The attorneys at Lomnitzer Law have the right mix of legal knowledge, experience, and business sense to take on the most complex patent disputes. Over the years, we have represented South Florida patent seekers, patent holders, and those accused of violating patents in patent litigation across the country. Working on both sides of these disputes has given us the experience to develop winning strategies for our clients.
Securing A Patent
At Lomnitzer Law, we know how to secure a patent as quickly as possible, and have experience advocating for approval if a patent application is initially rejected.
Our team helps South Florida inventors, creators, and business owners, determine which type of patent is right for them, and guides them through the patent application process.
- Utility patents, which are by far the most common form of patents, are issued for the invention of a new and useful product, or new and useful improvement thereof.
- Design patents protect the specific appearance and features of a product.
- Plant patents permit their owners to exclude others from making, using, or selling a reproduced plant.
- Provisional patent is a placeholder with a low filing fee that establishes a filing date for an invention but will not result in a patent on its own. Once a provisional patent application is filed, the applicant then has up to one year to decide whether to proceed with converting it into a utility patent.
When an application is rejected or challenged, we step in and advocate on our clients’ behalf at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Patent Disputes Are Business Issues
Whether you are still at the whiteboard or already dominate the market, getting into a patent dispute with another creator can quickly derail your business plans. The attorneys at Lomnitzer Law understand this, which is why we are South Florida’s premier intellectual property law practice.
The members of our team have backgrounds in a number of different industries. We apply their first-hand knowledge to craft unique solutions for clients in the entertainment, consumer products, technology, arts, and sporting industries.
Because the business impacts of a patent case are so important, “winning” the case can mean something different than it might in other legal contexts. For example, it might be more important to craft a solution that allows both parties in a patent lawsuit to move forward than it is to split hairs over which design characteristics distinguish one patent from another. At Lomnitzer Law, we work with our clients to figure out what winning means to them, then craft a plan to get to that point.
When someone violates a patent owner’s exclusive right to use or sell a product, the Lomnitzer Law Firm can help the patent holder take legal action. While we do our best to resolve and avoid disputes before they wind up in court, when litigation is necessary, we aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients and we are always ready to go to trial.
When patent cases go to trial they are often tried before a jury. This is where the Lomnitzer Law team shines. Our attorneys excel at translating highly complex concepts into simple ideas that jurors without a technical background can easily digest. We know how to present a compelling argument that tells our client’s story to the judge and jury and persuades them of the merits of our client’s case.
At the heart of these disputes are genuine disagreements over invention and inspiration. It is an honor to work on these cases, which often explore what it means to be a creator in the modern economy.
Defending Alleged Infringers
The Lomnitzer Law team also devotes a significant amount of our practice to defending those accused of patent infringement. Our clients in these cases are not fly-by-night operators looking to steal business away from legitimate creators. Our clients are creators and business owners themselves who are under attack, and fear for their reputations and their livelihoods. The Lomnitzer Law team defends our clients against patent infringement actions, while using our experience to invalidate competitors’ patents, prove non-infringement, or negotiate a favorable settlement.
We Are Problem Solvers
At Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A.we take a problem-solving approach to the law. We understand the litigation is a means to an end and not the end goal, but we are always ready to go to trial. Our clients need to be able to create, build, and market their ideas and products, not spend their time navigating legal disputes. Our clients in South Florida and across the country can trust us to resolve their cases as quickly and efficiently as possible so they can move forward.
This, however, does not mean that we push our clients to adopt arguments or legal tactics they are uncomfortable with. Our clients are always the ones calling the shots. We evaluate and advise, then let our clients pick a path forward. We respect the creativity and business acumen that got our clients where they are today, and we are here to protect and defend.
Powerful Representation For Your Creation
The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A., is South Florida’s premier intellectual property legal practice, serving a diverse array of industries, businesses, inventors, and entrepreneurs. We take aggressive legal action to secure and defend our clients’ creations.
If you are a creator or business owner in South Florida, you can rely on our experienced team of attorneys to advise you, fight for you, and give you the space you need to keep creating or keep running your business while we take care of your legal issues. If you need representation in a patent dispute that you believe is headed to court, we are here for you.