Patents

Conducting patent prosecution for mechanical and electrical devices including drafting patent applications, responding to Office Actions from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and obtaining issued patents.  

Preparing patentability opinions including whether patents are the best course to follow or whether other types of intellectual property protection are more suitable. 

Strategic analysis, counseling and licensing directed to your intellectual property portfolio.

Trademarks

Developing and protecting your brands by applying for trademarks.  I can assist you with all aspects of brand protection from clearance work and registration to maintenance.

Copyrights

I can help you obtain registrations from the U.S. Copyright Office for all types of work, and can help counsel you with regards to the frequent changes in copyright law, especially as it pertains to new technology.  

Trade Secrets

 I can help ensure that your trade secret program provides for the maximum protection allowed by the law.

Licensing

I have 14 years experience in licensing DVD and CD disc and player, LED, and streaming technologies.  Mixed contingency fee and/or pure contingency fee arrangements considered. 

Unfair Competition

California's Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code sections 17200, et seq.) defines unfair competition as including "any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising." Generally, the remedies available for an act of unfair competition are an injunction, an order instructing someone to do or stop doing a particular act, and restitution, an order instructing someone to return something wrongfully gained, including profits.

Internet Law

Providing legal services in e-commerce and internet-related needs including domain name and libel disputes and privacy and online defamation issues.