Palo Alto Patent Attorney

California Patent Lawyer

The Law Offices of Barry N. Young, located in Palo Alto, California, provides legal counsel and representation in all areas of patent law.  United States patent law has recently undergone dramatic changes with the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA).  The changes include moving from first-to-invent to first-to-file, establishing new inter parties, post-grant and covered business methods review of patents, and providing for prioritized and fast-track examinations. We help clents understand and navigate these changes.

We Prepare Businesses for Success

We help entrepreneurs and businesses in the United States and in foreign countries protect their innovations by obtaining  broad enforceable patents.  Patent claims need to be broad enough to prevent the theft of the inventive concept yet narrow enough to be novel and nonobvious. Our firm understands this delicate balance. We have the experience necessary to prepare patent claims thatare sufficiently broad to encompass infringement while still avoiding the prior art. We know how to prepare claims that both cover the essential and significant parts of the invention and are still valid and enforceable.

We Advocate on Behalf of Brilliant Ideas

If a patent application is finally rejected by the USPTO, we advocate for clients by pursuing an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and to the courts if necessary. Due to the constant growth and improvement of brilliant ideas, patents are often initially rejected. Since a principal focus of our practice is on patent prosecution, we have the resources and experience necessary to advocate on behalf of our clients. With  years of experience in what constitutes patentable invention, we  will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

We Provide Independent Consulting

In addition to assisting our own practice, we provide consulting services to general practice litigation firms and to companies undergoing offensive and defensive patent litigation. With a strong litigation and patent law background, our firm knows how patent matters are handled in federal court. We coordinate with outside litigation counsel in planning and executing the best strategies and tactics to achieve businesses objectives so that clients can make informed decisions regarding their cases.