From its inception, BSTZ has played a major role in helping clients develop new ideas and bring them to market. We continue to protect the fruits of our clients’ imaginations by providing excellence in legal counsel and successfully meeting the diverse needs of our clients in the 21st century. We serve our worldwide clients from 6 US regional offices:
- Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale), California
- Orange County (Costa Mesa), California
- Portland (Beaverton), Oregon
In 1975, Roger Blakely, Stanley Sokoloff, Edwin Taylor and Norman Zafman launched a new partnership in an effort to provide high-quality intellectual property-related services at a reasonable price.
Since then, BSTZ has grown 20-fold and is consistently ranked as one of the top intellectual property law firms nationwide. We represent many of the top 100 technology companies in the United States, as well as several of the most successful companies throughout the world, solidifying our position as a globally respected IP law firm fiercely dedicated to protecting our clients’ most valuable and strategic business assets, including:
- FORTUNE 500 clients
- Innovative start-ups, and
- Progressive small-to mid-sized businesses
Although we have experienced tremendous growth, we pride ourselves on maintaining a personable relationship with our clients.
In recent nationwide surveys rating the quality of patents, BSTZ has ranked at or near the top in:
- Computer software
We consistently rank among the Top 10 Firms nationwide in obtaining trademark registrations. In addition, we provide specialized intellectual property support for corporate and general practice law firms, which includes:
- High technology litigation
- Due diligence investigations
- Opinions of counsel
- Cancellation and opposition of trademark or service mark registrations, and
- Preparation of high technology licensing agreements
BSTZ’s IP law practice includes:
- Patent rights
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Unfair competition
- Right of privacy
- US Customs enforcement matters
Our high-value and in-depth expertise encompasses:
- Biological sciences
- Computer architecture
- Manufacturing processes and biomedical equipment
- Mechanical devices
- Navigation systems
- Semiconductor and material processing
Intellectual property law is now more international in scope than ever before. Such factors as the emergence of the European Union and the Pacific Rim as major economic forces have changed the way the world does business, demanding a global perspective and capability.
In view of this rapidly changing environment, our practice has become increasingly international in scope, as the number of multinational corporations and foreign-based companies that we represent continues to grow. BSTZ meets the needs of these clients with a worldwide filing capacity and established contacts with foreign associates handling intellectual property matters in more than 100 countries around the world.