Drafting, Filing and Prosecuting
Our professionals have many years of experience in drafting and prosecuting US and non-US patent applications. Pabst Patent Group approaches patent procurement with the perspective of an investor, ensuring that patent portfolios meet their rigorous requirements. Our clients' patent portfolios are often licensed either by investors through start-up companies or directly by established companies in the healthcare and chemical industries. We have developed strategies to create revenue producing patent portfolios for our clients.
When drafting patent applications, we focus on ensuring that claims are enforceable and offer maximum possible protection to exclude competitors. We understand that the goal is not just to obtain a patent, rather it is to obtain commercially meaningful claims and ensure that the patent can withstand challenge.
Our firm has extensive experience in international patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings outside the US. We prepare and file PCT patent applications and work with our extensive network of foreign associates to protect our clients' intellectual property in jurisdictions all over the world. Patentable subject matter and description requirements vary by country. Furthermore, the costs of foreign patent prosecution are substantial. To avoid costly surprises, we consider relevant US and foreign patent law issues when drafting patent applications.
In the event that the claims of an application are finally rejected by an examiner, our firm successfully manages the appeal process. We have often presented written and oral arguments before the United States Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and have appeared before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, we frequently assist in appeals before the European Patent Office Board of Appeals.