Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Our attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors have extensive technical and scientific training and hands-on expertise in most areas of technology and intellectual property (IP) law. Our professionals also have broad experience as former Patent Examiners at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and as attorneys in private practice with many years in both prosecution and litigation. As a result, we have an intimate knowledge of the patent procurement process, the inner workings of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and the understanding of how patents are enforced and defended during litigation. This enables us to formulate proper prosecution strategies to maximize protection and avoid future challenges and invalidation of each patent application.

We have experience with patent matters relating to a broad range of technologies, including:

In addition to routine prosecution, we also handle:

Trademark Preparation and Prosecution

We counsel clients on all aspects of trademark law, from performing trademark and corporate name right-to-use searches, filing and prosecuting applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and state authorities, to seeking resolution of disputes in court, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and other appropriate forums. We also assist our clients to secure and protect their rights in trademarks, services marks, trade names, and Internet domain names.

Worldwide Patent and Trademark Filings

Bui Garcia-Zamor offers extensive expertise in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings and strategies, cost estimates and technology valuations. We actively file in all major industrial regions and countries, including, for example, Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China, via an international network of highly skilled foreign associates.

Counseling, Legal Opinions and Licensing

Counseling is considered one of the most important legal services rendered by Bui Garcia-Zamor attorneys. We have broad experience in providing opinions relating to patentability, patent validity, enforceability, design-around issues, infringement, and freedom to operate. In addition, our attorneys also have extensive experience drafting agreements, such as licenses, nondisclosure, and development agreements.