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Extraordinary Legal and Technical Experience Intellectual Property Law Firm


Jaquez Land Greenhaus & McFarland at a Glance

Jaquez Land Greenhaus & McFarland is a full service intellectual property (IP) law firm with powerful technology expertise combined with the highest quality legal skills. Our experience comes from both inside fortune 100 companies and from our work in some of the best law firms in the United States. Each of the three partners has over 27 years of experience counseling high tech clients in patents, licensing, litigation and other related topics, such as copyrights and trademarks. Our strong technical and legal expertise allows us to understand complex technologies and find the best way to protect and license our client’s inventions. In addition to enhancing our ability to write powerful patent applications that result in robust issued patents, our ability to converse in the language of the inventors means that even when preparing patent applications that involve the most complex inventions, our attorneys can communicate with the inventors at their level and in their language. Many of our attorneys have engineering experience prior to attending law school, and so relate to the inventors from the engineering perspective.

Our attorneys apply that understanding with the perspective of a high-powered, partner level attorney, skilled in
litigation, prosecution and licensing honed over years of protecting the rights of some of the best companies in the world. 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.


Selecting an IP Firm Can Be Difficult

Our combination of technical expertise and legal experience provides a solid foundation for selecting Jaquez Land Greenhaus & McFarland.

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

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.

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. At Jaquez Land Greenhaus & McFarland, 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.