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Steve O'Donnell, Ph.D. Registered Patent Attorney

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Your ideas are your most important asset.

Treat them that way.

Intellectual property law broadly concerns patents, trademarks, and copyrights. My practice ensures that your rights are preserved and registered with the appropriate government agencies to fulfill the directive to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts" and also to protect the investments put into branding and in developing a comprehensive brand identity.

In addition to traditional Intellectual property services like patent and trademark prosecution, I also work with licensing issues (when, for example, a company would want to sell a patented invention and pay the inventor a royalty), and contractual issues that arise from doing business (such as employment contracts, business buy/sell agreements, and vendor agreements).

My practice areas include:
  • Patentability opinions
  • Infringement opinions
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Patent licensing and assignment
  • Trademark searches
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Trademark disputes and resolutions
  • Copyright prosecution
  • Copyright disputes and resolutions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Business formation
  • Business contract drafting and disputes

I enjoy working with entrepreneurs. I love watching my clients succeed and bring a quality, high performing, product to market. I've started my own business and I know what it's like to have vendors try to sell me something I really didn't need, so I won't do that to my clients. If I think a course of action is a bad idea, I'll tell you. Sometimes that means I tell people to spend their limited funds on advertising rather than patenting. I also realize your schedule is already full so I'm available nights, weekends, and holidays. I have clients across the country, and outside the country so most of my practice takes place electronically. Of course, if you're local, I can come to your business or home to meet with your and see your invention.

For those clients, that might need, but can't afford full-time in-house legal counsel, I offer flexible subscription services where by a client can purchase a certain block of my time per month at a discounted rate.


Remember,

An invention is more than just a widget; it's the creative, inventive spark that saw a solution no on else could see.

Art is more than just an aesthetic expression; it's the culmination of study and practice that tells a story only fully known by the artist.

A trademark is more than just the name given to a product; it represents the past, present, and future of the brand and all it has come to mean.

Don't give away your creations.

Contact me to protect your ideas.



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