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Patent Prosecution

Our Approach

Altera Law Group conducts an active patent prosecution practice through its attorneys and agents registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The patent prosecution practice includes preparation of patent applications, prosecution of the applications, and foreign counterpart application filing and prosecution.

In addition to making sure the paperwork is filed correctly, we work with you to make sure your business objectives are achieved. If appropriate, we offer opinions that give you the clearance to develop technology in certain critical areas. We help you carve out areas of exclusivity where you may practice your technology freely. Alternatively, we help you fence in competitors to keep them from getting too close to your areas of critical competency.

We also can help you with international patent prosecution practice. We handle Paris Convention filings of applications that originate in the United States. We also handle filings in the PTO of applications based on a priority filing in another country. We also have expertise in Patent Cooperation Treaty practice, and regularly file for our clients PCT requests, and demands and responses to both PCT procedural and substantive requirements.

At Altera Law Group, we believe in a holistic approach to portfolio creation and management. Intellectual assets should not be secured or managed in isolation. Rather, they should be viewed on a macro level, and used for securing the greatest competitive advantage. We are experienced professionals with all the legal and technical tools to obtain patents on your behalf. But Altera takes it to a higher level: we don’t just get you a patent, we get you the right patent.

How do we know which is right? We know because we partner with you to understand the key strategic objectives of your organization: where your technology is headed, how you hope to distinguish yourself from your competitors, and what you hope to achieve by investing in your intellectual property portfolio. Along with you, we develop an intellectual property strategy that fits you, including your budget constraints. Many lawyers are trained in obtaining intellectual property rights. But few know how to custom-make a portfolio that fits you. We know how. And we’d like to help.

Altera Law Group has a team of skilled professionals who are adept at securing patent rights both domestically and internationally. We know the process steps, we know the technology, and we know the law. More than just having the skill to obtain a patent for you, we integrate ourselves into your business to make sure that you get the right patent at the right price.

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. and International
  • Mechanical Arts
  • Medical Devices
  • Bioscience
  • Electrical Inventions and Computers
  • Memory Storage
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Nano-Technology
  • Optical Devices
  • Representative Patents