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Let Our Orange County Intellectual Property Law Firm Satisfy All of Your IP Needs
Innovation is the basis of economic growth, for both individual companies and the United States economy as a whole, with United States intellectual property estimated to be worth more than $5.0 trillion dollars. At Crockett & Crockett, we are a full service intellectual property firm that understands the importance of safeguarding your intellectual property so that you can appropriately profit from your research and development investment. Our skilled team of lawyers serves a diverse clientele with a variety of intellectual property needs. We can assist you in all areas of intellectual property, including refining your ideas, filing for and obtaining legal protection, maximizing the profitability of your portfolio, minimizing your risk, and, if needed, enforcing your rights through litigation.
We will pursue the most effective protection possible for your intellectual property. Often that means filing for a patent or trademark, but some types of intellectual property may be more properly safeguarded as trade secrets through non-disclosure agreements.
If obtaining a patent is the right strategy, an Orange County patent attorney on our team will pursue and secure the broadest coverage possible. We offer domestic intellectual property protection and international protection through our foreign representation services. We can obtain protection for you through the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Patent Cooperation treaty, which allows us to seek patent protection simultaneously in all of its member states.
As a firm we have patented an extensive and diverse array of technologies and our successful patent rate is unmatched by any other Orange County firm. This is important as the United States Patent and Trademark Office typically grants less than half of the almost 500,000 patent applications applied for each year. After obtaining appropriate protection, we can help you profit from your intellectual property’s value through portfolio management, including licensing.
We offer advice to both individuals and venture capital investment firms through opinion letters. We answer questions on topics such as the validity, value or possible infringement of existing or proposed patents. We give advice on investing in companies holding intellectual property as their major asset.
We can protect and promote your company’s image and goodwill by registering your trademarks and upholding your unique cyber presence. When we file for trademark protection, we make sure to perform a risk assessment on any marks you are interested in adopting, and once you have adopted them, we monitor federal applications for similar marks to prevent dilution of your branding. As the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued more than 160,000 trademark certificates of registration in 2010, this monitoring is incredibly important, as is contestation when someone else tries to register a mark too similar to your own. We can also protect your company’s cyber presence by enforcing its domain name against infringers.
Even the strongest federal patent and trademark protection may still need enforcement or defense in court. Crockett & Crockett attorneys are aggressive advocates in any intellectual property litigation. Our principals, David Crockett and Susan Crockett, have extensive experience litigating large-scale intellectual property suits to a successful outcome before the Federal Circuit. We will give you candid advice and pursue the course of action most appropriate to your situation, whether it is settlement, mediation, licensing or suit.
Whatever your intellectual property needs, we have the experience and diversity of services to satisfy them. You have invested the time and resources into developing your intellectual property, our services make sure that you get the most benefit possible from your IP. For more information about our services, contact an Orange County intellectual property attorney at Crockett & Crockett.