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Patent

Sophisticated entrepreneurs and executives know that thriving businesses are fueled by innovative ideas that must be protected vigorously. With a team comprised of former in-house senior IP counsel, engineers and registered patent attorneys, CSG seasoned intellectual property professionals understand the challenges you face and are here to support you.

Trusted advisors to Fortune 100 companies and dynamic start-ups alike, CSG’s dedicated patent team has helped clients secure countless patents both domestically and abroad. Our proven track record and value-driven counsel have positioned CSG’s patent attorneys as invaluable advisors to IP executives and their teams.

Patent Searches and Opinions: CSG’s patent attorneys conduct thorough patentability searches to determine patentability and the scope of protection available for our client’s inventions. We also conduct validity and right-to-use searches in order to counsel our clients with respect to third party patent rights. Based upon these searches, our experienced attorneys help clients develop strategies to avoid infringing upon the patent rights of others while protecting the rights to their own inventions.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution: Our extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in many fields, including mechanical, electrical, computer, business methods, data networking, e-commerce, fintech and optical, has resulted in our clients’ ability to build solid and successful patent portfolios. Our extensive network with foreign patent attorneys allow our clients to protect their inventions not just in the US, but throughout the world.

With our counsel, many start-up businesses obtained patent protection on inventions that launched successful business ventures. Keeping our clients’ budgets and priorities in mind, we pursue efficient prosecution strategies, including examiner interviews and continuation applications, to obtain valuable patents for our clients. We also handle appeals of final United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decisions as well as other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Third Party Defensive WorkIn today’s era of "patent assertion entities", all companies, both large and small, are at risk of becoming a target of a patent assertion.  CSG evaluates third party claims against our clients' products and services and defends them against these assertions.

CSG is ranked among the top patent firms by Intellectual Asset Management’s “Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” and key members of the patent team are recognized regularly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.