Patents & Technology Law

Protecting your ideas, taking them from imagination to reality, is the paramount goal of our law firm. Patents are an essential part of that and protect an inventor’s technological creations, whether a start-up or a big company.  

The patent system gives the inventor legal rights to their inventive idea, an exclusionary right to prevent others from infringing on the invention. 

VIP helps you protect your inventions through the preparation, drafting, filing and prosecution of a patent application to issuance of the patent right from the U.S. Patent Office. 

In this effort, we overcome the many possible challenges along the way, including novelty, obviousness and other patent requirements by working with the inventors early on and throughout the process. 

Whether a provisional patent application (short term to get the right on file), a utility patent applications (covering working ideas), or design applications (covering ornamental designs), VIP will help you secure the patent protections you need for your innovation, and help you take that idea to the next level: licensing and leveraging. 

Raymond Van Dyke’s Technologies and Scientific experience includes nanotechnology, IT, telecom, software, business methods, Internet, financial, encryption, electrical, life sciences, biomedical, food, chemical, green technology, cross-disciplinary (emerging), large/small companies, universities and individuals, domestic and foreign.  VIP Law also provides opinions where useful.

These are just a few of the areas where we can provide assistance:

  • Prior Art Search
  • Patent Drawings
  • Utility Patent Application
  • Provisional Patent Application
  • Design Patent Application
  • PCT and International Patent Protection
  • Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patentability and Validity Opinions
  • Non-Infringement Opinions 
  • Patent Audits
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • Evaluation of Company Approach to Patents
  • IP Enforcement
  • Expert Testimony
  • Amicus Briefs