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IAM Recognizes Five Haynes and Boone Lawyers as World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

Following Managing IP’s recognition of multiple Haynes and Boone lawyers as IP Stars, five Haynes and Boone, LLP intellectual property lawyers have been honored in Intellectual Asset Magazine’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014 legal directory.

The directory also designated Haynes and Boone as a “recommended firm” for its Patent Practice Group. >>

Recent Publications

Supreme Court Adopts New Indefiniteness Standard

In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., issued on June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court established a new legal test to determine whether a patent claim satisfies the definiteness requirement of 35 U.S.C. Section 112. >>

Expediting Your Patent Application: Let us Count (or Define) the Ways

If you like having options in obtaining patent rights faster, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has been eager to please in the last decade. Expediting a patent application can be highly desirable since the average pendency from filing to issuance is about three years on average, and can be even longer in certain technology areas or if an appeal to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board is required. >>

Product and technology applications in typical Haynes and Boone patent infringement cases:

  • Seismic measuring devices
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Exercise equipment
  • Computers and related equipment
  • Machine vision technology
  • Cutting tools
  • Semiconductors

Patent Prosecution Practice Group

Haynes and Boone is a national leader in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in all major technology areas before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This representation includes reexaminations, reissues and contested proceedings before the Office. Haynes and Boone offers a business-perspective approach to patent prosecution, assisting the client in developing an approach that best achieves their business goals. We are frequently involved in performing patent landscape analysis and “white space” analysis to help our clients direct their patent efforts to maximize both patent protection and enforcement. Haynes and Boone is also involved with clients in helping to manage foreign patent portfolios.

Haynes and Boone IP attorneys work in most areas of technology, including electrical, mechanical, software, and chemical, that allow us to work closely with most, if not all, technology companies. With the increasing role of software and business method patents, we frequently work with companies that have not previously considered themselves to be a “technology company.”