First Inventor to File
First inventor to file patent system took effect on March 16, 2013
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2013 Go-To Law Firm
In 2013, American Lawyer Media gathered data from Top Fortune 500 Companies’ General Counsel and Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP was recognized as one of the 2013 Go-To Law Firms for patent prosecution for exceptional work in connection with In-house legal departments.

BSTZ’s 40th Anniversary
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary.
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Patents are the best way to protect the implementation of your ideas, whether they are semiconductor chips, consumer devices, software, medical devices, games, or something entirely new. BSTZ is the premier intellectual property boutique focused on assisting clients in obtaining patent protection for their inventions. Our unmatched depth of technical expertise and experience ensures that we understand your invention and can assist you in obtaining the broadest protection available.
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Trademarks are used by individuals or entities to identify to consumers that the products and services used with the trademark originate from a particular source and to distinguish such products and services from those of others. A trademark may be a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. Our attorneys have filed and prosecuted over ten thousand (10,000) U.S. trademark applications and thousands more internationally. Our experience and expertise extends well beyond prosecution to all areas of domestic and international trademark law.
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Whether acting as counsel of record in a lawsuit or performing research and providing advice behind the scenes, the attorneys of BSTZ are your ideal partners.  As an extraordinary number of our attorneys are also engineers and scientists, we have the unusual advantage and capability to cost-effectively assist clients with a variety of issues, including: discussing the benefits and strategies involved with initiating a reexamination before the USPTO; communicating with technical specialists; precisely performing, directing and/or filtering results of patent searches; and assisting litigation counsel with the review and/or preparation of technical legal documentation.  BSTZ also has an experienced team of skilled litigators ready to actively defend or enforce a client's intellectual property rights.
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