practice is oriented towards serving the unique goals and requirements
of small business and individual inventors. Key to our success is our
quality client service, broad capabilities, cost containment strategies,
and extreme flexibility in working with our clients to right-size IP
protection to suit their particular needs.
small businesses, Bay Area IP's right-sized IP protection approach facilitates
building a larger patent portfolio. Our practice further supports the
needs of small business by way of providing consulting services that
leverage our expertise in strategic marketing, high-technology, IP practice,
and IP portfolio management towards bringing coherence and increased
synergistic value to corporate efforts and assets thereby significantly
improving the company's competitive advantage.
unified set of complementary services including IP development, searching,
protection, strategy, marketing, and technology support uniquely enable
Bay Area IP to efficiently understand and align our work product to
your needs as a whole.
Area IP supports legal practitioners in many ways including litigation
diligence, and preparing technical arguments. We also have experience
in legal opinion support such as making technical arguments for or against
patent infringement/validity interpretations.
assistance in patent related issues
Bay Area IP high technology specialist can assist your organization
in many ways, such as the following cases:
·Another's product infringes
your patent but you need to prove it.
·Another's product is
believed to be infringing your patent but how their product functions
·You need to design your
product around another's patent or prior-art; e.g., engineering or
reverse engineering a competitor's patented product.
·You need a technical
description of how a patent or prior-art works.
·You need technical arguments
for or against patent infringement/validity interpretations.
get started and to learn more about each other we off a free initial
consultation. To take advantage of this offer, just provide us your
contact information at our Free
consultation request web page. Fees for our patent and/or technical
services are billed
hourly and are quoted upon request. To request a quote [Click
staff patent services support
Area IP serves our client's in-house staff by being available on short
notice to handle their various patent related needs. Often the service
required includes rush jobs such as imminent bar dates and prior-art
searches, or to assist in resolving complex cases.
hands-on experience in high-tech corporate IP management is what sets
Bay Area IP's patent strategy consulting practice apart from most of
our competition. Our modern strategic approach aligns your organization's
patent pipeline with a coherent corporate focus that most effectively
develops your scope of patent protection in the context of your company's
competitive landscape. We find that functional divisions of most companies
(e.g., sales, marketing, R&D, etc.) do not have a unified patent
picture or strategy and, instead, use valuable resources inefficiently.
Our strategic patent analysis program implements a three step organization-wide
methodology comprising assessment, analysis, and optimization. First,
we assess internal and competitive patent efforts and impact. Second,
we analyze the patent assessment against your company's goals. Finally,
we create a summary report that includes written recommendations for
an optimization program that more effectively focuses your patent prosecution,
acquisition, and development efforts towards an optimal patent portfolio
that maximizes your competitive advantage. Beyond a written report,
we can also present these findings to your management team. Many organizations
find a formal presentation to management to be the most efficient way
of synchronizing top decision makers to the company's patent portfolio
position, and speeds consensus on optimal strategic options.
firm often finds that small businesses have a significant amount of
scattered, unprotected, and unleveraged intellectual property. Using
a common sense approach, Bay Area IP works with contacts throughout
your organization to catalog and prioritize existing IP assets towards
increasing your competitive advantage. Once we appraise your IP assets,
we work with management to determine, in the context of your goals,
what IP assets are most likely to be worth development and/or protection.
today's fast paced, high-technology business environment your company's
competitive edge depends on its ability to innovate and protect future
products in the market place. In the heat of competing, many small
companies overlook making there employees aware of what patents are
and what they must do to maximize your company's patent rights. Even
a basic understanding of patent bar date events, what is an invention,
and invention documentation can go a long way towards preventing mistakes
that can limit or preclude patent protection. In addition to a corporate
patent awareness program, many companies benefit from implementing a
patent program that encourages their staff to bring innovative solutions
to management's attention for patenting consideration.
Area IP has experience in establishing policies and procedures to create
or strengthen a company's patent program. We also can deliver formal
presentations to your in-house personnel on a wide variety of patent
firm's experience in marketing and patents serves our client's marketing
efforts in the creation of marketing collateral that optimally leverages
their patent portfolio. The marketing collateral we generate ranges
from brochures and trade show material to annual reports and investor
material. Our service ranges from assisting you in preparation to writing
it from scratch. Beyond enhancing the marketing value of your patent
portfolio, we screen your marketing collateral for language that could
mislead the public as to your patent's scope.
Due Diligence Invention Analysis
produce a Due Diligence Report that includes a technical evaluation
of an invention you are investigating for licensing or purchase. The
goal of this report is to provide you with a critical analysis and recommendation
of whether it is worthwhile for you to license or purchase the considered
invention. The report often identifies weaknesses in the invention/product
(e.g., problems like inoperability, logistics, costs, government regulations,
etc.) before you invest in acquiring rights to the invention. Our areas
of expertise cover many active high technology fields.
Due Diligence Report begin with an overview of the invention/product
under consideration. The report follows with the substantial technical
problems discovered, such as problems related to the design, packaging,
manufacture, or regulatory issues. The lead times to produce the report
usually range from three to four weeks, or less. Your must submit adequate
information to locate and access a detailed enabling description of
the invention/product before we can begin working on your report.