Asset Creation - Prosecution & Counseling Innovation Driven
Today, patents account for more than $5 trillion in added business value in the U.S. alone, so not surprisingly, patent procurement and strategic counseling is on the rise. Kilpatrick Townsend provides strategic advice and guidance to inventors, corporations, organizations, and universities seeking to develop patent portfolios to protect their inventions in key jurisdictions. Our attorneys handle a high volume of patent prosecution work, counseling, and transactional matters for a diverse client base, including some of the most globally-recognized companies in the world. We work closely with our clients to fully understand their core technology and broader applications, while evaluating their business objectives and the competition in order to design a global patent portfolio that ensures protection of the business.
From Conception To Commercialization
We help clients build their patent portfolios from the ground up. Our highly-experienced attorneys assist some of the most innovative companies with mechanical engineering and medical device patents, software and electrical engineering patents, biotechnology and chemical patents, and design patents. With more than 200 patent attorneys and agents, who all hold engineering or scientific degrees, we come uniquely qualified to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications in the U.S. and in other countries through a network of quality firms. We choose attorneys and agents with the technical experience to understand your technology. We strive to obtain appropriately broad, defensible patents through enhanced prosecution techniques, while maximizing portfolio assets through strategic patent management and portfolio audits.
Enhanced Prosecution Techniques
- Accelerated Examination
- Track One Prioritized Examination
- Patent Prosecution Highway
- First Office Action Interview Program
- Patent Examiners Interviews Facilitating Progress Toward Allowance
- Global Network of Preferred Patent Firms
Patent Management & Portfolio Audits
- Patent Portfolio Review, including removal and licensing of obsolete patents and patents that no longer serve business objectives
- Gap Analysis, identifying areas to be strengthened and protected
- Optimizing Client Invention Disclosure Processes
We Speak Your Language
Our patent attorneys have the credentials to effectively communicate with our clients’ scientists, executives, and legal teams. This, along with our decades of experience, fosters a more collaborative environment to assure that patent strategies align with the client’s business objectives; optimize competitive advantages and revenue opportunities; and block competitors who infringe patents.
attorneys and patent agents registered before the USPTO.
patent applications across 86 countries for 950 different clients
Firm of the Year
US National: Patent Prosecution
Managing IP Americas Awards (2021).
IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2020)
Top US Practice
Legal 500 (2020)
US Legal Elite
Chambers Global (2015-2017)
Prosecution attorneys hold PhD's in their fields and more than 45and nearly 95 of our patent prosecution lawyers and staff have master's degrees
Top Firms for IP Litigation
BTI Litigation Outlook 2020
Patent Law & Litigation - Intellectual Property
U.S. News - The Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" (2020)
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