We develop IP portfolios that protect and maximize your technology, growth, and future
We are a patent and trademark law firm. Our experienced patent attorneys handle all prosecutorial matters related to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This however is merely the transactional component of what we do. Any patent attorney can put pen to paper and transcribe your idea into a patent application filing. Any trademark attorney can file a trademark application based on a provided name or logo. This is a basic reactive approach to practicing law. We prefer a proactive approach.
Our attorneys work with their clients to develop, enhance, and broaden ideas and brands, look deeper into the future, create new permutations, plug holes in disclosures, and preemptively address issues in an effort to streamline prosecution and enhance the value of an issued patent or registered trademark. We question beyond patent and trademark prosecutorial issues and present business challenges to justify the time and expense of patent or trademark protection. We also assist our clients in navigating through the stormy weather caused by infringement notices, cease-and-desist letters, or demand letters.
Our services are adapted to make the complex patent and trademark system equally accessible to our entrepreneur, start-up, and well established corporate clients. We will guide you to achieving your goals whether those goals entail developing and expanding an intellectual property portfolio, obtaining accelerated examination to overcome the backlog at the USPTO, circumnavigating the aftermath of Alice v. CLS Bank of what is patentable, gaining international protection, or establishing your brand.
We strive to match the enthusiasm and passion of the entrepreneurs and start-ups we service while matching the importance and impact built by our large corporate clients. Our attorneys are based in Los Angeles, but service clients nationally and internationally.
Patent & Trademark Services: Our Model
Our attorneys adhere to a unique practice model for higher quality services at reduced cost. Los Angeles Patent Group does not engage clients with a partner, perform the work using junior associates or agents, and pass on administrative duties to secretaries and staff. Delegating tasks in this manner increases costs, reduces responsiveness and responsibility to the client, lowers the quality of work, and produces an apathetic and disengaged approach to the client’s intellectual property. We appoint a single experienced attorney to be the direct point of contact for all aspects and stages of the relationship.
Many of our services are provided as a flat fee service. There are no hidden hourly attorney fees for performing miscellaneous tasks related to the core task. You will not incur costs from asking questions, sending emails, or placing a call. Our patent and trademark attorneys have better ways to spend their time than tracking and billing for time spent responding to an email, time spent forwarding USPTO correspondence, or the cost of postage for forwarding original documents.
We understand the reality for many start-ups and entrepreneurs. As great as it is to have in-house IP counsel, the full-time need may simply not exist. As impressive as it is to have outside counsel with a $400+/hour billing rate, the cost is impractical. Therefore, our patent and trademark attorneys act in a hybrid in-house and outside counsel capacity. If you have an open desk, we prefer periodically coming to you and understanding your business from a holisitic point of view. As demand dictates, we can dedicate one day a month, one day a week, or more to be on-site meeting with engineers, taking disclosures, managing the portfolio, advising on IP strategy and issues, and building a collaborative team rather than existing separate and detached from the business – all this with a fee structure resembling that of having in-house counsel rather than outside counsel.
Because of our practice model, we spend most of the week on-site at different client locations. However, we are available for a free telephone or email consultation.
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About the Founder
Arman Katiraei is the founder and a registered patent attorney at the Los Angeles Patent Group. He has developed the patent and trademark portfolios for several prominent Los Angeles area startups that have had successful exits including:
EdgeCast Networks Inc. - took over a portfolio of 4 applications in 2011, and by 2016 when the company was acquired, obtained over 60 issued patents as well as filed over 100 nonprovisional patent applications.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. - obtained 29 issued patents, filed over 50 nonprovisional patent applications, and obtained over 35 registered trademarks by the time the company was successfully acquired.
Mr. Katiraei has over 100 issued patents in networking, computer hardware and software optimization, robotics, computer interfaces, access control systems, integrated circuit design, circuit simulation, digital signal processing, wireless communication, cloud computing, virtualization, environmental conservation, identity verification and protection, technical applications of credibility, exercise equipment, safety apparel, water filtration, and musical instruments.
Some of the patents he drafted and prosecuted to issuance can be found here
Mr. Katiraei has provided counseling and advice in regards to different non-practicing entity demand letters and infringement notices with successful resolution in all cases ($0 payout). He has further provided litigation support including drafting and responding to cease-and-desist letters, negotiating trademark co-existence agreements, claim analysis, claim charts, and reexaminations.
Based on his past experience at and with other intellectual property law firms, Mr. Katiraei created Los Angeles Patent Group to abide by a different set of core values including: removing the inefficiencies of traditional law firms that lead to increased cost and lower quality work, instilling value beyond transcribing an idea to an application filing, and blurring the line between outside counsel and in-house counsel by collaborating and engaging team members of the client so as to be recognized as another team member invested in the success of the business.
Mr. Katiraei has been practicing patent and trademark law since 2007. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the California State Bar and a registered patent attorney with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office.
He brings an understanding of real world software engineering as a result of his three years of software engineering experience for a leading provider of device and network testing equipment. Mr. Katiraei's projects included developing cross platform applications in various object-oriented programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, Java, TCL, Visual Basic, Lex & Yacc, Lisp, and Ruby. These projects are still in use by Cisco, Foundry, Nortel, and Juniper Networks to help advance the state of the art in network routing.
Public PAIR (Patent Application Information) is a resource to find information about any published patent application or issued patent:
Patent searches can be conducted at the USPTO or using Google Patents:
How long does it take to prosecute a patent? The USPTO offers the data visualization dashboard for the average time to advance through different parts of prosection:
Find out what is new at the USPTO:
The Official Gazette of Patents published by the USPTO: