Patent Prosecution

Our patent attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of patent law and in a wide variety of fields including automotive technologies, biotechnology components, business methods, computer software, control systems, environmental engineering devices, industrial tools, internet and email systems, food products, materials science, mechanical devices, pharmaceuticals, polymers and healthcare related devices and methods, production processes and systems.

Counseling Clients

Goodman Allen Donnelly represents both multi-national corporations with large patent portfolios and individual inventors with their innovations. We tailor our services to meet the individual needs of our diverse clientele. For the entity with a large portfolio, we work to organize, expand, and maintain their IP portfolio by understanding the client’s industry, market position and goals.

We assist with licensing and enforcing their rights, as well as monitoring competitive activity and defending against charges from competitors.

For small companies or individual inventors, we walk the client through the patenting process and assist with obtaining the best possible patent protection. We also provide strategic advice for alternative protection of the intellectual property. We help determine the best course of action to protect the client’s invention.

For foreign companies, we act as U.S. Counsel and work with foreign patent firms and agents in the filing and prosecution of patent applications. Our experience in domestic and international patent law, as well as our relative proximity to the USPTO, allow us to assist our foreign counterparts in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Obtaining Patent Protection

We counsel clients and offer strategic planning to obtain protection for inventions. We have experience in all aspects of patent practice before the USPTO, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, reexaminations, reissue applications, examiner interviews, appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and interference proceedings.

Opinions and Transactional Matters

We assist clients with performing patentability and clearance searches to determine whether they are free to practice their invention and whether there is a likelihood of obtaining patent protection. We assist clients by preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions and in responding to accusations of infringement by third parties. We also aid clients by preparing and negotiating license agreements, both of third party’s IP and to license our clients IP rights. We also assist clients in the sale and purchase of patent assets and portfolios and in the formation and operation of intellectual property holding companies to maximize revenues.