Practice Areas

Intellectual Property


In the increasingly competitive global economy, a technological edge is more important than ever. Companies must aggressively protect the value of their inventions and their proprietary information. Patents are vital elements of these efforts. An increasing part of the value of goods and services being sold today lies in the owners’ rights relating to their invention and design. These intellectual property rights must be maintained and protected at home and abroad.

We assist our clients in the protection of their intellectual property by obtaining patents in the United States and around the world. Our patent prosecution practice spans the full spectrum of technologies. Our areas of expertise and the partners in charge are:

  • Electrical engineering, telecommunications, Internet, computers, electronics, software and optics (Leon R. Turkevich)
  • Mechanical engineering, emphasizing electric power generation, automotive and medical equipment, and design applications (Edward J. Stemberger)

We assist our clients in numerous aspects of patent protection, including:

  • Patent prosecution (utility and design) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Reexamination and reissue applications
  • Patentability, validity and infringement opinions
  • International patent protection and strategy