Specialized in the practice of patent law as well as located in proximity to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), JDM Patent Law is equipped to provide high-quality services in patent procurement, patent search, opinions and counseling, litigation support and other areas to serve needs of clients.
We specialize in patent prosecution and preparation in technical areas including wireless communications, software, user interfaces, hardware, electronic circuits, business methods and medical devices. Our patent procurement expertise includes: We specialize in patent prosecution and preparation in technical areas including wireless communications, software, user interfaces, hardware, electronic circuits, business methods and medical devices. Our patent procurement expertise includes:
Post Grant Patent Practices
After a patent is issued, from the patent owner's perspective, steps may need to be taken to strengthen the validity of the patent when a litigation is threatened or pending, or to fix the errors in the patent when errors potentially causing the patent wholly or partially inoperative are discovered. From a competitor's perspective, steps may need to be taken to invalidate the patent when substatnive issues regarding the validity the patent are uncovered. We help clients on post grant patent practices aimed to achieve these objectives. Our post grant patent practices include Reexamination and Reissue.
Our Reexamination practices include:
Our Reissue practices include:
Please refer to our Expert Patent Searching page for detailed information.
Opinions and Counseling
Our expertise in patent search also enables us to provide high-quality patentability, non-infringement and freedom-to-operate legal opinions. To accurately evaluate whether a new product or method entails significant risk of infringing a competitor’s valid patent claims, quality of patent research is the key. We have the needed expertise and experience to perform high-quality patent research, and thus have the capabilities to counsel clients, and render legal opinions, regarding risk of infringing a competitor’s valid patent claims. In particular, after an infringement search is performed, if, based on our expert analysis, a new product or method of a client is clear from potential infringement, we can render a non-infringement legal opinion. In situations where certain claims of the discovered patent pose significant risk of infringement, we have the expertise and work ethic to conduct a thorough search on the validity of the discovered patents, and to render a freedom-to-operate legal opinion if the researched claims of the discovered patents are analyzed to be invalid in view of discovered prior art documents.
Patent Litigation Support
We also specialize, and provide clients with great savings, in patent litigation support. Among many things in patent litigation support, we have the expertise and experience to construct claim charts for non-infringement and invalidity positions, to develop claim constructions for clients, to draft arguments defending client’s claim constructions and arguments opposing-party’s claim constructions, to help clients prepare for depositions, to draft expert reports, and to prepare exhibits used in miscellaneous proceedings. Our fees for patent litigation support are very competitive compared to those charged by big or mid-size law firms.