From Our Clients…
We transferred a portfolio of complex software patent applications to Robert Plotkin, P.C. after having difficulty working with another firm that did not have sufficient experience with software patents to work effectively with us. Attorney Plotkin quickly grasped our technology and provided us with critical strategic and tactical guidance to enable us to obtain patents for all of the applications we had filed. Since then we have filed additional software patent applications through Robert Plotkin, P.C. to further develop our growing patent portfolio on our evolving product line. We can recommend Robert Plotkin, P.C. to any company needing a patent law firm with expertise in software patents.
– Werner Hartmann, Software Engineer, Compuware Corporation.
As a leading intellectual property law firm in India, we require high-quality, responsive, and efficient legal services for our clients throughout the world. We turn to Robert Plotkin, P.C. to obtain patents on software and other computer-related technology in the United States for our clients and we have found the firm to be extremely effective at obtaining such patents, despite the complexity of the technology being patented and the rapidly-changing law governing patent protection for computer technology. Robert Plotkin, P.C. responds to our instructions and inquiries promptly, communicates with us clearly, and provides competitive and predictable fees. We can recommend Robert Plotkin, P.C. for any law firm or company seeking a U.S. law firm specializing in patent protection for computer technology.
– Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R.K. Dewan & Co.
– Dr. Niti Dewan, Head of Patents and Business Development, R.K. Dewan and Co.
Robert takes the time to understand our business and our technology in depth. As a result, he tailors our patent strategy to our business goals as they evolve, instead of applying a cookie-cutter approach. He is solution-oriented and has helped our company to develop an international patent portfolio covering our core technologies in our key markets worldwide. We consider him to be a part of our team.
– Juergen Fritsch, Chief Scientist, M*Modal.
We’ve had only positive experience since Robert Plotkin was engaged to handle our patent applications. When the Bilski decision was announced, the attorney who was in the process of preparing our patent filing essentially said that all was lost, with no need to continue pursuit of patent protection. This response came from a well-respected individual and firm who had managed a number of previous successful patent filings to completion for us without any complaints from our side. That said, they were stymied by the fallout from the Bilski decision; Robert wasn’t. He coached us through the nuances of the decision, explained why he was confident that our application could be successful, he took on management of the process, and we received a patent that another highly competent and successful patent firm didn’t believe possible.
In a follow-up patent filing, we got blasted pretty hard by the examiner, with outright rejection of all our claims in the examiner’s first response. I was devastated, but Robert said not to worry. With very minor changes in wording, but with substantial educational effort from Robert to help the examiner better understand how and why our invention was substantially different than anything else, the application was approved, and we received our patent in short order. The timeliness of having the patent issued was also a function of Robert’s understanding of how to expedite the process via the Patent Prosecution Highway. We received the patent more quickly under Robert’s guidance than had been the case with any other patents in our patent estate, and it paved the way for successful filings in every country outside the USA in which we chose to seek protection.
We interviewed a number of patent attorneys before choosing Robert. I’ve been the non-attorney individual within our organization who’s had the most dealings with Robert. In all our dealings, he’s always well-prepared, he never pushes things until the last minute, he consistently delivers what he says he will, and he does it within the scope of the budget to which we’ve agreed. I’ve only seen him face-to-face one time since choosing him to represent our patent interests, but nonetheless, we’ve developed a close working relationship and he has my complete confidence and respect.
– Rick Rice, Director, Marketing Development, Plant Health Care, Inc.
As General Counsel for a technology licensing company I deal with outside legal counsel regularly. My experience with Robert Plotkin has proved to me time and again that it’s not the size of the firm but the attention to the client’s needs that matters most. One specific example that comes to mind was I was when Robert proposed to me an alternate and cost-conscious way to proceed with a patent filing – the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). Robert discussed the approach with me and showed how using the PPH could not only save money but also shorten significantly the time between filing and grant. The shortened prosecution time allowed us to bring the technology to market more quickly, and getting into the market early is a key part of the success of any technology company. I look forward to using Robert’s expertise in the future.
– Stephen J. Bornick, Esq., General Counsel, Plant Health Care, Inc.
Over the past two decades, I have worked with more than twenty patent attorneys at several big law firms in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia on a wide range of intellectual property matters. When it comes to intellectual property strategy and patent prosecution for computer-related technologies, Robert is the best of the best. He is incredibly smart and experienced, highly responsive to his clients, and competitively priced. Robert has assisted my companies in securing valuable patents that have been licensed to more than a dozen major corporations, and Robert continues to actively represent me on various strategic projects. With Robert, you can expect that your work product will meet the highest standards, get done on time, and at a reasonable cost. I can also attest to the fact that Robert is a pleasure to work with.
– Steven K. Gold, M.D, Serial Entrepreneur & Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson College.
Robert Plotkin, P.C. has worked closely with me and our company’s engineers over many years to obtain strong and strategically-selected patents on our company’s complex thermal imaging technology. Attorney Robert Plotkin has developed a solid understanding of our products and business goals, and has helped our company to create a valuable international patent portfolio. He is responsive to our needs, questions, schedule, and budget. We value our long-term relationship with Robert Plotkin, P.C. and plan to continue to turn to the firm to grow and strengthen our patent portfolio as our business grows.
– Stephen Herchen, CTO, ZINK Imaging, Inc.
Robert Plotkin, P.C. has obtained patents for several of my companies over the years on a variety of biomedical inventions. We first turned to the firm to rescue a patent application that had been filed by another firm and which was struggling at the Patent Office. Attorney Plotkin worked closely with me to develop and execute a strategy to obtain the patent after we were almost ready to give up on it. The firm works very efficiently to produce high-quality patent applications which sail through the Patent Office—the firm obtained our most recent patent for us in just over one year. I plan to continue to turn to Robert Plotkin, P.C. for all of my patent needs in the U.S. and abroad for all of my businesses.
– Vincent Giuliano, M.D., CEO, Vincon Research Enterprises & Affiliates
Attorney Robert Plotkin’s combined expertise in patent law and computer software proved invaluable to my company in filing for and obtaining patent protection for our web site annotation technology. Attorney Plotkin worked closely with us to develop a strategic plan for protecting our technology with an interrelated set of patent filings to cover our inventions from multiple perspectives and to provide our business with maximum flexibility. He was responsive to our business goals and to our budget by staging his firm’s services to provide the maximum return on investment as quickly as possible. With his expert assistance we were able to obtain a key patent quickly, despite a difficult patent examiner. We plan to continue to turn to Robert Plotkin, P.C. to grow our patent portfolio and for all of our other patent needs. I cannot recommend Robert too highly.
– Peter Griffiths, CEO and Co-Founder, Scrawl, Inc.
As CEO of several technology startups, I have used large, well known firms to prepare and file patents, and have found Robert Plotkin, P.C. to be just as capable with much better bang for the buck.
– Joseph Bates, CEO & Founder, Singular Computing LLC.
We have worked with Robert for a number of years and have benefited from his patent prosecution skills and general counsel in the area of intellectual property management. Robert tailors his advice to our business, and has been very effective in working with our small, busy, high technology firm. He is fluent in computer technology and understood our products and services quickly. Robert is diligent in advising us on legal issues that may have escaped our notice. He has helped us understand our legal options and how to evaluate them. We consider him to be an integral part of our patent portfolio and general IP management team, and trust his recommendations on complex legal matters.
– Richard Goldhor, PhD, VP, Engineering, Enounce, Incorporated