In today’s competitive and quickly evolving technological landscapes, it is critical to secure patent protection for new inventions to prevent others from appropriating innovative technologies.  Acquisition of broad patent protection should be a primary concern to any organization or individual who innovates.  Given the great importance of obtaining the right patent protection, it is imperative to select patent attorneys who best understand patent laws, your technologies, and your goals.  Our patent attorneys are well equipped to assist you or your organization in obtaining the most valuable patents possible.

The attorneys at Thomas|Horstemeyer are skilled in assisting clients in all aspects of patent law, including patent procurement and enforcement of patents against infringers.  Therefore, it is our goal to not only help our clients secure patents, but to also help them leverage those patents to their fullest potential within the law.  Some of the specific experience areas of our attorneys include: 

  • Utility Patent application preparation and prosecution (foreign and domestic)
  • Design Patent application preparation and prosecution (foreign and domestic)
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Post grant proceedings 
  • Patent licenses and other patent-related contracts
  • Opinions regarding patent infringement or non-infringement
  • Opinions regarding patent validity or invalidity
  • Due diligence
  • Product clearance (freedom to operate) opinions
  • Prior art searches
  • Patentability opinions
  • Plant Patent application preparation and prosecution (foreign and domestic)
  • Appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals