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Intellectual Property That Matters

Let’s face it.  Sometimes understanding and protecting your intellectual property isn't as easy as it seems.  Many of our clients come to us in need of some serious help to protect and monetize their advances in technology and science.  Other clients are in the middle of significant technology-based transactions.

We know that a company’s intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets.  We focus on building long-term relationships with our clients in order to understand their business, and how intellectual property can enhance it.  Our goal is to work closely with our clients to develop and implement strategies that vigilantly protect and defend their intellectual property rights.

Here at Capitol City TechLaw we've seen it all.  Each of our attorneys has at least 20 years of experience in one or more of technology law, licensing and patent prosecution coupled with experience as a practicing engineer or scientist before entering the legal profession.

Patents

Find out what kind of patent protection pertains to you and your company. Its not as easy as it seems. If you wish to patent an idea, we will help you every step of the way by explaining how to apply for a patent, preparing a provisional patent application or a non-provisional patent application, filing the application in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and prosecuting the patent application.

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Trademarks

Find out how trademarks protect symbols, names, and slogans used to identify goods and services. The purpose is to avoid confusion, deter misleading advertising, and help consumers distinguish one brand from another.

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Our Patents

In the last eight years, the attorneys of Capitol City TechLaw have obtained over 450 patents for our clients at the USPTO in a variety of technology areas (opens a new window). Additionally, we have worked with countless other patents and patent applications in our previous practices.

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About Us

450 Patents and Counting

Our Story

We founded Capitol City TechLaw to provide a low-cost solution for innovators.  We specialize in Patent Prosecution and Technology Licensing and were trained by the best in the business.  We strive to keep current in Intellectual Property law and technologies that best serve our clients' needs.  Our practical industry experience gives us the vision and scope to best assist your needs.

Our Approach

Capitol City TechLaw provides excellent service to our clients. Our team will research, and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring our clients the successful outcome they deserve. We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We work hard to earn our clients' loyalty every day.

Meet the Team

At Capitol City TechLaw, each of our attorneys has at least 20 years of experience in one or more of technology law, licensing and patent prosecution coupled with experience as a practicing engineer or scientist before entering the legal profession.

We offer a range of technical backgrounds that allow us to address matters in the electrical, computers, communications, software, mechanical, biological, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology and chemical arts, as well as many matters that fall somewhere in between.

 

Samuel Burkholder

Sam

Sam has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, particularly in the chemical and chemical process arts, for example, nanotechnology, preparation of nanosized materials, automobile emission control systems, catalysts, polymers, propellants and coatings.

H. Ray Heflin

Ray

Ray works in a wide range of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies including power tools, medical devices, automotive vehicles, semiconductor fabrication, semiconductor packaging, telecommunications, medical imaging, high pressure presses, power generating equipment, white goods, toys and consumer products.

Jasbir Singh

Jasbir

Jasbir works in wide-range of computer science and electrical engineering technologies including Semiconductor Devices,Haptic Feedback,Vehicle Instrumentation,Mobile Applications,Business Methods,Web Products, Networks,Telephony, Cellular, Satellite,Wireless, Appliances, Bio-mechanical Laboratory Instrumentation, among others.

Services

Legal Expertise

Global Utility Patent Procurement

  • Application Preparation – Domestic and International
  • Prosecution - Domestic and International
  • Examiner Interviews
  • PCT Filings
  • National Stage Filings
  • Coordination of Prosecution in Foreign Jurisdictions

Industrial Design Protection

  • Preparation and Prosecution of Design Patents
  • Strategies for Integrating with Utility Patent Protection

Strategic IP Portfolio Development & Management

  • Patentability Search & Analysis
  • Freedom to Operate; Validity; Infringement; and Patentability
  • White Space Determination/Identification Competitor Monitoring
  • Joint Research & Development Agreements
  • Acquisitions
  • Blocking Patents
  • Inventorship Analysis
  • Global Prosecution Strategies

 Post-Grant Practice

  • Reissue
  • Ex Parte Reexamination
  • Inter Partes Reexamination
  • Post-Grant Review Proceedings (PGR)
  • Inter Partes Review Proceedings (IPR)
  • Covered Business Method Review Proceedings (CBMR)

 Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)

  • Patent Application Appeals
  • Ex Parte Reexamination
  • Inter Partes Reexamination
  • Post-Grant Review Proceedings (PGR)
  • Inter Partes Review Proceedings (IPR)
  • Covered Business Method Review Proceedings (CBMR)

Opinions

Due Diligence Investigations

  • Audits
  • Negotiations
  • Rights Licensing

 Trademarks

 

Technical Expertise

Biotechnology

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical

Chemistry

  • Polymers
  • Catalysts
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Nanochemistry

Computer Science

  • Business Methods
  • Networking
  • Database Systems
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Internet-Related Inventions
  • Mobile Devices
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Electric Automobile Technologies

Design Patents

  • Consumer Appliances
  • Graphic User Interfaces

Electrical Engineering

  • Wireless Communication
  • Cellular Communication
  • Satellite Communication
  • Control Systems
  • Consumer Appliances
    • Vacuums
    • Ovens
    • Air Purifiers
    • Water Heaters

Mechanical Engineering

  • Laboratory Instrumentation
  • Automotive Systems
  • Electro-mechanical

Portfolio

As of mid-2017, Capitol City TechLaw was instrumental in obtaining over 450 patents for companies and inventors of all sizes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Exemplary patents that issued under our care are listed below.  The listings are organized by various technical areas, per the Cooperative Patent Classification classes, assigned to the patents by the USPTO.  Technical areas include Mechanical, Chemistry, Electricity, Physics, Human Necessities, Technological Developments, and Design.


Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting Engines Or Pumps

9670869 Piston and connecting rod assembly
9500374 Wire mesh thermal radiative element and use in a radiative oven
9476679 Ultra light bar armor
9360235 Wave generated energy focusing lens and reflector for solar concentration, collection, and harnessing
9279507 Three-port valve
9206987 Wire mesh thermal radiative element and use in a radiative oven
9107639 System for synchronously visualizing a representation of first and second input data
8978612 High temperature piston
8783303 Method and system for tank refilling
8733011 Sight mount with diagonally split rings and attachments for accessories
8498526 Wire mesh thermal radiative element and use in a radiative oven
8394738 Hydrogen storage material and method for producing the same
8282227 Audio lamp
8152404 Constructions means
8142747 Catalytic reduction of NO.sub.x
8042961 Audio lamp
8020335 Mount for mounting accessories on a weapon
7862088 Swivel
7797843 Optical sight
7764434 Weapon sight
7694432 Method for dehumidification


Chemistry; Metallurgy

9566823 Method for manufacturing panels having a decorative surface
9458542 Materials and design for an electrocatalytic device and method which produces carbon nanotubes and hydrocarbon transportation fuels
9340033 Process for printing wood-based flat elements and production line
9322184 Methods for manufacturing floor panels
9321278 Method for manufacturing panels having a decorative surface
9315312 Domed multilayer cushioning article
9302849 Method of controlling operation of a pneumatic conveying system
9290040 Methods for manufacturing panels and panel
9266382 Methods for manufacturing panels and panel obtained thereby
9259959 Methods for manufacturing panels and panel obtained hereby
9257652 Photoelectric conversion material, method for producing the same, and organic photovoltaic cell containing the same
9216610 Coated panel and method for manufacturing such panel
9212494 Floor panel
9163414 Floor panel
9138777 Low gloss wood for interior trim
9073706 Energy-efficient and reliable operation of a vacuum waste collection system
9061360 Hub device
9045098 Vocabulary dictionary recompile for in-vehicle audio system
9003586 Whacker tool
8987160 Fischer-tropsch catalysts containing iron or cobalt selective towards higher hydrocarbons


Electricity

9653917 Energy management system
9596376 Photograph sticker creating apparatus, and a method of generating photograph sticker
9565675 Fixed intermediate frequency signal with tuned low frequency local oscillator reference for linear transmitter
9548488 Method for manufacturing electrode
9519950 Image generating apparatus and image generating method
9514567 Screen display device, system, and screen generation method displaying the state of a network
9500374 Wire mesh thermal radiative element and use in a radiative oven
9496947 Switchable linear and saturated very small aperture terminal (VSAT) modem
9431676 Electrode, method for manufacturing electrode, biplate assembly and bipolar battery
9407354 Outdoor digital modulator system for use with a linear radio, and a method thereof
9279863 High-temperature superconducting magnetic sensor
9276213 Photoelectric conversion material, method for producing the same, and organic photovoltaic cell containing the same
9257652 Photoelectric conversion material, method for producing the same, and organic photovoltaic cell containing the same
9252939 Single cable VSAT interface with single conversion architecture for receive and transmit
9206987 Wire mesh thermal radiative element and use in a radiative oven
9179387 Handover for a portable communication device between wireless local and wide area networks
9153840 Lithium ion conductive composite electrolyte and lithium ion secondary battery using same
9131554 Method of and light system for dance instruction
9077710 Distributed storage of password data
9070946 Electrolyte-electrode joined assembly and method for producing the same


Physics

9596376 Photograph sticker creating apparatus, and a method of generating photograph sticker
9519950 Image generating apparatus and image generating method
9514567 Screen display device, system, and screen generation method displaying the state of a network
9437170 Systems and methods for augmented reality display
9406212 Automated monitoring and control of contamination activity in a production area
9377786 Odor generator
9279863 High-temperature superconducting magnetic sensor
9131554 Method of and light system for dance instruction
9107639 System for synchronously visualizing a representation of first and second input data
9091605 Force calculating system
9077710 Distributed storage of password data
9058025 Standalone biometric authorization control device and method
9047544 System and method for mobile tags with dynamic content
9045098 Vocabulary dictionary recompile for in-vehicle audio system
D723,581 Screen for a mobile terminal device
8954351 Food vending machine system incorporating a high speed stored energy oven
8801199 Reflex reflector with integrated accent piece
8785174 Heavy metal remediation system
8630791 Dynamic route guidance
8618484 Fluid film indicator


New Technological Developments; Cross-Over Technologies Spanning over Several Sections

9548488 Method for manufacturing electrode
9514567 Screen display device, system, and screen generation method displaying the state of a network
9510917 Medical or dental handpiece
9458542 Materials and design for an electrocatalytic device and method which produces carbon nanotubes and hydrocarbon transportation fuels
9431676 Electrode, method for manufacturing electrode, biplate assembly and bipolar battery
9360235 Wave generated energy focusing lens and reflector for solar concentration, collection, and harnessing
9322184 Methods for manufacturing floor panels
9315312 Domed multilayer cushioning article
9279507 Three-port valve
9276213 Photoelectric conversion material, method for producing the same, and organic photovoltaic cell containing the same
9259959 Methods for manufacturing panels and panel obtained hereby
9257652 Photoelectric conversion material, method for producing the same, and organic photovoltaic cell containing the same
9216610 Coated panel and method for manufacturing such panel
9212494 Floor panel
9163414 Floor panel
9153840 Lithium ion conductive composite electrolyte and lithium ion secondary battery using same
9138777 Low gloss wood for interior trim
9070946 Electrolyte-electrode joined assembly and method for producing the same
9061360 Hub device


Human Necessities

9630033 Temporary fall protection
9510917 Medical or dental handpiece
9510795 Radiographic X-ray equipment
9377786 Odor generator
9289214 Mounting tool for anastomosis device
9131554 Method of and light system for dance instruction
9107639 System for synchronously visualizing a representation of first and second input data
9084562 Control device, control method and control program for optical coherence tomographic image-generating apparatuses
9044549 Syringe dispenser, stand and application plate for said syringe dispenser and method for its use
9003586 Whacker tool
8778370 Method and composition for inhibiting growth of microorganisms in industrial process waters in the presence of anionic anti-fouling additives
8657836 Device for tissue damage protection during child delivery
8651488 Three dimensional game device
8579247 Smoke ejector hanger
8561246 Displaceable attachment
8444510 Method for designing a golf club
8444501 Set of golf clubs
8423181 Tablet dispenser system
8403669 Artificial tooth
8402568 System and method for protecting a bodypart

Design Patents

D788,616 Probe pin
D788,615 Probe pin
D777,924 Sphygmomanometer
D777,351 Ladder
D776,080 Headphone hinge
D775,073 Battery module
D772,840 Pair of earphones and casing
D771,708 Display screen portion with icon
D765,536 Baby feet rosary
D763,226 Headphone
D760,391 Pulse rate meter
D758,991 Headphone
D754,351 Pulse rate meter
D754,349 Pulse rate meter
D753,587 Lead-acid battery
D753,586 Lead-acid battery
D752,020 Earphone
D750,263 Low-frequency massage device
D750,251 Anastomosis device
D749,735 Anastomosis device

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