Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham has deep experience in protecting inventions rooted in complex applied software of many kinds, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; networking, including routing protocols, switching schemes, and other internetworking mechanisms; semiconductor architecture; consumer electronics; cryptography and security techniques; applied SaaS systems of many types; payment systems; and other internet and web technologies. We also protect medical devices, toys, footwear, robotic actuators, and other mechanical products. We have extensive experience in negotiating with patent examiners in the United States and overseas to obtain the grant of claims in difficult cases. We have handled numerous contentious cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) of the USPTO.
We have deep understanding of the disclosure, eligibility, and novelty standards of the European Patent Office and patent offices of Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China, and many others. We maintain a global network of hand-picked patent attorneys and agents to file, negotiate, and manage cases worldwide. We use complex, capable database and docket management systems with custom reporting on demand, anytime. No portfolio is too large or too small.
We manage international trademark portfolios containing hundreds of marks and have supervised oppositions around the world. We obtain copyright registrations for software, artistic works, and entertainment properties. We are skilled at advising on open source software issues and have lawyers with decades of experience in licensing and negotiating transactions. We know European and domestic privacy law and closely monitor developments in GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy schemes.