National Patent Portfolio Management Attorney
At the law office of Robert Plotkin, P.C., we practice patent law exclusively. Our national patent portfolio management lawyer works with both U.S. and international companies to develop a systematic strategy designed to protect their valuable intellectual property (IP). A comprehensive international patent portfolio is an essential asset for every company that develops innovative technologies.
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.
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We Provide a Full Range of Portfolio Management Services
Growing, enforcing, and maintaining your company’s patent portfolio is essential to defending your business against competitors worldwide. This is particularly true for products and services — such as computer software and hardware — which are difficult and costly to design, but easy and inexpensive for competitors to copy. If you make a significant investment in developing a new product, but fail to protect it sufficiently with a patent portfolio, you will have no recourse if your competitors sell copies of that product, even if they copy your design and are able to undersell you as a result. To ensure that your product is covered from all angles and ensure that your competitors cannot maneuver around your patent protection for that product, you need to protect the product with a complete portfolio of patents, rather than just a single patent.
Also, each patent is only enforceable in a single country, so if you and your competitors conduct business worldwide, you need to obtain patent protection worldwide. Otherwise, competitors will be able to sell copies of your products in foreign countries even if you have an array of patents on those products in the U.S. alone.
Positioning Our Clients for Continued Growth and Success
We use our expertise in international patent portfolios to position our clients’ businesses for continued growth and success. We are proactive in creating patent portfolios that can be used both offensively and defensively against competitors in all markets where our clients do business, thereby protecting our clients’ valuable investments in their innovative technologies. When our client, ZINK Imaging, Inc., required a broad international patent portfolio, we “developed a solid understanding of [ZINK’s] products and business goals, and helped [ZINK] to create a valuable international patent portfolio,” according to Stephen Herchen, CTO of ZINK Imaging, Inc. For more, see our client successes.
A Comprehensive Approach to Portfolio Management
We offer a full-service, comprehensive approach to managing international patent portfolios. We will work closely with your management team to ensure that your patent strategy is in line with your business strategy. Our technical background in software and other computer technologies also enables us to work closely with your chief technology officer and engineers to align your business goals, products, services, and patent portfolio. Our holistic approach to your company’s patent portfolio, including shepherding every patent from the conception of the invention through to the maintenance and enforcement of the patent, helps position your company for continued success, while maintaining strong patent protection for all of your technology.
We are members of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Through these organizations, we meet with our foreign associates regularly to ensure we always stay apprised of new rules, regulations, and best practices for our clients worldwide.
If you are a law firm outside the U.S. in need of patent portfolio services within the U.S., we can also serve as your U.S. patent counsel to provide you and your clients with all of the patent portfolio services that we provide directly to our U.S. clients.
Contact an IP Counseling Lawyer
A patent is only worthwhile as long as it is properly managed. Contact our national patent portfolio management attorney online or call 978-318-9914, toll-free at 877-451-5689, to schedule an appointment. We provide flexible in-person and telephone appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule. Each new client receives a complimentary 30-minute consultation.