Maiorana, P.C.

Registered Patent Attorneys

Software Patent Attorney - Sunnyvale

Christopher P. Maiorana, P.C. has provided superb patent legal services to its clients since 1998. A large majority of our work focuses on intellectual property matters including computer and semiconductor patent applications for Silicon Valley based companies.

Our attorneys have obtained many software patents for our clients and have successfully navigated the challenges posed by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision from 2014. Since the Alice decision, the issuance rate for patents claiming business method inventions has decreased dramatically. However, the likelihood of success for an invention that makes non-abstract improvements in computer-related technology is still fairly high. Also, when possible we will draft patent claims to avoid having an invention be characterized a business method. If your invention is properly characterized as a business method, we can help by working with your inventor to determine whether key limitations can be included in the claimed invention. If such limitations do exist, we can move forward with a patent application. If not, as affordable software patent attorneys, we will save our clients money by recommending that no patent application for such business methods be filed.

To provide even greater responsiveness to our Silicon Valley and Bay Area clients the firm has recently added a San Jose office. We chose San Jose as the location for our second office because of the large number of clients located in our near Silicon Valley (including Sunnyvale) who we believe can benefit greatly from our services. According to Crunchbase there are more than 1240 companies in Sunnyvale including many established technology companies and many exciting new ventures. We look forward to enabling the continued success of such established companies and to charting new successes for many exciting new ventures. Please read the rest of this note and consider how we can best serve your needs.

Our vast experience in acquiring more than 1,700 issued US patents for our clients demonstrates the tenacity of our patent attorneys as they fight to protect the rights that our clients deserve for their remarkable innovations.Our patent licensing and corporate counsel experience compliments our patent preparation and prosecution expertise to enable our clients to look beyond narrow embodiments and thereby obtain valuable rights to exclude others from practicing inventions that are important to our clients and the prosperity of their businesses. Our Michigan attorneys have decades of preparation and prosecution experience and perform most of this work for our clients. Such experience enables our attorneys to conduct prosecution very efficiently. Our attorneys have also worked with clients with very different technology roadmaps so we can readily adapt our filing strategies to your roadmap to produce affordable patent applications that protect your inventions from infringement by others.

Our San Jose office ensures that our clients will be able to timely schedule in-person meetings with our attorneys related to: invention disclosure evaluations, inventor compensation programs, brainstorming sessions, patent application preparation (both provisional and non-provisional), foreign filing determinations, licensing opportunities and strategies, opinion letters (invalidity and non-infringement), patent prosecution, patent litigation support and many other intellectual property issues related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, joint development, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and contractual matters - including indemnification obligations, licensing rights, and confidentiality obligations.

Please take some time to explore our website and then consider whether our firm can provide you with services that will more effectively enable your company to robustly protect its precious intangible assets. Please contact 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.

Please call us (CA - 408-890-6549) so we can explore the intellectual property protection efforts you consider most important for the continued and increasing success of your company.

  • Henry Groth
  • May 2017

[1]  A provisional patent application, or a provisional filing are sometime shortened to be called a provisional. A non-provisional patent application, or a non-provisional filing are sometime shortened to be called a non-provisional.
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