Waller’s team of registered U.S. patent attorneys draw upon their diverse technical backgrounds to assist clients ranging from publicly traded multinational corporations to individual inventors operating in virtually every major industry. The team assists in obtaining and enforcing patent rights, defending its clients against claims of infringement, and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Post-Grant reviews and Inter Partes reviews of issued patents.
Waller’s patent team has technical expertise with:
- Medical devices and technologies
- Software, Internet platforms and mobile applications
- Electrical engineering applications
- Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits
- Mechanical and electromechanical systems
- Consumer products
- Automotive parts and components
- Aerospace and defense industry products
- Firearms and sporting goods
- Materials science technologies
- Biotechnology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics
- Pharmaceuticals, biologics and small molecules
- Agriculture, food and plant sciences
- Green power technologies and natural products
Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Waller patent attorneys have successfully prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic & foreign utility and design patent applications to issuance. We help clients identify and protect patentable subject matter in their intellectual property portfolios by developing effective and cost efficient filing strategies tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals in light of the competitive landscape.
Clients in a variety of industries rely on our patent attorneys to evaluate the IP of competitors by conducting patent clearance searches and providing suitable freedom-to-operate, validity and enforceability opinions. In appropriate cases, the Waller patent team can also provide advice on how to redesign a given product or process so that it does not infringe an existing patent or pending application of concern.
Patent Litigation and Post-Grant Procedures
The Waller patent team understands the unique issues, procedures and timelines applicable to patent litigation and has successfully enforced patents held by our clients and defended against patents held by third parties in federal courts across the United States.
We have also successfully challenged and defended U.S. patents in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our post-grant experience includes traditional Ex Parte Reexamination and Derivation proceedings, as well as the new Inter Partes Review, Covered Business Method Review, and Post Grant Review proceedings made available by the American Invents Act.
Additionally, Waller attorneys have filed over 300 complaints with the International Trade Commission to stop the importation of products into the United States that infringe U.S. patents held by our clients.
Due Diligence, Portfolio Management and Licensing
Waller assists venture capital investors, private equity firms and corporate clients with due diligence reviews for transactions that involve the acquisition of intellectual property portfolios. These clients rely on our experience to evaluate a target’s patent holdings for any validity and enforceability concerns that could undermine the value of their investments.
We also assist clients in managing and monetizing their intellectual property holdings by providing patent maintenance services, conducting market surveillance for infringement, and licensing patents to acceptable licensees when opportunities arise.