Xsensus LLP

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Xsensus has a unique culture founded on the values of collaboration, respect and efficiency. Its attorneys utilise sophisticated workflow systems and technical tools to deliver a precision service emphasising electrical engineering prosecution, but recently broadening out to include post-grant proceedings, litigation and licensing, as well as life sciences and chemistry. Though only two years old, the boutique has attracted many prestigious patrons and is constantly adding to its roster; its combination of quality, personal service and cost effectiveness is proving hard to resist. Founding partners Bradley Lytle and Andrew Harry both garner warm reports. Of Lytle, one source comments: “We have huge trust in his professional skills and appreciation for his high rate of success in overcoming any rejections and prosecuting applications through to grant. His strategies are on point and his service prompt and friendly.” “Andy knows how to accelerate the prosecution process and how to build strong portfolios. He ensures there’s never any needless back and forth or paper pushing with the USPTO; he is adept at conducting examiner interviews to get to the core issues and advance matters without excess cost.” They are joined in the guide this year by Masahito Yokoyama, a fellow founder with whom they work on many projects. Yokoyama’s cross-cultural Japan-US business and IP understanding gives Xsensus a valuable added dimension.

Firm Profile

At Xsensus, we do things differently.

Since our founding in 2018, we have taken the traditional IP law firm framework and turned it upside down. We focus on relationships, bright minds and the latest technology to deliver innovative and creative solutions to our clients. Xsensus is reinventing the way an IP law firm works.

While larger firms are often trying to contain costs by having less experienced patent agents or technical advisers produce work while being supervised by a partner, Xsensus is focusing on an open and collaborative environment between our experienced attorneys. This enables Xsensus to be free of the inefficiencies associated with the inertia that plagues so many of the traditional prosecution firms. We respect each other and share a common vision of making our clients happy and successful.

Our approach has worked.

Having been founded in 2018, Xsensus was recognised as the “Fastest Growing IP Firm” in the TOP 100 in both 2019 and 2020, and has consistently acquired top talent from firms throughout the industry.

The firm’s success continues to rely on its founding ethos: create a collaborative teamwork climate, invest in technology-driven processes and be motivated by results.

Headquartered blocks from the USPTO, we dedicate our resources to developing and maintaining strong client relationships, managing direct dialogues with the USPTO and continually investing in our internal team and our community. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and issues, and then work closely with them to provide services and creative solutions to their challenges.

Our goal was to establish a modern practice filled with top talent that also aligns with client expectations: excellent attorneys who share an interest in obtaining commercially respected patents; efficient and error-free administration; reasonable fees; and collaborative working relationships with patent examiners who also share an interest in issuing valid patents in as few office actions as possible.

The firm’s culture also allows the same attorneys who worked at Big Law to now work in an environment where it is encouraged to take time to get to know each client’s real interests, as opposed to a strong focus on selling them on a new litigation. Our clients are deeply appreciative of working with attorneys whose main aim is to address the issues that are important to their well-being.

We’ve been pleased to learn that we are now considered the go-to IP firm for many of the global leaders in technology, including companies in the US, Japan, China, Europe and Scandinavia. At the conclusion of each company’s evaluation period, we consistently hear that Xsensus will now be receiving the company’s most important projects. The rationale has been uniform: Xsensus’ attorneys are not only knowledgeable, we also truly care about protecting our client’s best interests, something we demonstrate by performing extra tasks to ensure success, regardless of the company’s original request. 

Brad Lytle, Xsensus founding partner and patent attorney

We specialise in the following practice areas:

  • patent procurement and prosecution;
  • industry standards;
  • counselling and strategic advice;
  • trademark and design atents;
  • IP licensing and transactions; and
  • contested proceedings.

Our expertise spans a variety of high-tech industries, including:

  • consumer electronics;
  • Internet, mobile and software;
  • telecommunications;
  • semiconductors;
  • infrastructure, energy and heavy industry;
  • manufacturing and logistics;
  • medical devices;
  • chemicals; and
  • pharmaceutical and biotech.

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