Patent Prosecution and Counseling

The experienced patent lawyers of McGuireWoods regularly prepare, file and prosecute applications for client inventions (whether developed domestically or abroad) in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in its foreign counterparts. We conduct novelty, validity and state-of-the-art patent searches, invalidity and non-infringement investigations and analyses, and due diligence reviews. To ensure the continued legal vitality of our clients’ innovations, we handle reissue and re-examination proceedings, often as part of concurrent litigation or enforcement strategies.

We also help develop patent enforcement programs or defensive strategies and regularly counsel clients on licensing, assignments and related issues. These include drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements for inventors and third parties. As our lawyers are regularly involved in patent litigation, we prosecute applications with disputes in mind, which enables our clients to confidently assert their patents in licensing or claims.

Our prosecution practice is composed of a number of industry-focused teams, including biological and physical sciences, electrical engineering and computer science, medical and biomedical, and general engineering/mechanical. Our extensive list of patent prosecution and counseling technologies includes heavy machinery, automotive, pollution control, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, semiconductors and telecommunications, among others.

Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Darren Collins Darren W. Collins
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6405
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Jason Cook Jason W. Cook
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6418
F: +1 214 273 7483
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George Davis George B. Davis
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1129
F: +1 804 698 2016
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Shaun Hassett Shaun W. Hassett
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6422
F: +1 214 273 7475
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Robert Hilton Robert C. Hilton
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6406
F: +1 214 932 6499
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William Li William Li
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6440
F: +1 214 273 7489
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Safet Metjahic Safet Metjahic
Partner - Not admitted in VA; Admitted to NY and DC Bars and USPTO
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 212 548 7034
F: +1 212 715 6287
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Aaron Pickell Aaron James Pickell
Counsel
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6410
F: +1 214 932 6499
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William Sparkman William B. Sparkman
Associate
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6681
F: +1 832 214 9923
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Scott M. Teakell
Associate
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6682
F: +1 832 214 9921
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