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Bracewell’s intellectual property lawyers oversee all phases of the patent filing process, including prosecution of individual patent applications and interferences against competing claimants.  Successful patent protection requires an accurate assessment of an invention and its likelihood of receiving patent office approval, followed by positioning the claim correctly against competing inventions.  

We help clients determine the strategic value of the filing in the overall patent portfolio, employ design patents to secure additional product patent protection, identify the best application procedure, and take advantage of re-examination procedures to strengthen or defeat infringement claims as needed.

Our IP attorneys have successfully patented innovations in a wide variety of technologies, including business methods, computer hardware and software, semiconductors, electronics, fuel systems, engines, oilfield services, chemicals and associated processes, medical devices and the mechanical arts.  This industry knowledge and our practical training in mechanical, electrical, electronic and chemical technologies enable us to understand virtually all of our clients’ products and processes.