I work with you to build effective patent strategies, assessing your needs for patent protection, licensing, and litigation, including:

  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Utility, plant, and design inventions
  • U.S. and foreign protection, including practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Administrative appeals
  • Reissues
  • Reexaminations
  • Interferences
  • Petitions and protests
  • Post-grant review proceedings
  • Supplemental examination
  • Freedom-to-operate analyses


Trade secrets

Some intellectual property is best protected as trade secrets. I will help you determine if your IP should be kept secret, and help you put in place policies and safeguards to keep it secret.


For trademarks, service marks, and trade dress, I can:

  • determine if your desired marks or dress are available
  • obtain and maintain marks in the right field of use for your business
  • prepare trademark opinions
  • review and audit your trademark portfolio


    For copyrights, I can:

  • assist with software copyright licensing, royalty, and enforcement issues
  • review and audit copyright portfolios
  • prepare and file copyright registrations
  • advise on personal, syndication, and literary rights

IP licensing

I can assist you with a range of transactional matters related to acquiring new IP or monetizing existing IP, including:

  • licensing
  • assignments
  • due diligence as part of a merger or acquisition of a company

    IP litigation

    I provide a range of services related to IP litigation, including:

  • review of patent prosecution history to establish estoppel
  • patent landscape reviews
  • non-infringement opinions
  • freedom to operate opinions
  • responses to demand letters and cease-and-desist letters
  • Entrepreneurs and Businesses

    I work closely with businesses and start-ups, including entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, to help identify intellectual property, and build a strategy to protect and develop key patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

    I also help businesses and individuals with contract and transactional matters, ranging from choice of entity and formation, through funding, corporate policies, and contracts for services and transactions.