We take a full view approach to the protection of your intellectual property. We work with you to determine your corporate policies for encouraging and documenting innovation. We provide in-house trainings for your employees to help them understand intellectual property in the United States.
In particular, BRADFORD works with members of the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association and the Colorado BioSciences Association to identify and seek protections for their innovations. We work with SEMA members to identify a multitude of ways to protect their consumer products, including the use of design patents, trademarks and copyright to gain protections for their innovations in shorter order, while the utility patent is pending. In the end, the goal is to obtain relevant protections, in the relevant time frame, not years after the product has lost its market value.
When it comes time to file an application for protection of your company’s intellectual property, we partner with an attorney that is versed in your technology so that the application has the best chance at producing appropriate protections for your innovations, creative works and ideas. We partner with the patent attorney or patent agent to ensure that the application is clear and enforceable if granted by the USPTO. We offer flat fees for the preparation and prosecution of the applications.
With the enactment of the America Invents Act, every company must consider how the post-grant review proceedings can be used to protect their position in the marketplace. BRADFORD works with clients to assess patents newly issued to competitors to determine whether additional challenge should be levied against the patent in the form of a Petition for Review.
Often times, the opportunity to launch a post grant review has passed when a client is served with a lawsuit alleging patent infringement. BRADFORD has substantial experience launching and defending Inter Partes Reviews of patents implicated in a new law suit. The Inter Partes Review Process focuses exclusively on patent validity and can help to stream line the management of any case. We will work with you to determine if and when such a challenge makes sense for your case.
BRADFORD represents inventors, creatives and companies in litigation arising out of consumer products that may be covered by a patent, a trademark, a copyright or a trade secret. We represent the intellectual property holder as well as the company accused of using the intellectual property. From Fortune 500 companies to garage inventors, we have handled cases from inception through appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Litigation involving intellectual property is complex and expensive. It is critical that you retain an attorney that can evaluate your case efficiently, completely and provide you with an honest assessment of the risks and benefits of litigation. Often we counsel clients to resolve matters rapidly as the cost of litigation will easily outpace the amount in dispute. As we approach our representation with the long view, we want to ensure that you spend your legal dollars on a fight that is important and one that you can win.
Trial lawyers judge each other by their courage to fail and wisdom to succeed in a tough battle. BRADFORD has substantial lead counsel experience with all aspects of patent litigation including:
- Injunction hearings,
- Motions to Stay,
- Inter Partes Reviews at the United States Patent & Trademark Office,
- Markman hearings,
- Summary judgment hearings,
- Evidentiary hearings to exclude opposing experts,
- Jury Trials,
- Post-Trial motions practice,
- Appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and
- Appeals to the Supreme Court of the the United States.
As a result, BRADFORD can provide you with a full view of the risks and benefits of litigation involving intellectual property, a likely cost associated with the representation, as well as an assessment of the available ways the matter can be resolved. Every case is unique, as are the client’s goals when faced with pursing or defending the case. We work with you, in conjunction with our experience, to define and agree upon a strategy for tackling the case.