At Sbaiti & Company, we understand what few others will tell you: patents and patent law require a unique understanding of both law and technology, and the ability to skillfully navigate between the two fields. Sbaiti & Company is uniquely positioned to guide and assist clients in patent matters. We have the expertise armed with a deep understanding of how to take issued patents and drive revenues for our patent holder clients. Our patent attorneys approach patent litigation equipped with expertise in the patent prosecution process; and approach the patent prosecution and acquisition processes guided by first-hand experience in enforcing and litigating patents.
We Secure and Protect Clients’ Patent Rights
There are numerous aspects to securing and protecting your patent rights, and our firm can guide and assist you with them. We provide high-quality patent application and prosecution services focused on obtaining patents with maximum enforceable value. Our counsel have obtained hundreds of patents on behalf of clients. We craft them with a view towards ensuring that the patent is optimized for monetization and make litigation to enforce the patent more streamlined.
We help our clients defend and challenge patents in Inter Partes reviews (IPRs) and other post grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). IPRs are quickly becoming a regular facet of patent enforcement efforts – but they require expert patent prosecution skills paired with conventional litigation experience. As such, our attorneys provide clients with a competitive advantage in these matters.
Our firm also provides clients with thorough, detailed patent assessment services related to mergers, acquisitions, or investments by banks or venture capitalists. Our attorneys conduct patent portfolio audits, provide due diligence opinions, and produce competitive patent analyses and opinions. With these services, we help our clients: reduce potential patent liabilities; properly value patents, portfolios, and related transactions; and identify opportunities for improving their patents and portfolios.
We Don’t Do A One-Size-Fits-All Patent Practice
Although we do work closely with clients in all aspects of obtaining and enforcing patent rights, our firm doesn’t have a patent practice group boasting 30 or more patent wonks who need to meet billable time quotas — time you end up being charged for for little or no return.
We take a personal approach to learning what our clients needs and concerns are. The attorneys that you meet with are the same attorneys who manage your case, draft your documents, negotiate with adverse parties, and try your case in court. We help our clients determine and act upon a course of action that best fits the realities and constraints of their business.
We don’t try to sell you a patent application when a simple confidentiality agreement will do, and we won’t try to convince you to invest in major litigation when a licensing agreement will optimally serve your ends.
Patent Enforcement Litigation: The Small Firm Advantage
Our firm takes a lean and mean approach to all litigation, which is especially powerful in patent litigation matters. Our firm prides itself in achieving optimal outcomes for plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation matters, and doing so in the most efficient manner possible. Routinely, one or two of our attorneys take on entire litigation teams (four to ten lawyers) for an opposing party, and dominate the litigation in spite of being greatly outnumbered.
One reason for our success is that our patent litigators are so actively involved in every stage of our clients’ litigation that they quickly become experts with the facts and subject matter of each case. Another reason for our success is our scalable case management model – an approach that enables us to efficiently add or remove attorneys from a case as conditions necessitate. Opposing parties are not able to overwhelm our attorneys with asymmetric motion practice or voluminous discovery exchanges.
The primary reason for our success, however, is our powerful combination of established courtroom skills with authoritative patent expertise. Our attorneys approach patent litigation armed with skills that other firms don’t possess, regardless of their size.
We Skillfully License and Monetize Patents
We produce results for clients looking to license or monetize patents – highly successful results that others can’t lay claim to. The reason for that success is simply experience. Attorneys at our firm don’t dabble in this patent discipline. Our attorneys license and monetize patents and patent portfolios on a routine basis, and have been doing so for decades.
Our firm advises and assists clients with a variety of licensing programs, ranging from limited strategic licenses to aggressive cross-licensing campaigns. Much of the success our clients enjoy stems from our firm’s inherent ability to support the licensing process with litigation, if necessary. Our clients find prospective licensees much more receptive to licensing talks when our attorneys participate in negotiations.
Some of our clients prefer to monetize their patents, and rely upon our attorneys to maximize their monetization revenues through licensing or litigation. Our firm is highly skilled at developing and executing monetization campaigns that yield impressive returns, and we have a proven track record of success to show for it.