Patent Preparation And Prosecution

Bilicki Law's registered patent attorneys are experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in biotech, chemical, mechanical, electromechanical, software, optics, and other technological arts. We provide you with a full range of services, from novelty searching to patentability opinions, through the preparation of applications, and all phases of the prosecution process, including reexamination and reissue proceedings, as well as appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our attorneys' technical backgrounds, which include scientific and engineering degrees in chemistry, biology, and biochemistry, allow them to assist you from the very beginning, even working with you during initial product development stages. In that way, we are able to help you develop valuable patents and portfolios with the intention of aligning them with your overall business goals. We also offer opinions and design-around advice on modifying your innovations to avoid losses and/or suits if there are issues with existing competitor patents.

Patents Drafted From A Litigator's Perspective

As both litigators and patent prosecutors, Bilicki Law attorneys are disciples of the "low profile/common denominator" philosophy of preparing and prosecuting patent applications. This is why our patents may look different from those prepared by attorneys who do not try patent cases. Our focus is on claim drafting, which is a fusion of art, science, legal skill, and imagination, where the resultant claims of the patent are understandable to all relevant audiences, valid, enforceable, and able to withstand challenges in litigation.

Capable Of Securing Patents In Nearly 150 Countries

We also apply our international experience to help identify what to patent, which countries to obtain patents in, and how to value your portfolios. Our professionals have experience with and connections to patent offices around the world, which allows us to create foreign patents that can withstand scrutiny inside and outside the U.S. We file under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which allows us to seek patent protection in nearly 150 countries.

Finally, we balance your needs with the costs of obtaining meaningful and necessary protection. For example, we can work with you to create patent steering committees to ensure informed decisions regarding the building, maintenance, and exploitation of your patent assets

Reexaminations

If you believe a competitor's product or service is infringing on one of your company's patents or if another party is challenging your intellectual property, Bilicki Law attorneys have experience incorporating reexamination into our litigation strategies.

Reissue Proceedings

Reissuing a patent, to correct errors or to broaden claims, is a complex process with inherent risks and limitations. We have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through this challenging proceeding and will ensure that your goals and budget are always the driving force behind our approach.

Appeals to the PTAB

Bilicki Law attorneys can also advise you with respect to post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Whether in the context of ongoing infringement litigation, in connection with minimizing or eliminating the risk of infringement, or in the product develop stage, we have experience providing our clients with comprehensive advice in a variety of technical industries, from LED vehicular lighting to proportional solenoid valves to thermoformed plastics processes and products.

Contact Our Legal Team For Assistance

For over 25 years, Bilicki Law has been a trusted name in intellectual property law with a growing list of satisfied clients. We understand the intricacies of the law, how it relates to a diverse range of industries and how to protect your valuable intellectual property assets both domestically and abroad.

Whether you utilize our skills once or you take us on long term to manage your intellectual property portfolio, you can trust our guidance. To schedule a meeting with Bilicki Law, call our Jamestown office at 716-664-5600 or contact us online.