Patent rights allow an inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling a protected invention for a limited period of time (typically in the order of about 20 years). As such, building and optimizing a patent portfolio to protect a company’s innovations can be a vital tool in multiplying a company’s value. Patent rights may be obtained by filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and/or foreign patent offices, and then working with government officials (often referred to as patent examiners) to establish that, among other things, the invention is both new and non-obvious.
Holzer Patel Drennan attorneys are skilled in all aspects of patent application drafting and prosecution across all areas of technology. This includes working collaboratively with our clients to align patent protection with business objectives. Our international experience and close network of foreign associates also helps to ensure that patent rights are pursued in all relevant countries and regions.
Outside of patent drafting and prosecution services, Holzer Patent Drennan also counsels clients on all manner of patent analysis, including patentability studies, patent portfolio strength evaluations, infringement investigations, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Holzer Patel Drennan also works with clients on the monetization of patent rights, including both inbound and outbound licensing agreements. By providing a full suite of patent services, Holzer Patent Drennan is well-positioned to guide our clients through every stage of establishing, maximizing, and utilizing a robust and impactful patent portfolio.