Recent Publications

Law360 Guest Article: USPTO's Final Rejection Of A Patent Isn't So Final

A final U.S. Patent and Trademark Office action rejecting a patent application may appear to sound the death knell for your company’s patent application. Fortunately, in patent prosecution, as with many mistakes in life, “final” does not really mean “final” — you still have opportunities to “make amends” and overcome the problem in various ways. >>

Law360 Guest Article: Kim Dotcom May Be Shooting Himself In The Foot

Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom recently claimed via Twitter that he is the inventor and patent-holder of a two-step authentication method employed by social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. >>

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.”