L.C. Begin & Associates, PLLC
Attorneys at Law

 248-889-5875


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 Our Services

PATENT-RELATED SERVICE     /     TRADEMARK-RELATED SERVICE   /   COPYRIGHT-RELATED SERVICES     /     TRADE SECRETS / UNFAIR COMPETITION  /

ENFORCEMENT AND DEFENSE     /     CLIENT COUNSELING   /   AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES     /     DUE DILIGENCE  

 ALTERNATIVE BILLING ARRANGEMENTS

PATENT-RELATED SERVICES

PATENT APPLICATION DRAFTING AND PROSECUTION

“Our attorneys have extensive legal experience in both the prosecution and litigation of intellectual property matters, and also extensive experience in both corporate engineering and management.”

    • Automotive Safety System Technology
    • Computer technology
    • Software
    • Electro-Mechanical components and systems
    • Aerospace Technology
    • Coatings Technology
    • Metallurgical, Polymer, and other Material Sciences;
    • Semiconductor Technology
    • Engine Technology
    • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
    • Waste Remediation, Incineration, and other environmental technologies
    • Electrical Connectors and Cable Assemblies

       

 OPINION

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infringement and non- infringement opinions
     Clearance opinions
     Design-around opinions
     Patentability opinions

FOREIGN FILING AND PROSECUTION

To facilitate filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in Non-Domestic jurisdictions, our firm maintains long-standing associations with other law firms in various countries around the world.

DISCLOSURE AND DOCUMENTATION PRACTICES

We can assist in designing a program that systematically documents and records (using logbooks, for example) a chronological history of your inventive activity.

PATENT SEARCHING/NOVELTY ASSESSMENT

We can assist in determining the novelty of your invention by ready access to our subscription database.

FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT AND DEFENSE

We have litigated a number of patent-related cases relative to both plaintiff and defense positions.

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TRADEMARK-RELATED SERVICES

APPLICATION PREPARATION, FILING AND PROSECUTION

NON-DOMESTIC FILING AND PROSECUTION

To facilitate filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in Non-Domestic jurisdictions, our firm maintains long-standing associations with other law firms in various countries around the world.

 


TRADE SECRETS / UNFAIR COMPETITION

APPLICATION PREPARATION, FILING AND PROSECUTION

FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS

DEFENSE RE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT


TRADE SECRETS/UNFAIR COMPETITION

We can design or (aid in designing) a plan directed to establishing and preserving trade secret protection for information that provides you with a business advantage. We can also aid in enforcing your trade secret rights in federal or state courts.

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ENFORCEMENT AND DEFENSE

Case evaluation

Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, we can help assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case through infringement and non-infringement opinions, and through comprehensive client counseling.
 

Infringement and non- infringement opinions

Validity opinions

We can assess the validity of any patent copyright or trademark relative to defense to potential conflict

Litigation and litigation support

With regard to patents, trademarks, and copyrights, we have first and second chair experience in Federal and State actions with both Defense and Plaintiff related work. As, such we welcome the opportunity to provide cost effective representation of any litigation related to Intellectual Property.

If appropriate, we can work closely with your existing litigation counsel to perform specific litigation-related tasks at a much lower cost than larger, higher-overhead forms. We also have long-standing relationships with larger firms to aid us in handling cases or activities that become more resource-intensive. The resulting flexibility and ability to unbundle litigation-related tasks can significantly reduce your litigation costs. Where settlement is a reasonable business decision, our attorneys are able to call upon their experience in negotiating and executing settlement and licensing agreements.

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CLIENT COUNSELING

We are experienced in managing and contributing to roundtable discussions regarding the latest developments in IP law and IP practice, and how these developments may affect your organization.

We can also assist in patent mapping and in formulating protection and filing strategies with regard to all types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.


AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

We are experienced in the drafting, negotiation, and enforcement of various types of agreements, such as non-disclosure, covenants-not-to-sue, confidentiality, licensing, assignments and joint venture agreements.


DUE DILIGENCE

We can perform (or assist in performing) due diligence with regard to any proposed licensing and/or acquisitions of intellectual property.


ALTERNATIVE BILLING ARRANGEMENTS

We work closely with our clients to establish billing arrangements that are contoured to their respective accounting systems, and that accommodate their respective budget constraints. We recognize hourly billing, flat fees, and volume discounts as examples of billing arrangements that might be suitable for any given client. We therefore remain flexible as to how we might structure a compensation plan suited to each client.

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510 Highland Avenue PMB 403
Milford, MI 48381-1586
Phone: 248-889-5875

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