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Our Southern California attorneys have considerable experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our founder, David Jafari has over 10 years of experience in Patent prosecution and litigation and has successfully prosecuted patents in various technologies. JPL attorneys can draft your patent application in many fields of technology, with particular strengths in computer hardware and software, internet-based inventions, semiconductor fabrication, telecommunications, medical devices, active wear apparel, and various mechanical devices.
We take pride in preparing patent applications that will help our clients accomplish their real world business objectives. David Jafari's prosecution, litigation and licensing experience is invaluable in obtaining patents that can be effectively licensed or enforced against infringers. JLG may also advise on the strategic aspects of patent prosecution, helping our clients develop an appropriate and cost-effective patent portfolio. We have extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including claim construction, infringement or non-infringement analysis, validity and invalidity analysis. This experience allows us to draft patent applications that can withstand aggressive litigation tactics that are used by lawyers representing infringers.
So if you have a patent or other intellectual property-related need, our Los Angeles and Orange County patent attorneys can help. Don't hesitate to contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
A patent search can help an inventor to determine whether it makes sense to pursue patenting an idea. Not only can a determination be made of whether the idea is novel and non-obvious, but a search often helps an inventor to expand an invention, by becoming more aware as to the state of the field.
A provisional application is a legal document filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, that establishes an early filing date, but which does not mature into an issued patent unless the applicant files a regular nonprovisional patent application within one year. It is often a good idea to file a provisional application to give the inventor time to further refine the invention, or even to seek investors before continuing moving into the production phase.
A complete nonprovisional application differs from a provisional in that a it must contain at least one claim to be examined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A nonprovisional application may also claim priority to a previously application, which is not permitted with provisional applications. When prosecuted properly, this type of application has the potential of ripening into a registered patent.
After an initial examining of a nonprovisional application, an examiner will issue what is commonly referred to as an Office action. This is typically a rejection or a request to amend the claims of the application. Our patent attorneys can assist you in adequately responding to these Office actions, and maximizing your chances of receiving a registered patent.
A patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is called an international application, or a PCT application. Once filed with a receiving office, the International Searching Authority (ISA) conducts a search for related prior art. The ISA then issues a written opinion regarding the patentability of the invention. It is optionally followed by a preliminary examination, performed by the International Preliminary Examining Authority. Finally, the relevant national or regional authorities administer matters related to the examination of the application and the issuance of a patent.
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