Patent Prosecution

Intellectual Property

At WHGC, entrepreneurs and businesses benefit from our decades of IP and business law experience. We understand the challenges that individual inventors, large corporations and other holders of IP rights face. Our attorneys develop innovative legal solutions that secure your IP rights today and offer ongoing protection for the future.

From our offices in Newport Beach, and with our strategic partnership with Dacheng Law Offices in Beijing, we craft strategies that help clients throughout Orange County, California, the U.S. and the world secure their intellectual property rights through the prosecution process.

Securing Your Rights

At WHGC, we are committed to securing and enforcing your IP rights. We handle the patent prosecution process from start to finish, including:

  • Due diligence: investigation and preparation of the application
  • Filing of the patent application
  • Assistance with the search and examination process
  • Post-grant prosecution: opposition, reissue, re-examination and interference
  • International applications: inventor registration in foreign countries
  • We also handle trademark and copyright registration

When securing your intellectual property rights, it is important to consult intellectual property lawyers who understand the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing system and will diligently pursue your IP protection on a global scale.

We are very knowledgeable about the America Invents Act (AIA) that shifted the United States from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-to-file" rule. By leveraging this knowledge and tapping into our network of connections — including our special presence in China — we can develop global IP strategies that protect our clients' rights worldwide.

Read our article, published in Inside Counsel, titled, "The top 4 advantages of trade secret protection."

Contact Us

Our firm helps secure the intellectual property rights of leading information technology institutions across the United States and worldwide. Our lawyers also manage patents, trademarks and related intellectual property matters for major organizations such as NASA and Broadcom.

Secure your intellectual property rights through a patent, copyright or trademark filing. Contact WHGC at 866-970-0186.