PATENTS & PATENT PROTECTION
K&K patent attorneys and litigators understand technology. Patents are key elements of an intellectual property portfolio because patents confer the right to stop an unauthorized person from making commercial use of an invention. Our patenting strategies not only account for our clients’ short-term goals, but also account for our clients’ long-term goals. In other words, K&K attorneys encourage our clients to plan for, invest in, and protect their future.
We offer a comprehensive range of patent-related services including:
- Domestic and international patent procurement services;
- Utility and design patent prosecution;
- Patent litigation and enforcement services;
- Patent licensing/cross-licensing;
- Patent portfolio review/audits;
- Prior art and clearance searches;
- Competitive intelligence reviews;
- Patentability and infringement opinions;
- Ownership and assignment issues;
- In-house patent policy reviews; and
- Due diligence investigations.
Patent Prosecution & Counseling
K&K offers a comprehensive range of patent prosecution and counseling services. Unlike some firms, most of our patent attorneys have litigation experience and training at prominent full-service law firms. K&K patent attorneys have engineering degrees and many have significant technical industry experience.
Our services include preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. We have extensive contacts with foreign firms to provide excellent service and advice in most major markets around the globe. Where feasible, we draft most applications on a fixed-fee basis. Prosecution costs are highly dependent on the Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the scope of the claims desired. Therefore, we will work with you to get the broadest scope of protection consistent with your budget and business goals. In other words, we won’t waste your resources on assets that won’t help your business. We also provide patentability and non-infringement opinions, where needed, and counseling on prosecution-related matters.
Patent Litigation & Enforcement
Unlike some other firms, most of our litigating patent attorneys are licensed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have patent-prosecution experience. We believe that to be an effective patent litigator an attorney needs to understand patent prosecution first hand. We have successfully represented defendants as well as plaintiffs in patent infringement cases. While we have patent trial and arbitration experience, K&K patent attorneys aggressively resolve disputes through summary judgment or mediation before cases go to trial. K&K acts as local counsel for out of state plaintiffs and defendants involved in patent litigation in federal courts in Dallas, Texas. Interested in hiring K&K as local counsel or learning more about K&K’s local counsel practice? Click here.
Our engineering-degreed patent litigators have first-hand experience handling patent cases in a variety of technologies, including:
- Optical lenses;
- Bar-code readers;
- Eyeglass devices;
- Internet processes;
- Software methods;
- Ink jet technology;
- Downhole oilwell devices;
- Global positioning system (GPS) applications; and
- Hydrotherapy technologies.
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