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Products with Valuable Patents

Patent Search Services Conducted by Industry Experts.

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You spent significant time and resources creating your intellectual property, and now you want to protect your investment. Clients often come to us because they are frustrated with the cost and complexity of the patenting process. 

At Founders Legal®, our Patent Search Team provides valuable insight into the technology landscape.

Our experienced professionals have obtained patents for all size companies in multiple countries. Regardless of the size of your portfolio, we are fully committed to helping you successfully protect and strategize your IP.

EXPLORATION:

Whether you’re an independent inventor, a startup, or a large corporation, our Patent Search services add value to your product. Our services can identify:

PATENTABILITY
STATE OF THE ART
ART UNIT ANALYSIS
KNOCK OUT NOVELTY
WHITE SPACE
AND EXCLUSIVITY
FREEDOM TO OPERATE
OR CLEARANCE
INFRINGEMENT
& NON-INFRINGEMENT
DUE DILIGENCE
& COMPETITIVE MONITORING
EXPERTISE:

Our patent search and intellectual property teams offer substantive expertise in a diversity of technology fields, including:

· Aerospace
· Alternative Energy
· Artificial Intelligence
· Biotechnology
· Blockchain
· Computers and Software
· Energy Generation and Storage
· Environment / Environmental Monitoring
· Manufacturing
· Materials/Materials Science
· Medical Devices
· Microelectronics / Electronics
· Military/Defense
· Optics / Optoelectronics / Lasers
· Sensors and Systems
· Telecommunications

EXPERIENCE:

Our intellectual property & patent team is comprised of scientists, engineers, founders, and experienced funders. Regardless of your company’s size or stage, we can assist you in gaining a more valuable patent for your practice. We’ve worked with individual inventors, startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, and multi-national corporations.

PATENT GROUP

Al Etheridge

Director of Patent Search, Scientific Advisor

Al leads the technology and patent search group at Founders Legal.
As a researcher, engineer, scientist, strategist, academic, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur, Al’s career has been spent working within the fuzzy front-end of innovation to bring ideas from the mind to the market.
Al Founded Atlanta Patent Services (APS) to provide local, expert research to lawyers, companies, and entrepreneurs in the Southeast and beyond. In 2020 Founder’s Legal and APS partnered to tightly integrate search and legal, to optimize the critical initial stages of patent prosecution and lay the groundwork for successful execution.
Yuri L. Eliezer, Partner

YURI ELIEZER

PARTNER, Intellectual Property Law

Yuri heads the Intellectual Property practice group at Founders Legal in Atlanta, Georgia.  A practice he co-founded at the Atlanta Tech Village – the nation’s fourth largest incubator.  He specializes in preparing, developing, and executing strategies for securing patents nationally and internationally. He focuses his work on developing IP portfolio of high value, and helps clients to licensing and acquisition deals to monetize on their IP rights.  He has secured patents, negotiated and executed domestic and international IP deals in the Software, Internet/Telecom, Computer, Electrical, and Medical Device fields. His team also prosecutes patents in the Mechanical, Aerospace, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical industries.
A. Ed Khalili, Partner

Ed khalili

PARTNER, Intellectual Property LAw

Ed is a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group and a registered patent attorney. His practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent procurement, trademark prosecution, copyright and trade secret. Ed’s intellectual property experience encompasses patent prosecution, patent and IP strategy formulation, licensing, due diligence, patent opinions, and post-grant proceedings. Ed has served a variety of clients, including multinational corporations and start-up companies, in a variety of technological fields, including chemical, pharmaceutical, polymers, textiles, biotechnology, medical technology, energy, consumer products, mechanical devices, computers, software, electronics, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
Robert Wiesenberg

ROBERT WIESENBERG, J.D.

ASSOCIATE, Intellectual Property Law

Rob is a patent, trademark, and technology associate at Founders Legal. Rob performs patent prosecution, trademarks, and outside general counsel assistance.
Prior to law school, Rob conducted high energy nuclear physics research for Georgia State University and created, coded, and appropriated specialized software for local political campaigns. While in law school, Rob participated in patent prosecution, corporate governance, and trademark law clerking at Founders Legal.
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