DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to start-up companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries.
Specializing exclusively in intellectual property, Staas & Halsey LLP brings together technical and legal expertise in our commitment to provide quality legal representation. Since 1971, we have provided clients with technical expertise and intellectual property protection. In today’s fast-paced, competitive, and complex world, the field of intellectual property is more important than ever. We’re proud to have played a role in the development of today’s technologies, and are excited about our work on the technologies of tomorrow. In the four decades the firm has been in business, we have seen incredible leaps in technological advancement, changes in the dynamic world of intellectual property law, and the creation of a truly global economy. The world has changed, and Staas & Halsey has changed with it, but our goal has always remained the same: serving our clients technical and legal needs with speed and experience, in the most cost-effective, professional manner possible.
CFWW+S is a law firm with attorneys who have deep experience in their areas of practice. Our attorneys provide legal counsel and representation covering the full spectrum of business law. Our clients’ knowledge of the law applicable to their businesses and circumstances is a powerful and essential asset. CFWW+S provides legal representation in transactions, litigation and legal counseling. Our clients’ satisfaction with their experience with CFWW+S is our most distinguishing feature and our most important asset.
The IP practice at CFWW+S assists creative and innovative individuals and companies with the process of securing property rights for their creations, inventions and related intellectual property. CFWW+S focuses on client IP matters related to patents and trademarks.
Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, LLP has been a premier provider of high-quality intellectual property legal services in Silicon Valley for over 17 years. The 24-lawyer firm is principally active in patent preparation and prosecution on an international basis, patent trials such as PTAB inter partes reviews, portfolio development and management, trademark registration, copyright registration, licensing, and pre-litigation risk analysis and counseling.
The firm is highly focused on computer-related technologies, with most attorneys having advanced degrees or significant industry experience in computer science or electrical engineering. Technical fields are diverse and range from databases, network protocols, virtual computing platforms, media management and security to smart agriculture, robotics, and semiconductor manufacturing.
The firm represents clients ranging from pre-Series A startups to Fortune 500 sector leaders, sited in California and New York as well as London, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Wuxi, Tokyo and Singapore. The firm pursues a small-team approach with two to six lawyers staffed per account, has numerous advocates highly skilled in examiner interviews, and is expert in preparing multi-lateral patent specifications that fit the requirements of the USPTO, EPO, JPO and others.
Larissa Park concentrates on patent and other intellectual property strategy, counseling, prosecution, diligence, and litigation in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and federal courts.
She works with clients in diverse industries nationally and internationally to determine and execute a comprehensive IP strategy to address the client's needs in whatever situation or forum.
Larissa works with numerous clients in the following industries and technologies: clean technologies, including battery systems, solar, alternative energy, wind power; computer technology including artificial intelligence, software, computer databases, solid state devices and wireless positioning systems; medical technologies, including cancer treatment therapies, health and fitness monitoring and implantable devices; and various other technologies including nanotechnology, semiconductor processing, light-emitting diodes, optical systems, cellular networks, and options trading.
Paul Kravetz specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in many areas of electrical, computer and software engineering, including fiber optics, optical communication systems, wireless communication systems, computer hardware and computer software-related inventions, and analog and digital circuitry. Paul has extensive experience handling issues that arise under 35 U.S.C. § 101 with respect to software, business methods and abstract ideas. Paul works with U.S. and foreign clients, and regularly travels overseas to give presentations with respect to claim drafting, patent prosecution and other topics regarding U.S. patent law.
Andy Gabriel is the head of the IP practice at CFWW+S. Andy is a patent attorney with extensive experience obtaining patents for a variety of clients, predominantly in the area of computer software. Andy regularly represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has worked with foreign attorneys to obtain patents for clients internationally. Andy works with clients facing challenges in obtaining software patents, including abstract idea rejections at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Liu’s practice concentrates on patent analysis, counseling, and portfolio management. She also represents clients in trademark, licensing, and technology development matters. She has advised companies of varying sizes in diverse verticals related to computer technology, such as image processing, cloud computing, communication networks, e-commerce, gaming, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Dr. Liu held positions in technology and management consulting. She has a significant research background in artificial intelligence, as applied to in Internet communications, database system management, computational biology, and speech recognition. Her research findings can be found in peer-reviewed journals.