To develop a dominant position in a market, a company needs to know not only what its customers want, but also the patent positions of its competitors. If you don’t have an understanding of the scope of existing patents that impact your products and the market, it can lead to delayed product introductions, increased development costs – and potentially costly infringement litigation.
At CHIP LAW GROUP, we provide a range of patent landscaping and risk analysis services designed to help clients maximize their product development budgets. We work with product development teams to perform patent searches and identify design concepts to proactively avoid competitive patents. While every attempt is made to find solutions that avoid competitive patents, sometimes for business or technical reasons clients find it necessary to operate in a crowded patent field. We have extensive experience in advising clients on designing around problematic patents. We can also prepare freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions that provide business teams the assurance they need to feel comfortable in introducing a product.
The best strategy for breaking into an emerging market or increasing your company’s presence in an industry is to know what the intellectual property situation looks like ahead of time. By identifying gaps in the patent landscape, we can help your engineers and project managers guide product development efforts, focusing your work in areas where broad patent protection may be acquired. This proactive, practical approach to intellectual property protection helps prevent companies from spending substantial resources -- both financial and work hours -- chasing after an idea that has already been fully staked out. By using a forward-looking product development strategy, our attorneys can help you avoid cease and desist letters and other threats of patent litigation.
Our attorneys work closely with a diverse group of technology-based clients to structure and maintain IP portfolios that can best support both short- and long-term business aims. We begin with a comprehensive review of a client’s business goals in order to formulate IP-based strategies that align with their objectives. We prioritize and evaluate the options before implementing individualized solutions that will best protect and exploit our clients’ IP rights. We have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing the full spectrum of IP-related agreements.
If your company is looking for ways to expand your IP portfolio without increasing the risk of patent litigation, we can help. Our team of experienced patent attorneys will help you manage your IP portfolio, pointing your product development in the right direction, and provide the necessary support so you can avoid accidental patent infringement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced patent attorneys.