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Industry Based Solutions
Securing Patent Rights
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has extensive experience in devising and executing worldwide patent strategies for its clients. Our professionals partner with clients to understand their business objectives and align our patentability assessment, preparation, prosecution, post-grant and opinion activities to meet their needs. Our professionals direct foreign colleagues in prosecution, oppositions, appeals and cancellation proceedings to provide a seamless intellectual property strategy throughout the world.
Patent law is the firm's backbone and patent prosecution is its major focus. Over ninety percent of our attorneys have science or engineering degrees and more than thirty percent hold advanced degrees in those fields. Many of our professionals have held positions in industry as general or patent counsel, scientists, engineers or consultants, or in non-profit organizations as technology transfer managers.
This experience, coupled with our knowledge of the nuances of patent law in specific scientific and technical areas, works in concert to enable Marshall, Gerstein & Borun to develop effective subject matter-specific prosecution strategies. We also draw on the experience of the Firm's litigation and transaction practices to help clients maximize their return on investment in innovation.
Our patent prosecution services include:
Rendering patentability, validity and non-infringement opinions.
Preparing and prosecuting utility and design patent applications, including preparing and prosecuting reissue applications and re-examinations.
Analyzing inventorship issues, making inventorship determinations, and creating invention disclosure forms.
Resolving ownership disputes regarding patent rights.
Managing patent interferences and oppositions.
Advising on patent life-cycle management.
Auditing patent portfolios.
Providing in-house educational training and seminars on patent law and related matters.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is privileged to have been involved in the prosecution of the following U.S. patents that issued this week:
Method for verifying mask pattern of semiconductor device
Method and device for determining a frequency mask for a frequency spectrum
Simultaneous data packet processing
Tape printing apparatus
Method and apparatus for generating video animation
Cyclic receptor-associated protein (RAP) peptides
Method for manufacturing semiconductor device
Method for inhibiting bone resorption
Low viscosity mono-unsaturated acid-containing oil-based dielectric fluids
Drip chamber with flow control
Portable cleaner with axle mount
Method and device for holding containers
Digital beam torque wrench with an electronic sensor