Patent Prosecution

Ottesen P.A.'s patent attorneys are all registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a result of our extensive experience and education, we are well equipped to prosecute patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts. We represent our clients from the initial inventor consultation or initial disclosure up to issue including appeals to the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and beyond as may be required.

Many of our clients are foreign corporations and we take care of the filing and prosecution of their US applications. Prior to filing, we review and supplement applications, and prepare claims so that they are in the form preferred by the American practice and comply with US patent law as well as the rules of the USPTO. This reduces the overall cost to our clients and time required for prosecution of the application to issue.

With the aid of our global network of patent law firms outside of the United States, we are able to obtain corresponding patents for our clients in other countries.

Infringement and Validity Opinions

We conduct studies to determine whether our clients infringe a competitor's patents or whether a competitor's product infringes our clients’ patents. Thorough searches are performed under our supervision to ensure that relevant prior art is uncovered to ensure a comprehensive analysis. Further, we conduct studies to determine whether issued patents are valid and can be infringed.

Patent Licensing

Ottesen P.A. represents and assists clients in procuring licenses and in licensing their patents to others.

Reexaminations and Reissues

We counsel our clients on post issuance strategy which can include procedures such as reexamination and reissue applications.

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