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Bay Area Intellectual Property Group (Bay Area IP) is a Silicon Valley based national intellectual property (IP) firm with offices in San Francisco, Reno, Washington D.C., and Beijing China.  Our practice provides unique IP solutions for large corporations, other law firms, invention companies, and small entities.

We are especially dedicated to providing the utmost in quality and service for the intellectual property needs of large and small high technology companies.

While Bay Area IP works with countless different types of mechanical, electrical, and optics technologies, our patent firm specializes in cutting-edge computer-related hardware and software technology. From advanced semiconductor processing to computer-implemented business methods, Bay Area IP is well versed in handling intellectual property matters dealing with leading edge technologies and practices.

Bay Area IP differentiates itself from other intellectual property service providers in many respects. Bay Area IP goes beyond ordinary intellectual property procurement, management, and exploitation by fusing it with an important factor, your business. Unlike many practitioners, Bay Area IP practitioners take the time to educate themselves on the unique business environment and goals of each client and their competitors so that such knowledge can be applied when generating and enforcing intellectual property. By evaluating competing research & development and market activity, Bay Area IP is capable of increasing the value of each client's intellectual property by effecting its meaningful exploitation with a specific focus on meeting or exceeding business objectives.

To this end, Bay Area IP specializes in providing the elusive link between patent procurement and generating value for high technology corporations, large and small.

Whether we are commissioned to build and manage a complete intellectual property portfolio or support others in intellectual property portfolio development, Bay Area IP brings to the table many years of experience in intellectual property matters, and the best in quality and service.


Our Edge

Bay Area IP's competitive edge has been our successful strategy of right-sizing patent protection to fit our client's needs at extremely competitive cost while not compromising work quality. Our high volume Silicon Valley practice and our very low overhead cost structure afford us the economy of scale needed to provide very affordable IP legal work and uncompromising work quality- an extremely elusive combination to find in today's law firm marketplace. It is particularly advantageous that we can provide this quality service at price points that small businesses and individuals can afford.

We employ technology wherever it cuts cost, and we avoid expensive fixed overhead items. This helps us afford to spend the extra time needed to pay attention to details of each case because you are not paying for expenses that do not increase the value of the work product. Instead, with Bay Area IP, you are mostly paying for our patent practitioner's talent and not the firm's overhead.


Business Practice

Our right-sized IP protection approach is particularly advantageous for medium to large business in that it enables you to build a larger patent portfolio by more efficiently prioritizing the level of resources allocated to each invention according to its expected value. Our practice further supports the needs of business by way of providing consulting services that leverage our expertise in strategic marketing, IP practice, and IP portfolio management towards bringing coherence and increased synergistic value to corporate efforts and assets thereby significantly improving the company's competitive advantage.


Small Entity Practice


Our small entity practice (e.g., small start-up companies and individuals) is oriented towards serving the unique goals and requirements of small business and individual inventors. Key to our successful small entity practice is our quality customer service, broad capabilities, and extreme flexibility in working with our clients to right-size IP protection to suit their particular needs. Right-sizing IP protection is particularly important to small business and individual inventors. Unfortunately, most practitioners have a one-size-fits-all approach that often scares away most individual inventors and significantly limits the patent portfolio size of small businesses.

Individual inventors are often very creative, but are usually unsure which idea will turn into a viable product or method worth the costly investment of patent protection. What they are typically looking for is a very affordable initial protection that is referred to often as "Patent-Pending" status. With Patent Pending status, inventors can market test their invention before deciding to procure a non-provisional patent. Bay Area IP lowers the bar for inventors to attain Patent-pending protection so low that money is not a barrier for them to market safely their ideas and achieve their dreams. In addition to providing "Patent-Pending" protection, Bay Area IP offers a full range of services to support the individual inventor. Our service offering supports inventors starting from their initial idea all the way through pre-marketing launch with our many specialized services including invention development, procuring "Patent-Pending status and nonprovisional patents, and providing marketing assessment/planning. We work hard to offer our individual inventor clients what they need to convert there ideas into financial success.

 

Our Philosophy

At Bay Area IP, one of our highest priorities beyond providing top quality IP work product is it to understand and accommodate the needs of our clients. Key to this understanding is to appreciate our client's goals and budget, and thereby tailor our IP services appropriately. Unlike many IP firms, our philosophy is to educate and empower our clients to increase final product quality and reduce their over-all IP costs for now, and the long term. Not only do we right-size patent protection for the unique needs of the client, we also provide clients an actionable professional option/risk analysis so that they can make more accurate decisions that best reflect their budgets and risk tolerance.

Our Practice

Our practice offers a wide range of IP services including patent drafting/prosecution, Trademarks, IP searching, IP consulting, and IP portfolio management. It is our unique combination of expertise in patent practice, business, marketing, high technology, and invention development that aligns our work product with our client's needs and goals as a whole, and not just with legal language disconnected from the invention's technical or economic reality. Many practitioners have no appreciation or understanding of the business and marketing end of invention use and selling, and further have no, or very limited, industry experience. We at Bay Area IP believe that our clients are served best when their patent practitioner can ground their legal work in technical and marketplace realities. Otherwise, the result is that patent practitioners often fail to appreciate the true scope and context of the invention, thereby significantly diminishing the value of the IP, or worse, producing invalid or impotent protection. We find that our broad technical and business capability enables us to efficiently understand the workings and application of our client's inventions, thereby reducing their costs and improving our final work product quality. Bay Area IP's areas of technical and patent practice expertise cover a wide variety technologies ranging from simple mechanical inventions to state-of-the-art electronics, hardware/software, and sophisticated business methods. This technical expertise comes from many years of patent and invention development experience in industry.

Technical Areas of Expertise


Our areas of expertise includes, but are not limited to: mechanical, alternative energy, optics, computer/networking systems, business methods, social networking, algorithms, advanced modeling/simulation, artificial/machine intelligence, pattern recognition, data mining, robotics, sensors, analog/digital systems, power management, software systems/programming, embedded real-time applications, signal processing, battery and power technologies, semiconductors and packaging, and wireless systems.

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