Helping clients throughout the US and the world

Yes, our firm can represent clients throughout the US in patent and trademark filings with the USPTO. As registered patent attorneys, we are not limited to helping applicants in any particular state. So you can work with us even if you’re not located in California. In fact, we file patent applications on behalf of clients located throughout the US and abroad.

As attorneys at law, we also file trademark applications on behalf of IP owners throughout the world. If you require the assistance of a US attorney in responding to a trademark rejection, email us a copy of your Office Action so that we can provide you with a flat rate estimate for response. We also represent US and international clients in trademark oppositions and cancellations before the TTAB.

What are the differences between patent agents, attorneys at law and patent attorneys?

A patent agent may file patent applications for others. Since patent agents are not attorneys, they cannot file trademark applications or litigate cases.

An attorney at law without a patent bar registration may not file patent applications. However, attorneys without patent licenses can file trademark applications and litigate cases, including TTAB proceedings.

A patent attorney must have two licenses to practice: 1) patent license and 2) attorney license. Therefore, a registered patent attorney may:

  1. file patent applications;
  2. file trademark applications;
  3. handle TTAB trademark oppositions and cancellations; and
  4. litigate cases.
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Vic Lin

Vic Lin

Startup Patent Attorney | IP Lead Partner at Innovation Capital Law Group
If you are a startup or small business, we want to help. Our mission is to equip entrepreneurs with solid IP rights that facilitate funding, growth and sales. Let's get to work! Direct: 949.223.9623 | Email: vlin@icaplaw.com