Jaquez Land Greenhaus LLP at a Glance
The intellectual property attorneys of Jaquez Land Greenhaus LLP have written and successfully prosecuted over 1000 patents for some of the top companies in the US. Our patent prosecutors understand the complex technology of our clients and are skilled at clearly describing what they understand. However, more than just preparing patent applications that issue as enforceable patents, the patent applications that we prepare are handcrafted to recite claims that target particular aspects of our clients’ interests. We pride ourselves in knowing the reasons why our clients want and need the patents that we prepare for them and we keep in mind the goal of maximizing the value of our clients’ patents. We know that good patents provide our clients with a way to both protect against infringement and to provide an asset that adds value to an enterprise. The patents we prepare for our clients can be monetized, as well as used as a defensively tool to ensure that competitors think twice before asserting infringement against our client. We work closely with our clients to provide patents that have value for creating barriers to market entry, generating licensing revenue, providing defensive
coverage, and building enterprise value. Our Partners have been assisting clients with various intellectual property issues for a total of more than 80 years. Our Partners have spent time both in national law firms and as in-house counsel for national and international corporations, including serving as Vice President, Patent Counsel of a Fortune 500 company.
We handle very complex technological inventions, including integrated circuit design, cellular radio and microwave communications, and software related inventions. THIS COMBINATION OF IN- DEPTH TECHNICAL UNDERSTANDING, SUPERB LEGAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IS A POWERFUL DRIVER THAT UNLEASHES THE POTENTIAL OF OUR CLIENTS’ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
We also particularly enjoy using our expertise to assist smaller established companies, start-up ventures, and sole inventors to economically protect their inventions and as a way of giving back to the community. All of our clients work directly with our Partners in all intellectual property matters. Importantly, our Partners write and prosecute patents and provide general intellectual property counseling and services at rates that are similar to those charged by less experienced associate attorneys and patent agents at the other firms.
WHY JAQUEZ LAND GREENHAUS
Selecting an IP Firm Can Be Difficult
Our combination of technical expertise and legal experience provides a solid foundation for selecting Jaquez Land Greenhaus.
Whether you are in-house counsel at a relatively large corporation or the CEO/CTO of a startup, selecting outside patent counsel to represent your company can be difficult. When selecting a firm to represent your company, you are entrusting some of the most valuable assets your company to your counsel. Your company’s ability to protect its intellectual property can have a significant impact on the viability of the company and its ability to survive and thrive in a competitive environment. Therefore, assessing the ability of the attorneys of a firm to prepare patent applications that result in strong, relevant, effective and targeted issued patents is critical to the process of selecting IP counsel.
So, how does one go about determining whether a firm is likely to prepare meaningful and effective patent applications and prosecute those applications in a way that results in the issuance of robust patents. Even for experienced patent attorneys working in-house with a significant understanding of the law, it can be difficult to assess the skills of another attorney. Typically, the best way is to read their previous work (i.e., patent applications that have been published and patents that have issued to other clients of theirs). However, if you do not have experience in patent law, this approach will not provide a clear window into the capability of the attorney. Patents are difficult documents to read, since they are both a legal document and a technical document.
Clearly, if the technical elements are not written clearly, the patent will likely not provide significant legal protection for the invention at issue. However, writing a robust and meaningful patent involves three distinct components: (1) the specification of the invention should provide a clear technical description of the invention; (2) the legal aspects of the technical description should be written in a way that supports the validity and broad scope of the claimed invention; and (3) the legal components (primarily the “claims”) of the document must be prepared to stand up to the arcane rules of construction and interpretation that the courts have erected. Because it is difficult for those not skilled in patent law to directly evaluate the capabilities of a patent attorney, the best way to select counsel is based on both legal and technical experience.
We pride ourselves in not passing the work to younger associates… giving our clients the benefit of reasonable rates for very highly skilled and experienced partner level attorneys and technical experience.
At Jaquez Land Greenhaus, our attorneys have extensive experience in both. We pride ourselves in not passing the work to younger associates, but rather, we do the day to day work ourselves, giving our clients the benefit of large firm experience at reasonable rates for partner level attorneys that are very highly skilled.
I have worked with Bruce Greenhaus at two companies now. He helped us prepare patent applications for some important inventions. Bruce really understands the technology that we work with. His help in directing the claims to ensure that the important aspects of the invention were captured was really great. Because he understands the inventions, we didn’t have to spend a lot of time going over things with him. When we get his first draft, it almost always captures the essence of the invention in a way that I think will make the invention clear to people reading the patent later. Working with Bruce has been very pleasant and efficient and I would recommend people interested in protecting their IP rights to take advantage of his legal and technical skills.
Saeid Safavi, Ph.D.
Bruce Greenhaus and I worked together when he was the V.P. Patent Counsel of the company we worked at. Bruce wrote cases for me and the group that I led developing the first global positioning satellite (GPS) in a cellular phone, as well as supervising outside counsel to prepare applications for us. He made sure that the claims for these very important inventions were directed to the invention in a way that allowed the company to get the most out of our filings. His understanding of the technology was key to the work that we did together.In addition, we relied on his legal counsel in forming the patent portfolio around this important technology. In that respect, Bruce was always willing to talk me through the options at every stage to find what is the best IP strategy for the company.
I later worked with Bruce on some other technical areas. He is good at picking up new ideas that we were working on. Bruce is extremely knowledgeable about the patent process, patent strategy and how to make it work for you. I learned from Bruce that the real value in a patent lies in what you do with it. I would encourage anyone looking for a Patent attorney who is efficient, knowledgeable, kind, and has IP strategic vision to call Bruce Greenhaus.
Samir Soliman, Ph.D.
I hired Bruce Greenhaus based on a recommendation for an attorney friend of mine. I was having some difficulty getting a patent for my latest invention. The invention is at the core of my company’s work and is really important to the success of our efforts. Bruce came on board and understood the important aspects of the invention quickly and redirected the patent application to more clearly disclose my invention. The application was initially rejected by the patent office, but Bruce traveled with me to the patent office in Washington, D.C. to talk to the examiner and his boss in person. The examiner agreed to allow the claims, but afterwards, Bruce still had to work with the Examiner’s boss to get the examiner to allow the patent to issue. Bruce did a great job for us and I greatly appreciate the personal attention and detailed work that Bruce did to get this patent to issue.
Oved Zucker, President Polarix Corporation