Are you an in-house attorney of counsel – either a general counsel or an IP attorney – at a company that frequently pursues or defend patents? If so, I can help. Just as you have specific areas of legal expertise, I have a clear focus: patent law. By working with your in-house legal team on patent-related challenges, I can free up your time and resources, helping you focus more on what you do best.
As an engineer and then a patent attorney in Orange County since 2004, I have helped hundreds of inventors obtain, defend, and enforce their patents. There is a very good chance I’ve helped clients in your industry before.
Regardless of your industry, there are a few common concerns that may have nudged you into looking for a go-to patent attorney. There are 3 main reasons you may want to keep a patent attorney around:
- To prevent or minimize your or other attorneys’ “mission drift” into patent law, if that’s not your main area of practice. Whether you’re a general counsel or an IP attorney who focuses mostly on non-patent matters, other challenges require you and only you, and your full focus. You’ve got other fish to fry.
- For second opinions on inventions, patent applications, or strategies for prosecuting or defending patents. Perhaps you want another opinion on a plan you’ve advised against, or on a plan you’ve already recommended.
- Long-term convenience and “preventive maintenance.” You may want legal advice on patents on-demand and quickly, rather than start your search for a good patent attorney – and maybe burn through a couple of bad or inexperienced attorneys – only after there’s a problem. Many vulnerabilities and sunk costs in patent applications can be minimized or avoided if you get a patent specialist’s advice earlier rather later. As General Patton said, “A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.”
To protect any existing patents, maximize the value of your future patents, and free up resources for other concerns, you can contact me, OC patent attorney James Yang, for a consultation on how I can complement your legal team.