Knobbe Martens Intellectual Property Law - Global Portfolio Management
Knobbe Martens offers the skill, knowledge and resources necessary to
handle global IP assets in a fast-moving economy. We coordinate with
an extensive network of trusted colleagues to implement patent
protection strategies worldwide, relying on our breadth and depth of
experience. Our attorneys have developed strong partnerships with
local counsel and proficiency in local practices around the world.
This insight allows us to meet international business goals while
maintaining consistency and reducing overall costs of patent
prosecution. Leveraging our knowledge of expedited examination
programs, we can often streamline the prosecution process. No issue is
too complex, or demand too great — we have handled portfolios across
industries, for growing startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Clients are encouraged to file patent applications overseas when
seeking to market their products in other countries, to attract
investment from a global partner or government, license IP rights to a
global company, or increase the value of their portfolio. By filing
abroad, U.S. companies can also prevent competitors from supplying a
foreign market. We review our clients’ options with a critical eye
toward developing highly tailored, long-term strategies. Even prior to
deciding to file abroad, applications are drafted with an eye towards
the laws of other jurisdictions. In addition to helping U.S.
businesses protect, enforce, and license their intellectual property
abroad, we partner with international companies to file and prosecute
patents in the U.S. — often serving as their primary patent counsel.
Working both directly and through their local counsel, we help our
international clients understand the nuances of U.S. laws, and
ultimately maximize the value of their IP assets for years to come.
Knobbe Martens attorneys hail from around the world, and bring with
them knowledge of local practices and relationships with local
counsel. Our attorneys have diverse cultural backgrounds and combined
speak over 20 foreign languages. Our attorneys have experience in all
areas of global portfolio management, including: Laws, rules, and
procedures for foreign patent offices (e.g., EPO, JPO, SIPO, KIPO,
APO, CIPO) Claim strategies specific to each jurisdiction Maintaining
divisional application opportunities Opposition and other contentious
proceedings Utility models and other non-utility patent options Patent
Prosecution Highway (PPH)