Innovative Patent & Intellectual Property Attorneys

Our Practices

At Christensen, Fonder, Dardi, we practice intellectual property (IP) litigation, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution and client advisement in all areas of IP. We have experience in prosecuting patents in areas of mechanical arts, electrical arts, medical devices, optical instruments and equipment, telecommunications, firearms, ammunition, tactical equipment, semiconductor processing, drilling technologies and computer software. We counsel our clients on a variety of issues, including patent and trademark acquisition, IP portfolio management, licensing strategies, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions, post-grant proceedings and more.

Due Diligence Investigations

Whether you are the acquisition target or the buyer in a business transaction involving IP, the attorneys at Christensen, Fonder, Dardi can perform due diligence investigations to help you achieve your business goals. Our intellectual attorneys are adept at quickly defining and assessing proprietary rights, technology and parties, no matter the industry. Our experience includes conducting due diligence investigations both offensively (purchasing or taking a license) and defensively (selling or granting a license).

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Intellectual Property Litigation

The skilled lawyers at Christensen, Fonder, Dardi offer a wealth of experience in the successful management of complex IP litigation. We have resolved disputes involving patents, trademarks and other forms of IP in a wide variety of industries. Through our focused approach to resolving contested matters, we have earned a reputation for achieving positive results at the lowest possible cost.

In addition to managing IP litigation, our technology-savvy, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)-registered patent attorneys are well-suited to provide pre-litigation analysis and support to allied litigation teams for particularly large or complex matters.

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Patent Opinions

As a full-service IP law firm, we frequently help our clients maximize the benefits of their own patent portfolios and navigate the patent portfolios of others by providing patentability, freedom-to-operate, noninfringement and invalidity opinions.

We understand that no single approach can cover every situation, so we tailor the scope of every opinion to meet the specific needs of each individual client and each particular project. To that end, we can provide opinions of varying length and format, from short, memo-style opinions to extensive, exhibit-intensive opinions.

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Trademarks

A key step to building a company’s brand includes selecting and using the right trademark. The attorneys at Christensen, Fonder, Dardi provide comprehensive legal counseling on selecting, registering and policing trademarks, including product names, company logos and slogans.

Our attorneys are experienced in assessing trademarks for registrability and preparing and prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO. If you want to protect your trademark and build your brand outside the U.S., we can coordinate the registration of your trademark in virtually any country in the world through our vast network of foreign associate law firms.

Our attorneys are also experienced in enforcement proceedings, including litigation, opposition and cancellation.

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Patent Preparation And Prosecution

At Christensen, Fonder, Dardi, we pride ourselves on working closely with not only our clients’ engineers, scientists and technology experts but also our clients’ business leaders and product managers. This allows us to build patents that capture the technological aspects of an innovation and complement our clients’ business models and strategies.

In addition to extensive IP legal experience, every one of our select attorneys has years of real-world experience to draw from to help our clients obtain and protect their intellectual property. Many of our attorneys have advanced degrees and have served as engineers, designers, product managers and business leaders prior to becoming IP attorneys. This legal, technological and business experience, in combination with our emphasis on superior communication and personal service, ensure that Christensen, Fonder, Dardi will help you efficiently build and grow your patent portfolio, no matter the size.

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Post-Grant Procedures

Our experienced USPTO-registered patent attorneys are well-qualified to apply their diverse technical and legal skills to successfully manage and resolve the various post-grant proceedings available under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Our attorneys will work with you to develop a strategy for accomplishing your offensive or defensive goals, including understanding and selecting one or more of the available options of ex-parte reexamination, inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method or supplemental examination.

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Licensing

Our experienced USPTO-registered patent attorneys are well-qualified to apply their diverse technical and legal skills to successfully manage and resolve the various post-grant proceedings available under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Our attorneys will work with you to develop a strategy for accomplishing your offensive or defensive goals, including understanding and selecting one or more of the available options of ex-parte reexamination, inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method or supplemental examination.

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