At Bacon & Thomas, our patent experience can provide you with a
solid base of superior technical capabilities, effective communication
skills, and in-depth knowledge of the U.S. patent system. We are strategically
located near the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), allowing us
to interact personally with patent examiners and to fully use the resources
provided by the PTO. We provide cost-effective legal services by drawing on our deep
experience and broad expertise in all the various fields of science and
technology, taking advantage of our proximity to the PTO, and focusing
Our patent procurement services include drafting and prosecuting patent
applications, conducting patentability studies, and developing strategies
for maximizing the benefit of a patent portfolio. We routinely draw on
our legal expertise, including appeals and interferences before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Interferences, and reissuance and reexamination
of existing patents. We not only procure patent protection but also employ
our legal skills to assist you in protecting your patented technology.
Bacon & Thomas professionals have varied backgrounds
that enhance our relations with both the innovators and patent examiners.
Our patent attorneys hold not only legal degrees but also technical degrees
and have distinguished academic credentials. Some of our patent professionals
previously worked as engineers, developers, or scientists in their respective
fields and understand what it is like to develop new ideas, products,
and methods. Moreover, some of our patent professionals served as examiners
at the PTO, providing us insight into the workings of the
PTO. With this combination of technical, legal, and examination experience,
we are better able to secure patent protection for you.
We assist a variety of clientele, serving corporate clients large and
small, leading research universities, government institutions, and individual
inventors. Our clientele extends beyond our domestic borders in that
we work with a varied and diverse group of foreign clients seeking patent
protection in the United States. We often capitalize on an established
and extensive international network of foreign associates to procure
patents for our clients around the globe. Our attorneys regularly provide
practical lectures or seminars at our clients’ offices worldwide
on a range of topics related to U.S. law and business.
Bacon & Thomas strives to serve our domestic and international clientele
through direct contact by discussing the various legal and technical
issues as well as cost considerations, so that you can make better informed
decisions. We make ourselves readily available to assist you and pride
ourselves on teaching our clientele the various intricacies of patent
law and the underlying technology of the inventive subject matter.