Underwood & Associates offers professional, high-quality and responsive intellectual property support services to law firms, corporate legal departments, and university technology transfer offices.
We help you deliver cost-effective results for your clients by performing time-consuming tasks such as drafting patent applications, performing novelty searches, research, and document review at very competitive rates. Our strong scientific and legal backgrounds can compliment your practice and provide you with additional resources to help maximize your clients’ intellectual property investments. Our effective, affordable patent filing and prosecution services helps to mitigate the cost of global patent protection for non-US patent firms and their clients.
Novelty, State-of-the-Art, Invalidity, and Freedom-to-Operate Searches
We execute and prepare our searches with the IP professional in mind. We analyze search results in light of applicable patent laws and deliver a report that’s easy to read and gets to the point. Instead of returning a long list of keyword-search results, we cull those references down to the ones that really matter and highlight any particularly relevant passages.
We offer scalable teams of master’s- and Ph.D.-level scientists and patent agents to review your documents with the utmost scrutiny. Our custom-built review teams provide flexibility in budget considerations and ensure that your documents are being examined by professionals who recognize technological nuances that are sometimes overlooked.
Corporate prosecution and litigation divisions can benefit from our expertise in a wide range of scientific disciplines. We are particularly experienced in the fields of optics, lasers, nanotechnology, medical devices, and spectroscopy.
Some of the support services we offer for law firms, corporate legal departments, and technology transfer offices include:
- Drafting complete patent applications
- Novelty searches
- State-of-the-art searches
- Invalidity searches
- Freedom-to-Operate searches
- Document review
- Technical consult
- Expert witness search
- Overflow assistance as needed