Murphy, Bilak & Homiller, PLLC
With expertise spanning the full patent life cycle, MBH has services for adding value to each patent in your portfolio, from conception to enforcement.
Patent Preparation and Prosecution
We specialize in preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving complex technologies. Consistently ranked among the top patent firms in the country, we’re sought out by some of the most patent-savvy companies in the world to protect their most important inventions.
Top 20 Patent Firm
800+ Patent Apps
1.4 Office Actions
Patent Infringement, Validity, and Freedom to Operate Opinions
Informed by our former roles in product development, we counsel companies on the risks and options they face when developing their products. We proactively craft our opinions for strategic use in mitigating financial and legal exposure.
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Patent Portfolio and Due Diligence Analysis
Our firm has the experience and skills needed to fully understand and clearly document each patent in your portfolio. This includes assessing patent quality, mapping patent claims to corresponding technology areas, identifying relevant licensing and litigation details, etc. MBH’s assessment of your portfolio in this regard can provide valuable insight into strategic purchasing or licensing opportunities or any real or prospective threats from other patent owners.
We can also help you understand the prospective value and possible liabilities when buying or selling IP assets. We have experience in cataloging patent portfolios and other IP assets, verifying ownership and identifying encumbrances or liabilities, along with assessing patent quality.
Patent Post-Grant Proceedings
We handle all types of post-grant proceedings, such as ex parte reexamination and inter partes review (IPR). When representing petitioners, our attorneys draw on their extensive patent prosecution and litigation experience - and their technical expertise - to identify the most relevant prior art and draft thorough petitions that are more likely to pass the scrutiny of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). When representing patent owners, our attorneys draw on these same skills to identify petition weaknesses and craft convincing arguments for patentability.
We can represent petitioner
or patent owner
Technical expertise, litigation
experience, prosecution experience
Team-based approach with any
other counsel retained by client
Patent Assertions and Patent Litigation
Received a “Dear Infringer” letter? We can help. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients successfully defend against patents asserted in litigation or pre-litigation actions. We leverage our technical expertise to quickly analyze the asserted patents and identify highly relevant prior art. In addition, we can analyze accused products (or accused standards) to identify strong non-infringement positions.
Develop Strong Invalidity
& Non-infringement Positions
Extensive Experience Defending Against
Alleged Standards-essential Patents (SEPs)
Flexible Project Scope To
Meet Client’s Needs & Budget
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