Fiala & Weaver PLLC

Fiala & Weaver PLLC is a leading law firm specialising in all areas of intellectual property, staffed by a team of attorneys and agents with strong technical backgrounds and high degrees of legal acumen. We help clients secure their investment in innovation through the procurement, enforcement and transfer of IP rights. In addition to being experienced legal practitioners, our attorneys possess technical degrees and industry experience in technology companies. This combination of legal and technical expertise allows us to understand our clients’ business objectives and provide focused legal advice for achieving them.

We draft, file and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the United States and around the world for US-based and international corporations. We work with a network of international law firms to secure IP rights for clients anywhere in the world. Our primary focus is on providing the highest quality work product to our clients in a timely fashion. This clear focus on quality sets us apart from other law firms specialising in intellectual property.

Our skilled personnel and streamlined firm structure enable us to provide exceptional quality service in a highly cost-effective manner. The substantial technical and legal experience possessed by our attorneys and agents allows us to quickly respond to clients’ needs and provide a quality of service that is second to none. Our proximity to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) enables in-person interviews with examiners, allowing our attorneys and agents to establish cordial and professional relationships with USPTO personnel. We use the most current electronic filing and docketing technology to reduce the overhead that is traditionally associated with the procurement and maintenance of IP assets.

Fiala & Weaver works closely with clients to understand their budget constraints and internal processes. We strive to ensure that legal costs remain balanced with business objectives. Budgets are provided on a routine basis and are reviewed regularly to ensure effective cost control. We diligently keep our clients informed about the status of their IP matters.

We provide a variety of services for our clients, including:

  • preparation, filing and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications in the United States and other countries;
  • opinions of counsel regarding patentability, freedom to operate, infringement, validity and enforceability;
  • litigation support with regard to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters;
  • patent, trademark and copyright licensing;
  • technology transfer;
  • patent portfolio review and strategic counselling; and
  • due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

We serve a range of clients to secure IP rights in many areas of technology, including electrical, mechanical, software, Internet, mobile devices, communications and many other technology spaces. Examples of such technologies include analogue and digital circuits, semiconductor processing and fabrication, integrated circuit packaging, wired and wireless communication systems and protocols, computer software, operating systems, computer architectures, microprocessors, graphics processors, cloud-based applications, computer networking, machine learning and artificial intelligence, data compression and encryption techniques, internet-related applications, radio frequency identification, optics, digital image detection, photosensors, speech recognition, Voice over Internet Protocol, mobile devices, data storage, biometrics, three-dimensional television, nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems technology, medical devices, power generation, storage devices and systems, video game consoles and peripherals, business methods and e-commerce.

Fiala & Weaver is consistently mentioned among the top IP firms in the United States, garnering top-tier rankings in the IAM Patent 1000 for its individual partners and the firm as a whole, as well as being recognised in other industry periodicals.

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Fiala & Weaver PLLC
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue North West
Suite 200
Washington DC 20006
United States

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