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Chernoff Vilhauer is a leading authority in patent law, equipped with extensive experience and expertise to guide clients through the complex world of intellectual property protection. Our firm specializes in all aspects of U.S. and international patent practice, covering a broad range of industries, including mechanical inventions, innovative designs, cutting-edge electronics, software, and similar inventions.


Our comprehensive patent services include:

  1. Patentability Searches: We conduct thorough patentability searches to assess the novelty and inventiveness of your idea.  This process helps identify existing patents or prior art that may impact the patentability of your invention, enabling you to make informed decisions before investing further in the patenting process.

  2. Patent Application Preparation and Filing: Our experienced attorneys meticulously draft and file patent applications worldwide, ensuring comprehensive protection for your invention.  We guide you through the entire application process, from crafting strong patent claims to addressing technical specifications, maximizing your chances of obtaining robust patent rights.

  3. Patent Prosecution and Representation: Chernoff Vilhauer provides full representation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent offices.  Our team has in-depth knowledge of patent prosecution procedures, allowing us to navigate complex examinations, respond to office actions, and advocate for your patent rights.  We also handle reexamination, interference proceedings, appeals, and other proceedings as they arise.

  4. Strategic Patenting: We work closely with clients to develop economically sound patenting strategies tailored to their specific needs.  Our team helps identify valuable inventions, assess patentability, and determine the most effective approach to secure and protect your intellectual property.

  5. Validity and Infringement Opinions: We offer comprehensive validity and infringement searches and opinions to assess the strength and potential risks associated with existing patents.  Our thorough analysis helps you make informed decisions regarding patent disputes, licensing agreements, product development, and market entry strategies.

  6. Patent Dispute Resolution: In the event of patent disputes, our skilled litigators provide effective representation to protect your patent rights.  We have the experience and resources to navigate complex litigation proceedings, negotiate settlements, or pursue litigation.

At Chernoff Vilhauer, we combine our deep understanding of intellectual property law with a commitment to delivering tailored solutions that align with our clients’ goals.  Trust us to safeguard your inventions, secure strong patent rights, and help you navigate the dynamic landscape of patent protection.  Contact us today to discuss your patent needs and unlock the full potential of your innovations.

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