It only makes sense to take steps to protect an organization’s valuable inventions, including new and useful products and technology. Protection of intellectual property (IP) is often critical to an entity’s success. In much the same way the owner of real property uses property metes and bounds to stake a claim to territory, the owner of IP must define the “boundaries” of his/her IP in order to put others on notice as to what the owner claims to own. The value of the IP depends on the quality and character of the boundaries that have been established.
With reference to patents, the IP owner must define the invention that is claimed, i.e. describe the inventive concept. This is the critical step in the patent application process. WJC LEGAL works with its clients to answer the fundamental question: What is the invention? Once the answer is in hand and invention is properly identified, WJC LEGAL assists the client in drafting the claims that define the invention.
WJC LEGAL handles all aspects of utility and design applications, both provisional and non-provisional, in a variety of technology areas. Let WJC LEGAL assist you with all the steps of the patent application process, as well as the negotiation and preparation of patent related commercial transactions and documents.
In addition to invention analysis and claim drafting, WJC LEGAL can assist a client with:
- Preparation and prosecution of United States and international patent applications
- Infringement analysis
- Validity Studies
- Provide counseling on patent portfolios
- Provide education concerning patent law to individuals and company employees
- Negotiation and preparation of patent licensing agreements and other patent related agreements.