Patent Services

  • Technology Groups

    NK Patent Trigger

    At NK Patent Law, our experienced and highly skilled attorneys assist clients in a wide variety of technological fields. Our team is focused on areas that are quickly evolving, and our lawyers can guide you through the process of protecting your innovative ideas and products under both federal and international law.

  • U.S. & Foreign Patent Prosecution

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    Development of a patent application includes drafting claims that define the inventions and intellectual property, and ensuring the scope of patents and IP coverage is broad enough to provide true value as a company markets their innovation. Our services include writing claims and illustrating your products, filing for a provisional or a nonprovisonal patent, and converting patents from provisional to nonprovisional.

  • Patentability Searches

    NK Patent Trigger

    To be eligible for patent protection, a product, process, or method, must be new and useful or a new and useful improvement on what exists. Before proceeding with a patent application, it is oftentimes helpful to conduct searches to ensure that the intellectual property is protectable.  This includes not being previously published (known as the existence of “prior art”) or otherwise available to the public, and being novel and not obvious to others in its field.

  • Infringement Analysis

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    We assist companies of various sizes with clearing a product from intellectual property infringement of competitor’s IP by conducting freedom to operate research to determine whether their plans present patent infringement concerns. When patent infringement is a concern, our team can provide advice about options such as designing around the patent(s), obtaining a license for the patent(s), or further investigating the validity of the patent(s). We also protect the interests of patent holders by investigating potential infringements and advising about potential litigation.

  • Validity Opinions

    NK Patent Trigger

    We assist patent holders or others who are considering or defending infringement litigation by researching and preparing patent validity opinions detailing the strength, defensibility and value of the patents in question. Understanding the true validity and value of a patent and patent portfolio can help determine whether litigation or pursuing a licensing agreement with the patent owner is the proper course of action.

  • Due Diligence and Other Services

    NK Patent Trigger

    Our knowledge and experience is significant in due diligence for merger and acquisition activity. We review individual patent documents and their prosecution histories, as well as similar competitive patents. We strive to ensure that patents are enforceable, and strong and broad enough to keep competitors from “designing around” them, and that no competing patents are likely to block the acquiring company from entering the market through acquisition.