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... 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.