the Balance of Patent Quality and Affordability

Underwood & Associates is a patent law firm located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, conveniently located between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Whether you are a large corporation, small business, start-up, or a solo inventor our focus is the same:  to provide outstanding, cost-effective patent services to our clients throughout the United States and abroad.

Our clients range from individual inventors to publicly-held companies with global presence.  We represent inventors in the areas of mechanical and medical devices, software, physics, chemistry, and other fields.  If necessary, we use secure videoconferencing and file-sharing platforms so that we can represent inventors and companies before the United States Patent and Trademark Office no matter where you live or what country you’re from.

It’s important to find patent counsel that matches you and your (or your company’s) intellectual property objectives.  For that reason, we offer a complimentary initial half-hour consultation to discuss your patent objectives under complete confidentiality.

Patent Firm Profile

Our Focus: High Quality, Affordable Patent Protection

Underwood & Associates deals exclusively in patents. From patent searches to domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, our patent law firm is focused on one thing: maximizing your patent intellectual property rights.

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Simple to Complex Inventions

From Simple to Complex Inventions

We enjoy representing clients’ interests in a wide range of diverse backgrounds. We have particular expertise, however, in the fields of: mechanics and mechanical engineering, medical devices, lasers, optics, spectroscopy, physics, nanotechnology, software, chemistry, aviation, and inventions for first-responders, e.g., firefighters, police, EMS, and rescue personnel.

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Underwood & Associates Services

Domestic and International Patent Services

We provide a range of patent-related services for our clients, such as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, performing prior art (patentability) searches, and providing general patent counsel. We keep costs down by providing clients only services and personnel that they need to accomplish their objectives in an a la carte-style business model.

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