Business decisions sometimes require a legal opinion from a trusted professional. Our attorneys provide reliable and accurate legal opinions on various legal issues to assist your decisions.
Provided below are some common Opinions of Counsel we provide to our clients:
- Patentability Opinion – a determination on the patentability of your invention based on a careful and detailed review of prior art references returned in a global search of the invention. Our quality Patentability Opinions outline a potential claim scope so that you fully understand the breadth of the patentability of your invention
- Trademark Clearance – an opinion on whether your proposed trademark is registerable with the USPTO, based on a review of existing marks. Our Trademark Clearance Opinions are relied on by businesses so that they can confidently invest marketing and advertising resources in promoting their proposed mark before it is registered by the USPTO
- Freedom-To-Operate (FTO) – an opinion on whether your company may proceed with selling a proposed good or practicing a method without infringing identified, relevant patents. The FTO assessment involves examining the claims and prosecution history of the relevant patents
- State-of-the-Art Search – an analysis of the current landscape of a particular technology or industry, based on results from a global search of prior art and publications. The State-of-the-Art Search can be helpful for businesses to determine whether they should expand into a new field, plan a design around, or help predict trends in a particular industry
- Invalidity Opinion – an opinion on whether a particular patent is invalid in view of prior art and other statutory bars. For more details, please visit our Invalidity Analysis page
- Infringement Opinion –a detailed analysis and opinion whether an accused infringing device of method infringes your patent(s). To learn more about how we can evaluate infringement by a third party of your patent, please visit our Due Diligence page
- Inventorship Determination – an investigation and report regarding the individuals who should be listed as inventors on a patent application. We know what critical questions to ask when determining who is legally considered an inventor
- Ownership Issues – a legal analysis to determine ownership of a patent or patent application when filed with joint inventors or under a joint development agreement
We understand that various other IP issues arise during the course of conducting business that requires a legal opinion. Our attorneys are well-equipped to deal with those issues and provide you valuable legal counsel you can count on.