Our Services

Our services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients whether individual inventors, start-ups, mid-stage companies, private equity or venture investors or academic research institutions.

Patent Strategy & Portfolio Management

We create patent portfolios that maximize the value of a client’s particular R&D investment and activities. This involves a twofold process of intellectual property creation: First, ensuring application filing and claim strategy are direct to core products, including those in the product pipeline. Second, maintaining situation awareness of the competitive landscape and taking appropriate actions to address competitive products.

Patent Drafting

Combining commercial awareness with engineering and scientific know-how, our team prepares patent applications that thoroughly capture the technical details of our client’s invention.

Patent Prosecution

We understand the nuances associated with moving a patent application from filing to issuance to optimize the strength and enforceability of the issued patent. Where appropriate, we conduct successful patent examiner interviews, pre-appeals and appeals.

Patentability Analysis

More than a patent search, we research international records, issued, pending and expired patents, prior art and public databases to understand the technical and patent landscape to secure the broadest scope possible.

Freedom to Operate (FTO) and Product Clearance Analysis

We provide assessments, development guidance and opinions on third-party intellectual property. Our advice is prepared and delivered to help clients place third party work of others into context so as to reduce or eliminate risk.

IP Due Diligence

We work with investors, institutional clients and companies to evaluate potentially valuable third-party intellectual property. We also help our clients position their own IP portfolios for due diligence in respect to acquisitions, licensing or financing activities.

Litigation Support

We support clients when they need to either defend their intellectual property in court or pursue a patent infringement case. Services include patent infringement analysis, reverse engineering review, claim chart preparation, invalidity analysis and expert witness preparation.

Trade Secret

We work with clients with guidance and expertise to protect their trade secrets, including establishing policies and best practices.


We help clients secure and protect trademarks for their products or services, including trade dress and antidilution protection, across jurisdictions where they operate. We also work with our clients to amend or appeal denied trademark applications.

155 Bovet Road
Suite 710
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 212-1700