Intellectual Property

Patent Prosecution

We handle all aspects of patent prosecution at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Porzio’s clients have the advantage of Porzio’s highly skilled patent attorneys, many of whom worked in the PTO. They not only understand the best ways to address issues before the agency, but also have continuing relationships with examiners and other staff that allow them to monitor evolving agency agendas and break through bureaucratic roadblocks. Our attorneys are prepared to use their advanced science and engineering degrees and relevant industry experience to protect clients’ inventions in fields such as biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, mechanical, medical devices, material sciences, electronics, computers, semiconductors, software, optics, telecommunications, and business methods.

Porzio also helps its global clients build worldwide patent portfolios by filing and prosecuting applications in the EPO, and other foreign countries through the PCT or with individual filings. Porzio works with its clients to identify the countries where they need to file strategically, thereby eliminating unnecessary costs associated with filing applications in non-strategic countries. In addition, we coordinate the domestic and foreign prosecution effort to maximize coverage and minimize conflicts and costs during prosecutions and maintenance periods.

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