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Patent Prosecution Can Be A Company-Saving Matter

Today, companies large and small are valued less by the buildings and equipment they own and more by the ideas they create. Companies need sound strategies to procure and protect their intellectual property and increase their value. While many law firms can register patents, Roland Tong, Attorney and Partner of Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP formulates long-term protection plans based on the needs of the firm’s clients and their plans for the future.

The need for patent prosecution arises when some other person or business benefits financially by using someone else’s patent without their permission. As Skilled patent prosecution lawyers, we fight aggressively against these infringements. Whether it be through negotiations or in court, we will zealously work to protect our clients business patents and intellectual property. We can help guide you through the patent application process.

Complete an online contact form, call 949-298-6867 or text 949-298-6867 to schedule a consultation with one of our patent prosecution attorneys at the firm’s Irvine area offices.

Experienced Legal Advice In All Areas Of Patent Law

Attorney Roland Tong has substantial litigation experience and draws on this insight when drafting patent applications. Nothing sharpens an attorney’s ability to be critical of patent prosecution work better than seeing whether patents prove to be enforceable in court. An attorney who has witnessed during trial the consequences of a sloppy patent disclosure, an unnecessary limitation in a claim, or a careless concession, will forever be vigilant against making such a mistake in his or her own patent prosecution work.

Roland Tong advises clients in the following areas:

  • Procuring patents and trademarks in the U.S. and abroad
  • Filing under the accelerated examination process
  • Nuances of the America Invents Act or the First-to-File System
  • On-sale bars and derivation
  • Patentability of software patents and business method patents in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank
  • Filing patent applications with a variety of claims, including method claims, means plus function, and apparatus claims and utilizing various best practices in claim drafting
  • Responding to office actions, including rejections based on indefiniteness (35 USC Section 112), anticipation (35 USC Section 102), obviousness (35 USC Section 103), and non-patentable subject matter (35 USC Section 101)
  • Overcoming rejections based on the all elements rule, improper hindsight, teaching away, and lack of motivation to combine
  • Reviving unintentionally or unavoidably abandoned patent applications
  • Seeking patent term extensions
  • Correcting errors on allowed patent applications and obtaining certificates of correction
  • Patent appeals
  • Patent reexaminations

Contact A Patent Lawyer To Find Out How You Can Be Helped

Attorney Roland Tong handles patent, patent prosecution, trademark, and other intellectual property needs for clients in Irvine, Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

For further information about intellectual property law and the patent prosecution process, please complete our online contact form, call 949-298-6867 or text 949-298-6867 today.