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OVERVIEW

Keeping your innovations one step ahead

It’s harder than ever to stay ahead of the competition, with waves of innovation disrupting every industry. Businesses need to take steps to protect their inventions and technologies.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s team of patent lawyers advises businesses on patent strategy and helps clients prosecute and defend utility patents and design patents. We also advise clients on patent procurement and represent clients in post-grant proceedings and litigation. Our intellectual property team has deep backgrounds in science and technology that complement their legal knowledge, giving us an insider’s perspective on how to best help our clients protect their ideas.

Our experience with patent law

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s patent lawyers help our clients understand what they can protect and how they should protect it under patent law. We assist clients with the day-to-day management of patent and intellectual property portfolios and provide needed counsel in responding to client-completed patent applications. We have worked with clients to protect everything from simple mechanical inventions to complex electrical patents, chemical patents, biotechnology patents, and app software patents.

Our team handles patent applications domestically through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and internationally through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). We also help clients challenge and defend patents in trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including in post-grant review and covered business method review proceedings.

What we do

  • Analyze and manage clients’ patent portfolios
  • Counsel individuals and businesses in filing and responding to self-completed patent applications
  • Help clients file patent applications with the USPTO using the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) and with the WIPO
  • Advise clients on compliance with domestic and international patent law, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Draft and negotiate licensing agreements
  • Address patent duplication and infringement allegations
  • Challenge and defend patents before the PTAB
  • Handle patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Joseph (Joe) Diamante

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

Raymond Jones

Partner

Michael La Porte

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Thomas Hayes

Patent Agent

Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Alexander White

Patent Agent

Daniel Finnegan

Senior Associate

Mark Magas

Associate

Brian Medich

Associate

Stoyan Radkov

Of Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.