Patents

Fish & Tsang's patent practice excels at identifying and protecting our clients' innovations. The team at Fish & Tsang handles all aspects surrounding a patent's lifecycle including:

  • Conducting patentability analyses;
  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications;
  • Managing patent portfolios and technology transfers; and
  • Enforcement

The team is experienced in all manner of patent prosecution, including patent interference, reexamination, reissue, and appellate proceedings before the USPTO and the Federal Circuit. Fish & Tsang develops and manages portfolios for individual inventors and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our experience spans across a broad range of disciplines including: computer hardware and devices, software, telecommunications, satellite technology, electrical engineering, business methods, mechanical devices, medical devices, chemistry and pharmacology, biochemistry, biology and life sciences, and a variety of other disciplines.

With the ever-changing landscape of U.S. and international patent law, we are adept at quickly adapting to new rules and regulations to our clients' advantage. In 2006, our team was one of the first to use the patent office's "accelerated examination" program to markedly accelerate patent prosecution for our clients. Today, we have developed an expertise second-to-none in accelerated examination practice and have procured a notice of allowance on a patent application in less than 15 days from the date of filing!

From our initial client intake, we go above and beyond simply patenting a client's invention. Our team's emphasis on creativity allows us to assist you in identifying what exactly it is that can be patented, trademarked, copyrighted, or kept as a trade secret. We are not a patent mill. Instead, our out-of-the-box thinking helps companies "mine" their intellectual property. We often begin with questions such as "why are you getting a patent?"; "who are your biggest competitors?"; and "what area of dominance do you want to have?" We strongly encourage brainstorming sessions that explore beyond the narrow confines of what was invented and look at the broader landscape of what can be protected. With this approach, we help our clients extract a purposeful set of intellectual property rights that not only hold commercial value, but align with our clients' goals.

We also have strong working relationships with patent lawyers and agents around the world, which we use to obtain global intellectual property rights for our clients. We have carefully selected our network of foreign associates to complement our firm's goal of providing our clients with personalized strategies for building and managing their portfolio in a cost-effective manner.

Please visit Fish & Tsang patent showcase to see examples of our firm's capability and wide range of experience. For more information, please click here to schedule a time to speak with someone today.