As a patent attorney, I strive to help my clients to identify, protect and exploit their valuable intellectual rights for a long term competitive advantage.
I prepare and prosecute patent applications for clients that have invented new products or processes in a wide variety of technical fields, as well as consumer product inventions.
What distinguishes me from other patent practitioners is how I aim to work with clients to increase the chances of obtaining patents. I strongly advocate and assist clients in the lost art of patent “research”. Patent “research” is collaborating with your attorney in planning and conducting experiments that will support the case for patentability (in spite of recent Supreme Court rulings that have made it easier for patent examiners to fabricate almost any reason to reject patent claims as obvious).
I also help clients avoid legal liability for patent and trademark infringement by searching and analyzing competitive marks and patents. Frequently, this leads to specific advice on how to engineer and design products and processes so they do not infringe third party patents. When this is not possible, I help clients structure licensing agreements.
I also assist client's as a management consultant to improve their organizations competency in managing its intellectual property, empowering individuals to deploy their skills collectively to build a valuable portfolio in a cost effective manner.
I welcome inquires for more information, as well as discussions with CTO’s as to how I can help their organizations, even if the legal staff prefers to farm out the application process to large law firms.
Specialties: Patent Application and Prosecution expertise includes:
Engineering, computer software, business methods, materials sciences, including organic and polymer chemistry/polymer science, thin film and semiconductor processing, electronic packaging, optics, instrumentation, display technology, biotechnology and medical devices
Please see my website at www.techiplaw.pro for a more complete overview of my practice areas and expertise: www.techipplaw.pro
Meyer Corporation, Corporate Counsel/Patent Attorney
World Wide responsibility for patent and trademark procurement for multiple affiliated companies, including freedom to practice opinions and analysis.
PATENT AND IP LAW OFFICE OF EDWARD S. SHERMAN, Owner
I am a Registered Patent Attorney and a member of the State Bar of California. My clients for patent, trademark, copyright registration and licensing transaction range from individual inventors of consumer products and technology, venture capitalists and corporations. I also provide clients with advice and legal opinions on the freedom to practice technology and "engineering around" issued patents.
Education and qualifications
BS Materials Science and Engineering
MS, PhD. Polymer Science and Engineering
Post-Doc Chemical Engineering
Registered US Patent Attorney
Member of the California Bar