Intelligent Solutions for Intellectual Property
CrownoverLaw is the private practice of Patent Attorney Robert Crownover.
Prior to patent law, Robert Crownover worked in IC fabrication including Photolithography and thin-films deposition.
In 2007 Robert Crownover began drafting Integrated Circuit Packaging patent applications as an apprentice patent agent for a Patent Attorney with over 30 years of experience. After five years of apprenticeship and law school, CrownoverLaw was opened in 2012.
The primary practice at CrownoverLaw is Patent drafting and prosecution, which includes the process of obtaining the letters patent from the USPTO. We partner with many foreign associates to offer a wide range of foreign filing options. We also provide IP licensing services, trademark services, and design patent services.
CrownoverLaw specializes in working with individuals, startups, and small businesses with the goal of structuring patents and patent portfolios for maximum valuation with investors and acquiring companies. At CrownoverLaw we work with clients to determine what ideas to protect and how best to protect them.
Solutions provided by CrownoverLaw generally fall into three classes, solutions for individuals, solutions for businesses, and solutions for other law firms. Although this is not always the case, most often the strategies of individuals and businesses differ. CrownoverLaw offers comprehensive solutions in both circumstances.
CrownoverLaw currently has relationships with many law firms around the world for national filings in foreign countries.
CrownoverLaw provides litigation support services for IP issues including claim charts and invalidity contentions.
CrownoverLaw provides trademark filing services.
CrownoverLaw provides review and drafting of IP technology transfer and license contracts.
CrownoverLaw provides flexible solutions for IP management and acquisition.
One illustrative project included the assessment of over 1300 pieces of IP for scope and value of IP protection in order to identify areas of the portfolio to divest, license, or invest.
It is our practice to conduct an initial interview where we assess IP protection options and ensure no internal conflicts exist with IP coverage of other clients. During this interview the following topics can be discussed:
The general area of innovation and type of invention.
The available types of IP protection.
Filing and prosecution timelines.
Foreign filing options.
Considerations for other forms of protection including trade secret and copyright.
Once our clients fully understand the options and strategies available to them we move forward with a plan for IP protection. Most clients prefer fixed fees for Patent and Trademark solutions, which we are happy to offer.
As the private practice of Robert Crownover, CrownoverLaw operates with a much lower overhead than most firms. These savings are passed on to, and enjoyed by our clients.
Contact Robert today.