In todays business world your Intellectual property is an essential business asset. Our clients from around the world and in various industries turn to us to provide technical expertise, inside knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and dedication to personal service to help them navigate the complex maze of the patent and trademark system. Competition in the modern global marketplace is fierce; thus positioning yourself with a proven team that can advise and lead your Patent Strategy becomes a competitive advantage in today’s market fast paced business environment.
Not all patents are created equal. The most critical part of any patent is its claims and patent claim drafting is an art form. Well-drafted patent claims are difficult to design around and difficult to successfully attack in court. At Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C., we have mastered prosecution for intellectual property protection. Patent prosecution was our first practice area and it remains a mainstay of what we do. Our team represents over 200 years of combined patent prosecution experience; we have prepared and prosecuted thousands of applications in the United States and abroad across virtually every industry. Our experience makes us more efficient and effective in obtaining valuable patents that protect our clients’ technology and that can withstand legal challenges. We bring this same experience to bear in helping clients obtain and defend their trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Patent prosecution requires an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology. Our technical expertise is unmatched in a firm of any size. Our attorneys have technical degrees—including many advanced degrees and Ph.D.’s—in virtually every discipline: Electrical Engineering (including data communications, telecommunications, cyber security, etc.), Computer Science, Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Physics, and Physical Chemistry. In addition, many of team members have real-world experience as engineers and scientists. This technical expertise allows us to work closely with our clients comprehend and protect the essence of their inventions.
We have unique insights into the inner workings of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We are proud to have on our team former Administrative Patent Judges, and former Patent Examiners. In all, we have more than 150-years of collective experience at every level of the Patent Office. This experience allows us to navigate efficiently and effectively through the administrative bureaucracy, thus saving valuable time and financial resources for our clients.
Exceptional intellectual property lawyers must possess experience and technical expertise, but that alone is not enough. The best IP lawyers also appreciate the client’s business strategy and collaborate closely with the client to predict future market dynamics. They must grasp not only how the technology works today, but also what role the technology may play tomorrow as market trends shift. At Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C., we think beyond the science to maximize the present and future business value of our clients’ innovations.