A well-designed patent portfolio can increase the value of your business, help set future market strategies, and keep competitors from exploiting your hard-earned innovations.
Our patent attorneys—engineers and former in-house counsel themselves—use their understanding of the latest technology and industry developments to carefully craft and strategically prosecute patent applications, both in the US and internationally, to build and protect worldwide patent portfolios.
With litigation in the IP arena on the upswing, our clients turn to us to develop and implement global patent enforcement strategies to increase their probability of success. At each step of the process, our attorneys keep our clients’ bottom line in mind. Moreover, we are exceptionally skilled in explaining complex technologies to judges and juries.
Designed to Meet Your Goals
There is no substitute for a solid IP portfolio for any business. Patents can shield a new business opportunity from encroachment and provide bargaining leverage in negotiations. We understand the value that a comprehensive IP strategy brings to the critical early-funding stage as well as to the company’s long-term goals. Our attorneys focus on outfitting clients with IP strategies that fit their individual needs, both in the US and internationally. Our patent attorneys have extensive experience in filing foreign applications, through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and directly in foreign countries and have trusted relationships with local counsel in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and beyond.
There is no replacement for an attorney who understands chemistry at the same level as a scientist or comprehends the full extent of a complex process. Our patent attorneys have spent years in the chemical industry and bring a high level of experience to this sophisticated, technical field.
A Firm Formula
We have worked closely with companies protecting inventions that include chemicals and processes used in the manufacture of semiconductor chips, in environmental technologies, and in adhesives and additive manufacturing. As the chemical processing sector continues to grow, especially in concert with the electronics industry, we will continue to work with clients to protect and enforce their intellectual property. It’s a formula our clients appreciate.
Bringing together hardware and software technologies, we help our computer industry clients patent inventions that make personal and professional life better and easier, from flat panel and LCD projection displays to inkjet printing technologies and network interface cards.
Keyed into the Industry
From industry leaders to startup clients, our work spans the computer industry. We partner with companies to patent and trademark hardware and software inventions, from networking and database innovations to semiconductor processing technologies, microchips and the methodologies for fabricating microchips and circuits. When needed, our attorneys study the technology to litigate and defend infringement cases. At every stage, our goals remain protecting assets and bolstering the bottom line.
Internet & Software Technologies
The limits of software and the internet are bounded only by human imagination and hardware, and the industry continues to expand at an explosive rate, becoming more dynamic and bringing together a variety of seemingly disparate technologies.
Ahead of the Computing Curve
Recognizing the importance of the internet early on, our patent attorneys were some of the very first to establish a presence on the internet. We advise global companies on where the industry has been, where it’s going and how to plan accordingly. We establish close client relationships that allow us to recognize important technologies — at times before our clients realize they’re patentable.
For specialized fields such as the circuits industry, there is no substitute for experience. At Miller Nash, most of our patent attorneys are electrical engineers. Many have also worked in-house for leading companies like Texas Instruments and Hewlett Packard.
An Electric Formula
The breadth of our experience lets us assist our clients with a wide variety of circuits-related matters. Many companies have relied on us to protect, license, or enforce patents and trademarks on amplifiers, oscillators, and power detectors used in wireless communication systems, high-speed analog-to-digital converters, sense amplifiers, drivers and power supply circuits for memory devices, and high power conversion circuits.
Gaming and Entertainment
Once seen as an option only for the big players in the industry, IP protection is now being sought by companies of every size in the entertainment world. As the importance of a solid IP portfolio grows, our attorneys are here to help an ever-increasing number of clients make the world a fun, more exciting place.
Working at Play
Applying our experience as engineers, we create comprehensive strategies to protect complex entertainment technologies. In the course of our work, we have secured patents for computer games and controllers, casino games and networks, augmented and virtual reality, and sound systems. We’re constantly focused on designing winning IP game plans for our clients.
Hard-earned mechanical inventions deserve patent protection designed and sought with efforts that match those of the inventors. We look at what the technology means to the company and its business strategy and we analyze the possibility of enforcement actions and licensing opportunities. For many of our clients, we have been able to make their mechanical inventions more valuable by managing their patent portfolios to give them the industry coverage they need and deserve.
Made by an industry looking to increase efficiency while decreasing size, semiconductors are tiny in size, but the technology behind them is massive and complex. Our attorneys bring a level of technical skill to semiconductor work that is hard to match. We know how a large semiconductor company designs and builds semiconductors—and how the related IP is protected. Our semiconductor group is on the cusp of the latest technologies because we frequently handle semiconductor matters for some of the world’s most respected companies.