FLH’s Patent Prosecution group has a deep knowledge of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and highly experienced attorneys and scientific advisors dedicated to obtaining the strongest possible patents, both in the US and around the world.
Our Patent Prosecution group specializes in patent prosecution, counseling and opinion practices, and developing global patent strategies and programs to protect our clients’ proprietary technologies. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to build their domestic and international intellectual property portfolios. Our expertise spans a wide spectrum of technologies and industries, including biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, business methods, mechanical and material sciences, and industrial textiles.
At FLH, we direct our efforts toward clients’ commercial objectives, both short- and long-term. Many of our attorneys have had experience as scientists, engineers or U.S. patent examiners, and therefore bring a broader perspective to technology protection. Our group’s practice is enhanced by dedicated scientific advisors and registered patent agents who hold advanced technical degrees. We regularly file patent applications globally under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and have excellent relationships with leading intellectual property firms throughout the world to assist in managing global portfolios.
At FLH, our Patent Prosecution Group also works closely, when appropriate, with our firm’s Litigation Group to develop and execute strategies for clients who seek to enforce their rights.
We have substantial experience and knowledge of conducting reexaminations, interference and other administrative proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office and often participate in patent opposition proceedings with our foreign counsel abroad. Accordingly, our Patent Prosecution group works closely with clients from pre-patent filing analysis, through filing and prosecution, and any ex-parte or interparties proceedings that may follow in the patent office.