My law firm is dedicated to helping clients make better decisions regarding the acquisition, development and management of their intellectual property assets. In particular, I am focused on helping businesses derive greater value from their investments made in patents.
I believe a critical element to finding value in patents is ensuring your patent assets are aligned with your company’s overall business strategy, and in particular, your company’s marketing strategy. Patents which have been filed and prosecuted in a manner which is not carefully aligned with a company’s overall business strategy can prove to be of little value to the company. While this may seem axiomatic, in practice such alignment can be quite difficult to achieve.
Such alignment is only made more difficult if your company is not able to very clearly articulate to external counsel what the business objectives associated with a given intellectual property issue are. Understanding what those objectives are is often a non-trivial task – but it is a task I can assist with.
I believe my services are distinguished in two important respects. First, as further described on the Professional Background page, I have over a decade of experience as in-house patent counsel with two global companies. I bring a focused, business-oriented perspective to my client's intellectual property issues. In particular, I can help provide insights into the entire patent process, from invention disclosure preparation and assessment to enforcement and licensing, not just isolated elements of the process. Second, I encourage face-to-face meetings with multiple employees of a client’s organization at the client’s place of business to enhance communications, build relationships and improve the overall value and effectiveness of my services.
For small to medium sized businesses for which the cost of a full-time patent counsel is prohibitive, or for larger businesses with specific project-based needs, I offer clients the services of an experienced in-house patent counsel on a part-time or as-needed basis at cost-effective rates.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your company’s needs and how I might be able to provide assistance.