Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights Throughout The Nation And Across The World
If your mind created it, the attorneys at Schneer IP Law PLLC want to help you protect it. Based in New York City, and representing individuals and business entities throughout the country, the firm protects intellectual property rights, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets throughout the nation and across the world.
Innovative Legal Guidance Founded In Experience
Schneer IP Law was founded by Ryan Schneer, a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) who understands how to navigate the complex maze of the U.S. patent laws to efficiently obtain commercially advantageous patent portfolios. The firm leverages several tools to procure strong, high-quality patents within reasonable time frames. Such tools include the strategic use of patent examiner interviews and analysis of patent examiner statistics, prioritized examination through the Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”) and the USPTO “Track One’“ Program, and several patent automation tools that ensure that you are getting the most out of your attorney’s time.
Schneer IP Law assists clients with the following intellectual property law services:
Patent Drafting And Filing
Schneer IP Law PLLC can transform your idea into a high-quality technical and legal document that is ready for examination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Attorney Schneer has experience drafting and filing patents in numerous technology areas, including but not limited to:
- Consumer products of all types, including cannabis, textiles, acoustic devices, optical devices and adhesives
- Biomaterials and pharmaceuticals, and related medical technologies, including medical devices, electrochemistry, polymers, membrane technology, biomass and chromatography
- Cutting-edge environmental technologies, including filtration processes, fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, flue gas removal methods, green technologies, recycling processes, petroleum chemistry, asphalt technology and cementing, agrochemistry, alloys, catalysis, and carbon capture/storage
- Innovative information and computer technology, including virtual reality devices, AI/machine learning, and blockchain or cryptocurrency
The firm’s team prides itself on providing excellent service and fast turn-around times for patent drafting and filing services. Taking the time to understand your invention is a critical factor to ensure that your filing documents will come back to you in an easy-to-read draft. The drafting and filing process also incorporates at least two key checkpoints designed to allow you the opportunity to provide your input and feedback.
Patent Searches And Opinions
The firm’s attorneys provide efficient and cost-effective patent searches by leveraging technology. Unlike outside search services, Schneer IP Law ensures that any patent search is focused on all patent-related documents relevant to a client’s commercial objectives.
In addition, the firm supplements its efficient and cost-effective patent searching services with strategic client tools like the Freedom to Operate (FTO) roadmap, a comprehensive guide to operating your business while minimizing infringement risk. In addition, the firm’s attorneys provide written and verbal opinions and offer patentability strategy sessions. These strategic methods provide all of the benefits and protections of formal attorney opinions, but without the extra cost and archaic language.
Enforcement And Contested Proceedings: Patent Litigation
The attorneys at Schneer IP Law can also help enforce your patents. Prior to litigation, the firm’s attorneys use several tools within the firm’s arsenals, including the targeted use of takedown notices on “e-commerce” platforms, and when needed, direct communications with potential infringers. If patent litigation becomes necessary, the firm utilizes a team of outside counsel who can assist with a U.S. District Court complaint or filing a formal action at the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Design patents have increasingly become a powerful mechanism to protect the “look and feel” of a product. Design patents, when prepared correctly, can provide enhanced IP protection for innovators and designers. Design patents can protect a physical object’s appearance under trade dress principles, such as the shape of a chair or the design for a container. Design patents are also particularly useful in protecting novel products in the fashion industry. Additionally, design patents can also protect “high tech” designs such as graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and holographic keyboards.
Design patents can be more cost-effective than regular patents (“Utility Patents”) and provide a great alternative mode of protection when Utility Patents are outside of one’s price point. Design Patents are also examined more quickly on average by the U.S. Patent Office.
As the drawings determine the scope of a design patent, the firm’s attorneys regularly collaborate with some of the top designers to produce high-quality figures for your patent application.
A plant patent protects a new plant’s unique characteristics. Plant patents are granted to those who have invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plants. A plant protects the right to exclude others from asexually reproducing, selling or using the plant. Plant patents do not protect against the sexual reproduction of the plant, such as by seeds.
Examples of asexual plant reproduction include rooting of cuttings, by layering, budding, grafting and inarching. Plants capable of sexual reproduction are not excluded from consideration if they have also been asexually reproduced. Tuber propagated plants (such as potatoes) and plants found in an uncultivated state are also excluded from protection. Plant patents are often a useful tool for protecting novel cannabis strains.
Trademarks, Trade Secrets And Copyrights
Trademarks provide protection for brands, while copyrights protect artwork. Trade secrets are considered proprietary information of the business. Schneer IP Law can assist you with protecting your trade secrets and creating IP agreements, and the firm is also a valuable resource for questions regarding trademarks and copyrights.
Call Today To Protect Your Intellectual Property
If you are an innovator, scientist, techie or creative of any kind, call 646-762-5077 or send an email through the online form to schedule an initial consultation appointment and take the first steps to protect your creative ideas and innovative technologies.