Protect it! IP provides intellectual property and contract-based legal counseling... more
Protect it! IP provides intellectual property and contract-based legal counseling for technology companies. Our international practice focuses on merging legal counseling with economics and marketing. We’re in the business of making our clients money through their technology, and particularly protecting their technology from competitor theft and copying.
Sunjeev S. Sikand is a patent attorney with RatnerPrestia, P.C. and Vice Chair of... more
Sunjeev S. Sikand is a patent attorney with RatnerPrestia, P.C. and Vice Chair of the U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Mr. Sikand as a “Rising Star” in the area of intellectual property law. As an extensive writer on intellectual property law, Mr. Sikand has published numerous articles in IP Law360 a... view profile
John W. Ryan served as a Presiding Officer at the 7th, 6th, and 5th Annual Advanced... more
John W. Ryan served as a Presiding Officer at the 7th, 6th, and 5th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute sponsored by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, George Mason University School of Law, and The University of Texas School of Law (2010-2015) at the USPTO in Alexandria, VA. John W. Ryan was the committee chair (and then co-chair) for the Legislative Oversight Committee of the NY... view profile
As a principal of our law firm, I enjoy helping people and companies patent their... more
As a principal of our law firm, I enjoy helping people and companies patent their ideas. Watching ideas come out of people's heads and become reality is exciting -- and getting them patented is where I come in. Being in Washington, DC, means that I can easily visit the US Patent Office to explain inventions and increase the likelihood of getting granted patents.
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.