Protecting Innovation With Patents

Patents protect new, useful, and non-obvious inventions for a limited term and require a “full, clear and concise” disclosure of how to make and use the invention to a “person having ordinary skill in the art” (PHOSITA). Mr. Long works with inventors, businesses and attorneys to seek to protect their innovations through patents and other intellectual property strategies.

Mr. Long has successfully prosecuted and enforced patents and has been selected as replacement counsel in high stakes patent cases. 

Mr. Long is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and has represented clients before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  Mr. Long’s legal work in patent matters spans mechanical, software, gaming, entertainment, electromechanical, and biotech patent litigation.  Mr. Long’s patent litigation experience includes a seven-figure dispute which was resolved in his client’s favor.

Contrast Trade Secrets:

In contrast to patents which require disclosure of how to make and use the claimed invention, trade secrets must not be disclosed, and rights in a trade secret can last indefinitely. However, reasonable security measures must be taken to protect trade secrets. What is “reasonable” may vary from case to case.

Mr. Long has advised clients to apply trade secret strategies instead of preparing patent applications.  Mr. Long has experience in trade secret litigation concerning alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, defenses thereto, and unfair competition.  Mr. Long has assisted clients to analyze and protect trade secrets without requiring disclosure of said trade secrets.