Practice Areas

Highly Targeted Practice
Studebaker & Brackett dedicates its practice to the strategic development of clients’ patent portfolios including preparation and prosecution of U.S. patents, development of U.S. patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions, reexamination proceedings as well as due diligence investigations in preparation for litigation. The depth of the Firm’s technical expertise and unique approach to patent prosecution based on extensive experience within the USPTO allows us to provide exceptional service in a variety of technologies including:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Consumer products
  • Electronics including
    • Biomedical Systems and Devices
    • Computer Architecture, Hardware and Peripherals
    • Computer Software
    • Computer Networking
    • Electromechanical Devices
    • Internet Applications
    • Optics
    • Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
    • Satellite Systems
    • Wireless and Telephony Communications
  • Medical equipment
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power generation

Patent Prosecution – Many of the patent attorneys and patent agents of Studebaker & Brackett served as U.S. Patent Examiners and have significant technical expertise. This unique combination allows the Firm’s attorneys and agents to draw from our technical experience and utilize our understanding and relationships with U.S. Patent Examiners to provide superior patent prosecution services. In addition, the Firm’s convenient location, close to the USPTO, allows us to conduct frequent cost-effective, face-to-face meetings with Examiners which place our clients at an advantage by enabling us to prosecute patent applications swiftly and effectively. Studebaker & Brackett’s expertise covers a wide range of technical areas including electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotech, software, business methods and design, and a wide range of patent procedures such as preparation and filing of utility applications, design applications, reissue applications and reexamination requests.

Opinions – Opinions must be competent and reasonable to withstand the scrutiny of a court and provide the foundation on which our clients can rely in decision-making. Studebaker & Brackett is well versed in advising clients on all issues pertaining to freedom-to-operate, patent invalidity, non-infringement, and enforceability, and providing reliable written expert opinions on all of these issues. In addition, we have extensive experience advising and counseling clients on issues of design changes to successfully avoid patent infringement of third party patents, drafting patent claims to ensure infringement by third party products, and strategic review of patent portfolios to identify potential patent opportunities or problems.

Reexamination – With the creation of a Central Reexamination Unit at the USPTO and the Supreme Court’s 2007 KSR decision, reexamination is now one of the most valuable tools in challenging the claims of an issued U.S. patent based on prior art. Our Firm has substantial expertise in both ex parte and inter partes reexaminations. Our experience provides us with a clear and comprehensive view of the strengths and weaknesses of the reexamination process, resulting in the use of the most focused and convincing approaches.

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