Patent Prosecution and Transaction Group

Whether securing valuable patent assets through efficient and experienced prosecution strategies or providing strategic advice to clients regarding their patent portfolio, JMBM's Patent Prosecution and Transaction Group has the expertise and experience to help companies develop and protect their Intellectual Property assets.

JMBM’s Patent Prosecution and Transaction Group is a team of experienced patent attorneys. If you are starting a new company with a million dollar idea in need of protection or looking to grow existing technology to increase market share, you need experienced attorneys that know how to accomplish your goals. The patent attorneys at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP know how to secure enforceable patents for their clients. We represent inventors and entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, universities, startups, middle-market companies and the FORTUNE 500 before the U.S. Patent Office and other courts that deal with patents, including the Federal Circuit and District courts. JMBM is a 2014 Go-To Law Firm® for the top 500 companies in the United States in the area of Patent Prosecution, as determined by American Lawyer Media’s (ALM) annual survey of in-house counsel at FORTUNE 500® companies. We also have strong relationships with foreign counsel and have prosecuted patent applications in many foreign jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Europe and beyond. We also have capability in a number of foreign languages. Our approach is streamlined and efficient, and we have an impressive portfolio of broad, strong patents that we have secured for our clients.

Related services include freedom-to-operate opinions, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, reexamination proceedings, reissue applications and IP due diligence. Our patent attorneys also offer a full range of IP counseling and litigation services in the fields of trademark, copyright, trade dress, e-commerce and related matters. JMBM's tax lawyers are familiar with the tax consequences triggered by patent transfers and help our clients structure patent transfers in the most tax-efficient manner possible. Our patent attorneys also work closely with the firm's corporate attorneys in handling complex patent issues that affect corporate structure and transactions.

Understanding the Intersection of Law and Technology

Our patent attorneys are comfortable with many different technology areas and have backgrounds in engineering and the sciences, working experience in technical disciplines outside the law, and undergraduate or advanced degrees in scientific fields. This technical proficiency, combined with our litigation expertise, helps us effectively represent clients before the Patent Office and obtain valuable patents that are capable of being enforced in litigation.

Our patent attorneys also have a high level of experience in obtaining and enforcing broad design patents.

Recognized Expertise

Our clients select us because we get results, and our peers recognize us for our expertise.

Our patent lawyers have been designated as Southern California Super Lawyers™, and have been included on lists of the “30 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California” in the Daily Journal and the “Top 100 Attorneys in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Because we stay up to date on cutting edge patent issues, we are frequent contributors to trade and legal publications and are called upon to speak on these topics.

The JMBM Difference

Many patent attorneys are proficient at obtaining patents, but do not have significant experience in litigating or enforcing patents against third parties. Having experience in both areas can make a world of difference and JMBM attorneys have significant experience at both. Moreover, part of JMBM attorneys' winning formula is obtaining patents for each client in the most efficient way possible; both by obtaining a thorough understanding of an invention before preparing an application and by establishing relationships with Patent Office Examiners early in an application's pendency.

Industries and Products Represented

JMBM attorneys have experience prosecuting patents in a variety of industries covering a wide range of goods and services, including:

  • Aircraft Avionics
  • Antibodies
  • Automotive
  • Beauty Care
  • Bicycles
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical processes
  • Computer hardware
  • Consumer products
  • Cosmetics and other beauty care products
  • Dietary and nutritional supplements
  • Electroluminescent phosphors
  • Exercise machines
  • Fishing Gear
  • Food products and processes
  • Golf clubs
  • Green technologies
  • Inflatables
  • Insecticides
  • Internet/web based technologies
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Jewelry
  • Liquid Crystal Displays
  • Medical devices
  • Office products
  • Paciaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers
  • Pressure sensors
  • Product formation
  • Screen technology for sports
  • Solar devices
  • Stadiums
  • Telescopes
  • Toys and games
  • . . . and many more

Our Commitment to Client Service

We care about our clients. We respond to their inquiries quickly and communicate with them frequently. We work with clients to manage the budget appropriately, alerting them to potential “budget breakers,” seeking authorization before undertaking costly tasks, and providing clear and timely billing. Most importantly, we work hard to respond to clients’ expectations for achieving their goals.