Patent law should be viewed through a business lens. Patents are significant assets with limited revenue-producing lifetimes. We believe that patents should play an active role on the bottom line, not just a goodwill line item on a balance sheet.
Patent lawyers should approach the business of obtaining a patent from a business perspective. Although many are skilled at molding technical concepts into individual patent applications, and ultimately into issued patents, little thought may be given to the development of a patent portfolio as an integrated and valuable resource of the client.
We provide strategic, outside-the-box thinking that harnesses our many years of experience. We access today’s robust market in patents and patent applications to match our clients’ knowledge of their markets with existing intellectual property and help them to strategically acquire IP to propel their business plans forward.
Another feature of our practice is our ability to provide bottom-line advice, which is useful in a business context to make decisions. Equivocation has its place in some legal settings, but when you are the decision maker, you want your patent counsel’s clear answers to your questions, not lengthy variations on the theme of "it depends".