Patent Attorney Services Based in the Columbus, Ohio Area
The attorneys at Standley Law Group provide a wide range of patent protection and enforcement services for all types of inventions and intellectual property, including software, machines and devices, processes and more. Our services include searching for existing patents and prior art references in general, application preparation and prosecution, opinions, and enforcement and legal defense services.
How to Patent Eligible Forms of Intellectual Property
While there are several ways of expediting examination, the patent process isn't typically a quick journey. However, with the right group of professionals on your side, it can ultimately be a smooth and successful one. An individual or business seeking a patent for an idea, process or any other form of patent-eligible intellectual property should work closely with an experienced lawyer who fully comprehends the legal implications and the intricate technical processes involved in obtaining patent protection, as well as how each decision made along the way can impact your commercialization goals. The lawyers at Standley Law Group have obtained well over thousands of issued patents throughout the years and will leverage our skill, experience and expertise to the benefit of your intellectual property.
Our firm has access to computer databases which allow searching of both domestic and foreign patents. Also available are a wide variety of databases containing relevant news articles, academic publications and technological information. These databases are used to search for prior art, track the issuance of foreign and domestic patents of competitors, monitor competitors' activities, uncover information on emerging technology and assure that your idea, process or product is truly unique.
Patent Office Search
Our attorneys have performed on-site searches of the various technology centers at the U.S. Patent Office. This process allows attorneys to analyze the state of the art and to render opinions on the prospective patentability of proposed inventions. We are also able to inspect the validity of existing or similar patents. Relationships with foreign counsel are also maintained to obtain foreign patent documents, as required.
Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution
Attorneys at Standley Law Group prepare patent applications for filing and prosecute the applications through issuance from the U.S. Patent Office, along with other patent offices around the world. Our firm uses electronic filing at the U.S. Patent Office whenever possible to confirm that documents are received and acknowledged according to applicable deadlines. The patent application process involves responding to Office Actions issued by the U.S. Patent Office, as well as handling Appeals before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Attorneys work with counsel in other countries to complete patent application filings and prosecution in patent offices around the world. Each client's situation is unique, and we strive to provide practical solutions for those seeking international commercialization in the most efficient and effective manner.
Patent Opinions and Validation Process
We render opinions on the prospective patentability of inventions to enable clients to make informed decisions as to whether a patent application should be filed.
Patent Infringement Lawyers and Enforceability Opinions
Attorneys in the firm deliver data-derived opinions regarding the infringement, validity and enforceability of U.S. patents. Attorneys also engage counsel in other countries to assist with similar types of opinions for foreign patents.
Reexamination and Reissue Applications
As part of their practice before the U.S. Patent Office, our firm's attorneys may petition the Office for the reexamination or reissuance of existing U.S. Patents for your benefit.
Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings
Firm attorneys file and defend IPR proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office.
Litigation Regarding U.S. Patents
Standley Law Group attorneys participate in litigation of patent issues, including ownership, validity, enforceability and infringement. Our experienced legal team has represented clients in numerous enforcement and defense actions throughout the United States.
Patent Licensing and Assignment
We actively counsel clients in the licensing, transfer and acquisition of patent rights as part of the commercial exploitation of technology. Our team has prepared license and assignment agreements under a wide variety of circumstances.