Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.
Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm’s success in meeting its clients’ needs for legal services. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm is considered among the top 12 U.S. law firms that general counsel rely on as their go-to outside counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s annual Brand Elite report.
Great ideas take many shapes and are the impetus for great commercial endeavors. Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property team works with national and global companies, start-up ventures, and individuals in all aspects of intellectual property. Experienced in a broad range of industries, including electronics, communications, software, digital media, entertainment, biotechnology, chemistry, mechanical systems, and fashion, Weintraub Tobin handles litigation and transactions involving protection, ownership, acquisition, licensing, infringement, and validity of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. The attorneys file and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and internationally, handle disputes in the USPTO, and litigate cases in courts throughout the country.
Weintraub Tobin has a reputation for structuring cutting-edge transactions and resolving IP disputes. Large and diverse enough to deliver a powerful punch both inside and outside the courtroom, Weintraub Tobin is nimble enough to provide innovative strategies to help their clients thrive in the global marketplace. Efficient and cost-effective, Weintraub Tobin is the go-to firm for creative minds and inventive businesses.
Harrity & Harrity is an IP boutique that has been specializing in the preparation and prosecution of electrical and mechanical patent applications since 1999. Our services include patent preparation and prosecution, patent opinions, patent reexamination, patent reissue, patent quality support, patent analytics, and patent preparation and prosecution training.
Quality is the area that truly separates us from our peers. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering high quality through the use of a thorough second attorney review process and a uniform writing style that is tailored to our clients’ needs. At Harrity & Harrity, we say that We Patented Quality®, and the second attorney review process and the uniform writing style ensure that we provide our clients with the highest quality patent preparation and prosecution services each and every time.
Kenneth Sonnenfeld is recognized as one of the nation’s leading intellectual property lawyers in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law. IAM Patent 1000 World’s Leading Patent Professionals guide has consistently ranked Dr. Sonnenfeld among its list of leading practitioners in the world. Chambers USA ranked him in its 2016 Guide and says he is “recommended for his advice to clients on patent prosecution and IP-related commercial transactions”.
Dr. Sonnenfeld is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in the New York office. He has been practicing biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law for almost 30 years. His practice focuses on various interparty matters including due diligence, litigation, foreign oppositions and licensing. He also handles complex strategic patent prosecution in the United States Patent & Trademark Office as well as supervising foreign prosecution. Dr. Sonnenfeld represents both large multinational corporations and startup companies.
Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group and a member of the Litigation group. She is an intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney. Jo Dale advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patents (ownership, infringement/non-infringement, validity/invalidity, patentability, and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)), trade secrets and copyrights. Her practice emphasizes patent and trade secret litigation, licensing, contract disputes, and issues related to proceedings before the USPTO in all fields, with a special emphasis on electronics, embedded systems and high performance computing, Wi-Fi enabled devices, energy management, microprocessors/microcontrollers, memory devices, wireless communications devices and protocols, smartphones and smart TVs (along with applications), in-home networking for computing and entertainment, consumer electronics, semiconductor process and fabrication technology, packaging, power conversion, and software for numerous applications. Jo Dale has represented companies in litigation in numerous federal district courts and state courts across the country, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
Before joining Weintraub Tobin in 2014, Jo Dale spent many years as a partner in Big Law firms. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jo Dale was a tenured professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and served as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation. Her research lab at the University of Arizona developed patented technology that was used to decode images from Mars in the Mars Pathfinder Mission, which was the first of a series of missions to Mars that included rovers.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jo Dale was selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Eli Mazour’s practice focuses on helping large technology companies build valuable, high-quality patent portfolios in an efficient manner. Eli has extensive experience in all aspects of patent prosecution, including preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications related to computer software, Internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, networking devices, electronic consumer products, and medical devices.
Eli has particular expertise in developing and implementing innovative patent prosecution strategies for reaching favorable results at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also helps clients evaluate existing patent portfolios, identify strategic areas for patenting, and create processes for harvesting disclosures of patentable inventions.