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David Hofffman is a bright patent attorney who is very knowledgeable in patent applications and infringement . He has written all our patents and continues to be our patent attorney. We have received many compliments from patent attorneys of major corporations such as Yamaha Motor Corp., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Kawasaki Motor Corp. (who are currently our customers) to the fact that they are not able to get around our patents due to how well they are written. Our business continues to thrive due to our patents. I continuously recommend David to people looking to patent their ideas. My advice to anyone looking to patent their ideas is choose your patent attorney wisely because your patent is only as good as it is written.
I first hired David because he was an MIT grad. Having also graduated from MIT I know there is a special kind of intellectual culture and quality rarely found anywhere else. But a lawyer (even a patent lawyer) must have a lot more that a great mind--in fact a great mind alone may often be an impediment to a patent lawyer. The law profession requires not just mental ability and detachment, but an unusual "intuitive" faculty, gamesmanship and a lot of experience with both "good" and "bad" folks in all positions and situations related to the case and goals at hand. I was working with a budget that was really too small to be pursuing 2 broad patent applications, and to complicate matters the Patent Examiner seemed to be throwing "anything he could find" at the claims submitted in both cases. The prosecutions of the patent took an amazing 7 years, during which I had to seriously curtail my expenses, not in the least because the length of time in prosecution was unbelievably long. During this period of time, David also provide counsel on a variety of other legal and contractual matters that occurred. I used David instead of a "regular" business attorney, largely because he exhibited outstanding common sense as well as strategic thinking in helping me deal with various situations in both patent, trademark and international business.
When I began having health and financial problems, David did not just "Toss me off", and that has made a BIG difference. The outcome of his trust in me, among other good results, has been the issuance of a significant patent in one field and then the obtaining of good allowed claims (soon to be leading to patent issuance) in a completely different field. David works collaboratively with inventor-clients, which is not always the case with patent lawyers. We evolved an informal method by which I contributed what I could see best about response to an office action, and David and his staff did what was for me the "too hard to do" work dealing with the immense amount of detail required to answer very hard-nosed objections. Working into a "next stage", we are now pursuing ways to monetize the granted patent and the "almost granted" one also.
David and his firm have shown great flexibility in terms of both time-limited necessary actions and in tailoring work to the minimum effective amount when budgetary matters predominated over the years.
I look forward to continuing to work with David and his great team, and would be pleased to recommend him for any matter in which he himself declares that he is competent to handle it.
THIS patent lawyer shines in both ability, experience, ethics and concern for the client's welfare.
David Hoffman has been a blessing in my life. He is attentive and very detailed. He saved me alot of money by being so comprehensive and detailed.
I hired Mr. Hoffman to handle some discreet litigation concerns. I did not know what to do or how to move forward even though I knew what I wanted to avoid. Mr. Hoffman took me on, and handled the cases professionally and much faster than I had anticipated. In short order he gathered the needed information and determined a strategy which I accepted. Shortly therafter, He wa able to bring the matters to a resolution to the satisfaction of both parties. Since that time I have asked Mr. Hoffman to handle other matters for me, which he has done. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him if they want quality work done.