Fish IP Law™ is the tech leader in intellectual property.

Around for over 20 years, we have tons of expertise.

Fish IP Law, LLP™ is a premier intellectual property (IP) law firm providing strategic services of only the highest caliber to help clients realize their IP and business goals. Holistically guiding clients through the patent process, Fish IP Law™ uses a three-pronged approach – identifying, procuring, and monetizing– to provide the best legal counsel possible and help turn IP visions into realities.

The team at Fish IP Law™ serves as both legal counsel and trusted business advisers. The firm’s experts help clarify the complexities of IP law so clients can make sound business decisions aligned with their business goals. For more than 20 years, Fish’s quest has been driven by the focus of talented professionals and embodied in the meaningful work performed for clients.

Fish IP Law™ represents small investors, startups, and multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies through all aspects of the IP process, from prosecution to enforcement. Fish IP™’s practice advises clients in all aspects of IP, including patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation. The Fish IP™ team is knowledgeable, creative, and solution-oriented, skillfully guiding clients toward their goals through the continually evolving changes to IP law, both domestically and internationally. In addition to being registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Fish’s firm-wide diversity boasts a wide range of valuable educational and practical experience in chemistry, biochemistry, software, and biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. From advanced degree-holders to real-world problem-solvers, Fish IP Law™ maintains a plethora of in-house talent.

A next-generation IP law firm operating on time-tested ideas and traditions, Fish IP Law™ remains focused and committed to providing a high level of client service and helping its clients of all sizes and industries achieve their specific business and IP goals.

What We Do

Patents

Fish IP™’s patent practice excels at identifying and protecting our clients’ innovations. The team at Fish IP Law™ handles all aspects surrounding a patent’s life cycle including:

  • Conducting patentability analyses;
  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications;
  • Managing patent portfolios and technology transfers; and
  • Enforcement.

With the ever-changing landscape of U.S. and international patent law, Fish IP™’s professionals remain adept at quickly adapting to new rules and regulations to our clients’ advantage. In 2006, our team was one of the first to use the patent office’s “accelerated examination” program to markedly accelerate patent prosecution for our clients. Today, we have developed an expertise second to none in accelerated examination practice and have procured a notice of allowance on a patent application in less than 15 days from the date of filing!

From our initial client intake, we go above and beyond simply patenting a client’s invention. Our team’s emphasis on creativity allows us to assist you in identifying what exactly it is that can be patented, trademarked, copyrighted, or kept as a trade secret. We are not a patent mill. Instead, our out-of-the-box thinking helps companies “mine” their intellectual property. We often begin with questions such as, “Why are you getting a patent?”; “Who are your biggest competitors?”; and “What area of dominance do you want to have?” We strongly encourage brainstorming sessions that explore beyond the narrow confines of what was invented and look at the broader landscape of what can be protected. With this approach, we help our clients extract a purposeful set of intellectual property rights that not only hold commercial value, but align with our clients’ goals.

We also maintain strong working relationships with patent lawyers and agents around the world, which we use to obtain global intellectual property rights for our clients. We have carefully selected our network of foreign associates to complement our firm’s goal of providing our clients with personalized strategies for building and managing their portfolio in a cost-effective manner.

Trademarks

In addition to our patent practice, Fish’s trademark practice is second to none in providing high quality legal work at a reasonable cost. We have significant experience in counseling our clients about trademark matters, and developing cost-effective strategies to identify and protect our clients’ rights.

We understand that our clients’ trade names and trademarks can be one of their most valuable assets, and work with our global network of associates to obtain and enforce our client’s rights around the world. In conjunction with those efforts, we also work with our partners to identify, track, and seize counterfeit products and thereby stop importation and prevent sales of infringing goods.

The team at Fish IP Law™ is skilled in handling all aspects of trademark law, including conducting trademark searches and clearances, prosecuting applications, providing opinions, resolving domain name disputes, seizing counterfeit goods, handling a variety of opposition and cancellation proceedings through the TTAB, and litigating trademark matters, along with negotiating co-existence and licensing agreements. In addition, we have considerable experience developing branding strategies and maintaining global trademark portfolios.

Copyrights

Along with our focus on patent and trademark law, the team at Fish IP Law™, PC, is well-versed in copyright law. In addition to our experience in preparing and filing copyright applications in the U.S. and abroad, we are experts in handling a wide range of copyright issues, including licensing, assignment, and enforcement of our clients’ copyright rights, privacy policies and other website-related issues, as well as defending against allegations of infringement of third party’s rights.

Because of the often overlapping nature of patent, trademark and copyright laws, we strive to ensure that our team is skilled in all three areas. This is critical as our clients often bring to us inventive concepts that can be protected under patent law, expressions of these concepts protected under copyright law, and associated product names, trade names, product packaging, and trade dress protected under trademark law. Thus, no matter the issue, the team at Fish IP Law™ utilizes its combined decades of knowledge and experience to offer its clients customized strategies to protect and enforce their rights.

Litigation & Enforcement

Once we procure intellectual property rights for our clients, we work with them to maximize the value of those rights. Whatever enforcement strategy best serves our clients–whether it be through litigation or fluid negotiations to procure a licensing arrangement–our experienced team can help you develop your intellectual property portfolio and evaluate your legal needs to realize your business goals.

Fish IP™’s enforcement strategies go beyond the courtroom. Depending on our clients’ needs, we often utilize a combined approach that includes conducting investigations into potential and actual infringers, actively notifying infringers of their activity through cease and desist letters, working with our partners to enforce our clients’ rights at the borders to stop the import of infringing goods, and litigating in state and federal courts and at the International Trade Commission to protect and enforce our clients’ rights.

The team at Fish IP Law™ has successfully handled various state and federal court proceedings, including appeals to the Federal and Ninth Circuits to the advantage of our clients. We are also experienced in negotiating and structuring licensing and other buy-out arrangements for our clients. In addition, we have leveraged our clients’ intellectual property to successfully seize shipments of counterfeit products at the borders in the U.S. and abroad. Simply put, we don’t just obtain a patent or a trademark for you; we make it work for you.