I am a member of the VA State Bar and licensed to represent others before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. PTO) in patent and trademark matters. I can represent anyone before the U.S. PTO. I have prosecuted numerous patents for foreign and domestic clients. After practicing intellectual property law in the Washington D.C./ Northern Virginia Area, I decided to return to Hampton Roads to establish an intellectual property boutique not commonly seen outside of the Washington D.C. area.
My background includes a variety of technical aspects. I studied Industrial Electricity and obtained an electrician's license while in high school. Thereafter, I joined the United States Army working as an electronics technician. Upon completion of military service, I studied at West Virginia University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. My studies included physics, chemistry, computer science and programming, as well as other engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering.
I worked for a government contractor designing and integrating communication systems in Chesapeake, Virginia. During law school, I also worked for a Norfolk-based research and development company, helping to implement and obtain protection for intellectual property related to technologies developed by NASA. After graduating from Regent University Law School graduate, I practiced patent and intellectual property law in Washington D.C. My experience includes over twenty-five years of working with electricity and electronics.
Some of the Intellectual Property Services that we can provide include:
- Conducting patentability and patent validity searches
- Drafting provisional and non-provisional patent applications
- Providing patent infringement opinions
- Prosecuting patent applications
- Analyzing Official Actions issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Providing opinions concerning patent misuse and unfair competition
- Litigating patent infringement claims
- Obtaining preliminary injunctions
- Drafting licensing agreements involving technology.
Our patent prosecution experience includes: "E-commerce" type business patents, computer implemented inventions, electrical and mechanical devices and/or apparatuses, optical devices, data management, storage and manipulation devices and techniques, and semiconductor devices and manufacturing techniques.
We also conduct trademark searches, prepare and file trademark and copyright applications, prosecute trademark applications, and advise clients on trade secret protection and violations. We are available to meet with you to discuss any area of Intellectual Property Law or other issues through a variety of mediums including telephone and video conferences, and personal consultations.
To the left are some helpful concepts regarding various forms of protection for your ideas, concepts, compilations, marks and logos. The information contained on this site is not intended to be legal advice. Since the facts of a case determine the type of protection needed for protecting an idea, a registered patent attorney should be consulted to help you in selecting the type of protection for you ideas.
-Brad Goldizen, Patent Attorney