When looking for a Naperville patent lawyer, look no further than The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC. Our firm of qualified patent attorneys offers specialized service for protecting your inventions and other intellectual property. Our skilled team includes experienced individuals, not only focused on law but science, technology, and engineering as well. We strive to ensure that you get knowledgeable people dealing with your patent issues. Some of our lawyers were engineers or computer programmers before they chose to become patent attorneys, and working with a Naperville patent lawyer in our home office means that you get a big firm experience coupled with a boutique firm’s eye for details. Any Naperville patent lawyer might be able to give legal advice, but not all firms can offer the qualified knowledge that our specialized lawyers have.
Since The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC was founded in January of 2012, our firm’s attorneys have written and addressed hundreds of patent applications, and helped numerous Naperville residents and businesses obtain valuable patents. If you are a new client seeking to obtain a patent, one of our attorneys will meet with you in our Naperville office. Once we understand your invention, we will advise you on how you can best protect your invention. For example, a design patent, a utility patent, or some other kind of protection might be most suitable for your invention. Also, we will advise you whether we think you should commission a search of prior art for your invention to increase the likelihood that your invention will be granted a patent.
Often a prior art search is essential because it can identify references that a patent examiner may use to reject the claims of your patent application. Besides, patent searches usually cost a lot less than patent applications. Therefore, if there is knock-out prior art, it often pays to find it before filing a patent application.
If you need a patent application, our attorneys will work with you to draft a patent application that captures the heart of your invention without unnecessary and costly filler. While most patents are never litigated, our attorneys are experienced in both patent litigation in federal court as well as proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board should that be necessary. Therefore, the Naperville patent lawyer that you work with through our firm will help you craft a patent that can survive litigation-level scrutiny. And, the technical background that our attorneys bring to their work will help you obtain the most robust protection.
Our attorneys have worked on many different types of patent applications, such as:
- Mechanical Patent Applications, such as tools or kitchen utensils.
- Software Patent Applications, such as mobile phone applications and computer programs.
- Business Method Patent Applications, such as monetary exchange applications and insurance system applications.
- Electrical Patent Applications, such as specialized filters and power protection equipment.
- Electronic Patent Applications, such as sign controllers and circuit breaker locators.
- Design Patent Applications, such as decorative items and software interfaces.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about these types of patent applications and the different requirements for each. For example, despite the increased scrutiny of software applications, our attorneys have been very successful in getting them granted by the Patent Office, and have developed several specialized strategies for overcoming rejections based on “Abstract Ideas” or CLS Bank v. Alice.
International Patent Applications
While our attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, as well as before the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, we also have extensive experience in procuring patent protection in countries throughout the world. Most international patent protection starts with a PCT application. However, certain countries are not part of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. In those cases, a corresponding patent application must be filed directly in those countries within one year of the original filing in the United States. Also, once a PCT application matures, applications must eventually be submitted with the target countries. To meet this need, we have assembled a network of excellent counsel throughout the world, including Europe, Canada, Central, and South America, and Asia. Our attorneys work with our partners overseas to make sure that you can buildup substantial patent rights not only in the United States but throughout the world.
Our attorneys are also very familiar with design protection and how international protection can be obtained through the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The Hague system allows for six months after filing to seek the protection of design rights in countries that have signed onto the Hague System.
Patent licensing fees are an enormous market – on the order of billions of dollars. Many of our clients are seeking a Naperville patent lawyer to help them license their invention to industry, in the hopes of obtaining reasonable compensation for their invention. If you engage us to help license your patent, one of our attorneys will generally meet with you and discuss the potential applications of your invention for you. We will then commission a study of the industries that could make the best use of your invention so that we can help you determine which companies to target. Then, we will work with you to devise a convincing pitch, so that the advantages of your invention can be made readily apparent to the target companies. We will then work with you to reach out to those companies and pitch your invention to them. Using our process, our attorneys have helped our clients get millions of dollars in licensing fees.
Licenses can come in several different forms, such as a running royalty or a fully paid license. Such licenses have various benefits and downsides. Also, licenses often have other terms, such as an exclusive period or a clause allowing a licensor to recoup development costs. If you have an invention that you seek to license, our firm can provide you with a skilled Naperville patent lawyer to guide you through the process. Our attorneys can help you not only maximize your chances of obtaining a license but maximize the value of the license.
Our attorneys also help firms build and manage their patent and intellectual property portfolios to achieve their goals. For example, your company may desire to build a defensive patent portfolio to fend off a suit by a competitor with an extensive patent portfolio. Alternatively, your company may wish to create an offensive patent portfolio to wall off a particular technology from other competitors. If you are looking to implement a patent strategy, work with a respected Naperville patent lawyer to achieve your goals.
The Patent Trials and Appeals Board
Our firm has an excellent record before the Patent Trials & Appeals Board in both Inter Partes reviews and appeals. Our technically skilled attorneys can help you devise a strategy to protect your patents or invalidate your opponent’s patents. Similarly, if a PTO Examiner has improperly rejected your patent, our attorneys can help you achieve success, and an allowed patent.
A patent lawsuit can be a “bet-the-company” situation. You need knowledgeable attorneys to handle your case. However, it would help if you also had attorneys that are not going to treat your case like a bottomless money-pit. Our firm has successfully litigated patent cases in district courts around the country, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Our attorneys are skilled not only in successfully litigating patent cases but in doing so within a reasonable budget. Also, where possible, we will work with you to attempt to secure insurance coverage for your situation.
Unlike many other firms, The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC still values personalized relationships with our clients. Once you engage us for a matter, we will spend the time needed to understand your issues thoroughly, so that we can offer you individualized solutions, and not the “one-size fits all” solutions that so many law firms peddle. In many cases, we hear from our clients that have already met with multiple other attorneys that we have provided solutions that they never heard before. Those solutions come from a better understanding of our clients’ issues and the personalized attention that we pay to them. If you have a challenging patent-related challenge, we would be happy to help you solve it!
We Can Help!
Attorneys at the Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC have extensive experience in patent matters. If you need a Naperville Patent Lawyer that you can rely on, our attorneys have helped our clients obtain numerous patents in areas such as software, electronics, and the mechanical arts in the United States and throughout the world. We can offer you personalized attention to your needs and innovative, individualized solutions to your patent-related issues. Reach out to us today, and we will quickly set up a time when you can speak to an attorney.