Recent IP News
NOW EASIER TO OBTAIN DESIGN PATENT PROTECTION OUTSIDE OF THE USA
Previously, US patent design owners who sought protection outside of the US had to file separate applications in separate countries. Read more...
CAN CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT?
Content providers often deliver their content via mobile devices but often pay little attention to potential patent infringement issues. Read more...
DOES YOUR USE OF A TRADEMARK SATISFY THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS?
When asked if one is currently using their trademark, most will say "yes". But "use" in the trademark context has a specific meaning that many do not appreciate. Read more...
ARE YOUR ADVERTISING BROCHURE IMAGES INFRINGING ANOTHER'S COPYRIGHT?
You search the Internet for an image to use in your advertising brochure. You find the perfect image, and believe you are free to use the image. Read more...
WHO WE ARE Shimokaji IP is an intellectual property law firm. The firm's highly experienced patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and other professionals specialize in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition.
WHAT WE DO We protect your valuable ideas using our expertise in:
- patent infringement litigation, trademark infringement litigation, copyright infringement litigation
- patent portfolio development, including design patent applications and utility patent applications; patent appeals
- trademark portfolio development, including trademark applications, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the US Patent & Trademark Office
- brokerage and monetization of patents and trademarks through acquisitions, divestitures, sales, purchases, and licensing.
The clients we serve range from start-ups and emerging stage to Fortune 100 companies, and from government entities to universities. From our California office, we easily work with our clients throughout the entire United States and Asia.
HOW WE DO IT Our commitment is exceptional client service, quality work product, and timeliness – from administrative staff to lawyers.