iPatent Application & iP Management goal is to help clients acquire, manage, explore and realize the value of their intellectual property rights. Its philosophies in practice to achieve these goals are:
- a) to adequately educate our clients during the acquisition of IP rights;
b) to enable our clients to effectively utilize IP rights;
c) to be our clients advocates; and
d) to be our clients loyal counsel to the best of our ability.
Members of the firm have extensive knowledge and experience in prosecuting patent applications both in the United States and overseas. They work closely with a reliable network of IP professionals all over the world, so that they can readily help their clients to tap into their resources and expertise, and to gain an edge in the process of globalization in information and technology.
Area of Legal Services-
- Assessing the patentability of inventions.
- Patent and trademark searches.
- Drafting, filing and prosecuting to grant United States patent and trademark application through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) submissions and related World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) proceedings.
- Instructing the filing and prosecution to grant of patent applications worldwide (EPO, SIPO, JPO, etc.)
- IP education and consultation.
- We offer a free initial 30-minute consultation to help clients assess their needs.
U.S. Patent Agent-
Jeanette Meng Nakagawa PhD is a U.S. Patent & Trademark Office licensed patent agent (Reg No. 67,745). She is a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners and serves as ‘Of Counsel’ to Law Firm of Michael J. Feigin. Mrs. Nakagawa represents individual inventors as well as industry clients. Her area of practice includes medical devices, mechanical and electrical devices, telecommunications, chemistry and biology, software, business methods, e-commerce and designs.
Apart from serving clients in the U.S. prosecuting patent applications, Mrs. Nakagawa manages client’s IP relationships with Asia and Europe. Her efforts include: helping clients from overseas to seek patent protection in the U.S., coordinating filings of U.S. patents in Asia and Europe, patent prosecution through various law firms overseas, as well as IP consultation in the related areas.
A typical US patent goes through:
1) an application stage, where initial descriptions of the invention is submitted to the USPTO;
2) an examination stage, where the contents of an application are examined by one or more examiners at the USPTO;
3) an issue stage, where any claims that survive the examination process are allowed and issued as a patent grant.