Our Specialization

PATENT

A patent is a granted property right to the inventor, issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Generally, the duration of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the patent application was filed. A patent is not only a symbol of innovation, it is the spark that ignites and drives the engine of our modern economy and it provides the framework for business success. Our patent professionals offer a full range of services in patent prosecution and litigation in the technical fields of biotechnology, software, electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, semiconductor and mechanical/medical devices.

 

Services provided by our patent professionals include:

  • Conducting patentability, infringement and validity research
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Filing and opposing reissue and reexamination applications
  • Rendering legal opinions on the strength and weakness of patents
  • Providing strategic advice for the management of patent portfolio
  • Enforcing patents and defending patent infringement claims
  • Negotiating license agreements

TRADEMARK

In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, protecting the time and resources expended in creating corporate identities and product brands is one of the most important tasks in a competitive marketplace. Our trademark team handles the trademarks of many companies, large and small, emerging and established, in the US and abroad, in every industry and in both the retail and commercial markets.

 

Services provided by our trademark professionals include:

  • Trademark prosecution
  • Brand management and planning
  • Advertising
  • Trademark litigation

COPYRIGHT

Copyright is a form of legal protection for written works including computer software, music and recordings, dramatic works, choreographic works, photographs, paintings, graphics, sculptures, audio video works, and architectural works. Copyright notice is not required because copyright is secured automatically when the work is created. However, there are advantages to use a copyright notice since it advises potential infringers that the work is protected by copyright, and it can be used to show that the infringement was not an accident. A copyright notice includes (1) the symbol ©, the word “Copyright”, (2) the publication year, and (3) the owner’s name. Registration requires filing an application and a copy of the work with the Copyright Office.

 

Services provided by our copyright professionals include:

  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright litigation

Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at 909-563-4987 or via our contact form.

Contact and Appointments

Law Office of Michael Chen

17700 Castleton St., Suite 168

City of Industry, CA 91748

 

Phone

626-363-2190

 

E-mail

mchen@mcheniplaw.com

 

Or use our contact form.

 

 

 

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