Patent professionals.
Championing your ideas.

Underwood & Associates is an intellectual property firm specializing in patent drafting and prosecution. As your advocates, our goal is to strengthen your ideas and maximize your patent rights.

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Quality.
Clarity.

We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work. We pride ourselves in providing clear explanations of the patent process and work with you to achieve your intellectual property goals.

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Service oriented.
Flexible.

As your patent counsel, we are accessible and responsive to your intellectual property needs. Whether you are a large corporation or an individual, our goal is the same: to develop a lasting relationship and maximize the value of your IP portfolio.

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Predictable.
Affordable.

We don't subject our clients to the uncertainty of open-ended hourly rates. Our flat-rate fees allow you to budget with confidence. Our prosecution-focused practice is affordable, and consistently focused on excellence.

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Patent protection and scientific expertise for emerging technologies.
how to file a patent applicationAbout Us

Underwood & Associates is a full-service patent prosecution firm committed to maximizing your intellectual property rights at fair and competitive rates. We are located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Our practitioners have diverse backgrounds that allow us to represent clients' interests in a wide variety of technology areas. Whether you are considering a single patent application for your invention or manage an existing patent portfolio, we invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation to see how our services can benefit you.

Specialty Areas:
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Optics and Imaging
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physics
  • Alternative / Renewable Energy
  • Firefighting and EMS
  • Lasers
  • Software
  • Advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Chemistry