Maiorana, P.C.

Interference Patent Attorneys

Patent Interference Attorney – San Jose

One type of dispute arises between two patent owners each of whom has a patent that claims the same invention. Our founder, Chris Maiorana provides many critical insights regarding patent interference proceedings here.

Our affordable approach for pursuing patent interference proceedings for our clients is described here and could be just what you’re looking for. A ruling for one of the most important patent interference proceedings - relating to CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) genome editing technology - was provided by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently. The adverse parties included the University of California at Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The PTAB proceeding and the appeal therefrom is discussed an article by Jef Akst in TheScientist. One take-away provided in the article is that staking out “pioneer” patents claiming a discovery and a large portions of related applications is less likely to be successful compared to one or more narrower patents that are described more fully as tangible embodiments

In Patent Interference and many other matters, Maiorana, P.C. has established a reputation as a top patent law firm by providing superb services and unsurpassed value for its clients since 1998. Because so many of our clients are key Silicon Valley technology market participants in key computer, software and semiconductor segments, we took action to enhance our responsiveness for our Northern California, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley clients by adding an office in San Jose, CA during the month of May of this year.

There are more than 1800 companies in San Jose including many established technology companies and many exciting new ventures, such as: eBay, Cisco Systems, Adobe Systems, Broadcom, Polycom, HGST, Cadence Design Systems, Xilinx, Align Technology, Maxim Integrated, BEA Systems, Cavium, SunPower, and TiVo. We look forward to supporting the continued success of established companies such as these, and to charting new market paths with many exciting new ventures. Please consider how we can best serve your needs.

Maiorana P.C. has. Our attorneys have demonstrated their skill and discipline to fight to obtain rights for your key innovations by acquiring more than 1,700 issued US patents for our clients. We are also uniquely positioned to guide you to use those rights for the competitive advantage you deserve.

If your inventions are utilized in a mature market with substantial revenues, our patent licensing experience enables us to determine whether your rights are likely to withstand licensing and litigation challenges that typically arise when attempting to prevent others from practicing inventions without your authorization. We also have experience as patent license agreement negotiators to make sure that you receive fair value from licensees for your inventions. Please note that as your rights withstand pre-litigation challenges as well as litigation challenges they become powerful tools to protect and profit from corresponding market and technology objectives.

Maiorana P.C. provides exceptional value by aligning our efforts with our clients’ dynamic need to address ever-changing competitive landscapes. We will now be able to readily conduct in-person meetings in our Northern California office with our clients to discuss: patent application preparation (both provisional and non-provisional), patent prosecution, interference proceedings, licensing opportunities and strategies, Inter Partes Review proceeding, patent opinion letters (invalidity and non-infringement), contractual matters - including licensing rights, indemnification obligations, and confidentiality obligations, invention disclosure evaluations, patent litigation support, freedom to operate prior art searches, brainstorming sessions, and many other intellectual property issues related to patents, trademarks, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, trade secrets, and copyrights.

Please explore our website so that you can take full advantage our firm’s skills and experience. Then, consider whether you are interested in obtaining affordable services that will enable your company to robustly protect your innovations. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so that we can act as your innovation partner and help you determine the intellectual property protection efforts most effective for creating value for your investors.

Please call us (CA - 408-890-6549) or email us ( at your earliest convenience so we can explore the intellectual property protection efforts you consider most important for the continued and increasing success of your company.
  • Henry Groth
  • June 2017

[1] A Patent Interference Proceeding is conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as authorized by 35 U.S.C 135 and determines questions of priority of inventions declared when a patent application is judged by the Patent and Trademark Office to interfere with any pending application or unexpired patent.
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