Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution

We understand intellectual property creates value for businesses and often is the foundation. In Vivo Patent Law ensures that value is realized through quality drafting and proactive prosecution. We work one-on-one with inventors to properly capture the novel and non-obvious inventive features in the claims, and provide robust support in the specification. During prosecution, we engage Examiners early and often and use tools such as Track 1 to seek early allowance. Throughout the process, we communicate with clients to align patent strategies with business objectives and obtain patents with proper claim scope.

The firm ultimately helps secure funding, attract licensees, establish collaborations and joint ventures, and bring products to market. The patent practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office includes preparing provisional, PCT, national stage, and utility applications; and seeking early allowance with tools such as expedited examination via Track 1 and Patent Prosecution Highway. We also engage foreign patent counsel to help clients seek and maintain worldwide patent rights.

Our patent services also include counseling on inventorship and ownership issues, and direct and virtual patent marking.