Practice Areas | Patent


Our clients trust our strategic intellectual property advice to protect and grow their most important assets – their patent portfolios. Young Basile has 15 registered patent attorneys and a team of patent professionals who provide a wide range of patent services to large, global corporations, mid-sized companies and emerging businesses.


Patent

Our Capabilities
We help our clients develop strategies for protecting and commercializing IP, addressing high stakes questions such as which technologies should be patented or licensed and how patents, once issued, can be cost–effectively enforced. We also assist clients in managing the patent process internally through patent programs and employee training. We provide advice in special situations, such as the establishment of or participation in patent pools or standards bodies.

We work closely with clients to develop a deep understanding of their strategic business objectives and their industries. Using publicly available data, we help clients understand their competitors’ patent activity and identify trends, opportunities and threats. Using a proprietary multi-step review process, we analyze competitor portfolios and advise our clients on strategic acquisition opportunities.

Following are key areas in which our attorneys provide counsel:

Prosecution
Young Basile has prepared and prosecuted thousands of patent applications in a wide range of technical areas. We are particularly experienced in the fields of software, automotive, robotics, semiconductors and electronics, chemicals and materials. Our well–established network of foreign associates gives us global reach and the ability to file, prosecute and obtain patents in countries around the world.

Clearance Studies and Opinions
Young Basile assists clients in identifying and resolving potential infringement claims before going to market. Our experience in this area includes handling large–scale clearance projects involving hundreds of competitive patents. The firm also prepares opinions of non–infringement and invalidity, as well as providing in-depth studies to support a claim or defense in an infringement suit.

Post Grant Challenges
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) signed into law on September 16, 2011, allows for several administrative post-grant patent trial proceedings to challenge the patentability of issued U.S. patents, including Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review and Covered Business Method Review. Young Basile assists our clients in asserting a post grant challenge when in the client’s best interest, and defending a post grant challenge when necessary.

Due Diligence
Young Basile analyzes patent portfolios for strengths and weaknesses and provides opinions as to monetization and leveraging in the marketplace. We work with businesses, venture capitalists, private equity firms and angel investors to evaluate patent assets for value and enforceability.

Litigation
Young Basile provides aggressive but cost–effective litigation services for enforcing patents and other IP rights and defending clients against such suits. Our attorneys have tried cases throughout the country and have appeared frequently before the Federal Circuit. Our no–nonsense, problem–solving approach to litigation yields good results for clients without extravagant expenditures of resources.  Young Basile also has experience prosecuting and defending in front of the International Trade Commission.

China Patent Practice
Young Basile has a team of Mandarin speakers that assist Chinese companies in protecting and growing their patent portfolios in the United States.

Licensing
Our attorneys routinely handle complex licenses for leading technology–oriented companies. We also handle acquisitions and divestitures of IP, and a wide–range of commercial technology transactions, including development, alliance and distribution agreements.

 

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