Practice Areas

We serve a wide variety of clients in the full spectrum of intellectual property matters conducted before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our firm has a deep bench of experience in every aspect of preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications, and applications for trademark and service mark registration.

Pearne & Gordon also handles related administrative proceedings; including both inter partes and ex parte before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

These matters include inter partes review (IPR), covered business method reviews, patent appeals, patent interferences, post-grant proceedings, trademark appeals, oppositions and cancellation proceedings. The firm also represents clients in a broad spectrum of copyright matters.



Patents offer exclusive rights to new, useful and unobvious inventions. They provide an incentive to develop new and improved devices, products, processes and business methods.

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A trademark is a name used to identify products or services and to distinguish them from the products and services of others.

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A copyright gives an author the right to prevent others from copying the author's original writings, music, works of art or other creations.

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Trade Secrets

A large amount of confidential business information is not patentable. Still, this information can give your business a competitive advantage. Trade secret law protects this confidential information from being used or disclosed by others.

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Unfair Competition

We counsel our clients to explain their rights, the risks involved, and our approach to reaching a conclusion that satisfies their needs.

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Our practitioners advise and negotiate with their clients’ objectives at the forefront and effectively communicate with all parties to reach a desirable agreement.

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Our expertise includes matters involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, internet and computer fraud, false advertising, piracy, counterfeiting, or contracts related to intellectual property or technology.

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