within companies that are likely to create patentable ideas, and educate/train these people to identify innovations and patentable subject matter. We also work with in-house counsel to create incentives for innovators inside the company to disclose these technological innovations in a viable manner that facilitates in-house (and outside counsel) to evaluate such innovations for patentability.
Trademark Procurement and Enforcement
Platinum IP counsels clients at each important stage from clearance, selection and adoption of the mark through prosecution and enforcement in the US and international markets.
Our attorneys have obtained substantial experiences at TTAB proceedings including trademark opposition and cancellation. .