Initial consultations are always free, and if you are local (or at least fairly... more
Initial consultations are always free, and if you are local (or at least fairly local) to the Portland area, I am happy to come to you. I enjoy seeing where the creativity takes place and getting a good sense of my clients’ businesses beyond just their intellectual property. That said, we represent clients from around the country, some of which we have never met in person, and we like to think ... view profile
I have been practicing with Chernoff, Vilhauer, LLP since 1977, primarily working... more
I have been practicing with Chernoff, Vilhauer, LLP since 1977, primarily working with patenting mechanical inventions and medical devices, but also doing some patent enforcement litigation, advising clients regarding licensing inventions, and helping clients choose and protect trademarks, among other intellectual property work. I am the Managing Partner of the firm. I am a member of the Or... view profile
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.
Patent Application Attorneys in cities near Portland, OR