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 are able to 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.
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 after 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, trademark, and other intellectual property needs for clients in Irvine, Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.