Patent, Trademark & Copyright Practice Areas

New River Valley IP Law, PC provides intellectual property procurement services for clients seeking to protect their innovations, minimize risk associated with using those innovations, and maximize revenue generated from commercial embodiments of their patent-pending or patented processes and products.  We fulfill these goals by:

Obtaining IP Protection

  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications in the United States, internationally (PCT), and in foreign countries;
  • Providing portfolio management and developing filing and claiming strategies;
  • Conducting patentability searches;
  • Advancing prosecution with in-person interviews of USPTO examiners;
  • Accelerating prosecution using the USPTO Accelerated Examination Process;
  • Accelerating prosecution with the USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program;
  • Using the USPTO Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program; and
  • Working with an established network of counsel in foreign countries to secure patent and trademark protection in any country or region abroad, including Europe, China, ARIPO, OAPI, Canada, Japan, India, and Australia.

Risk Analysis and IP Dispute Resolution

  • Counseling and providing opinions of counsel on the validity, enforceability, and infringement of intellectual property;
  • Enforcing and litigating patents;
  • Assisting with non-disclosure and licensing agreements for IP;
  • Preparing cease and desist communications;
  • Conducting due diligence investigations;
  • Analyzing a client’s freedom to operate in the marketplace;
  • Resolving inventorship disputes; and
  • Evaluating patents and published applications of competitors.

Patent, Trademark & Copyright-Related Practice Areas