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Weaver IP assists innovators through all phases of the patent lifecycle, with a strong emphasis on quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Able to achieve an exceptional balance in this regard, it has hands-on senior lawyers working in a lean and agile setup. The ensemble is best known for its prosecution prowess and proficiency in securing issued patents in alignment with its clients’ commercial strategies. Key contact Jeffrey Weaver is looked to as an authoritative opinion giver on a wide range of patent topics.
Jeffrey S Weaver is the founding partner of Weaver IP LLC, a Washington DC-based IP speciality law firm with personnel located throughout the United States. Across 25 years of practising intellectual property law, he has prepared, prosecuted, and managed the preparation and prosecution of more than 1,000 patent applications filed in the USPTO and patent offices around the world. His practice has also involved analysing patents for infringement and validity, providing legal opinions, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, as well as providing litigation support and general IP counselling. Mr Weaver has represented entities of all sizes, including solo inventors, technology start-ups and numerous leading-edge, multibillion-dollar corporations.
Mr Weaver has worked on IP matters involving many electrical, mechanical and software technologies, including the areas of analogue and digital circuits, business methods, cloud-based applications, cloud servers and data centres, computer graphics and architectures, databases, data security, desktop applications, integrated circuit packaging, internet-related applications, operating systems, microelectromechanical systems technology, mobile devices, nanotechnology, photolithography, power systems, processors, radio frequency communication, 3D television, radio frequency identification technology, semiconductors, machine learning and AI.
Mr Weaver was formerly a director at a major IP boutique and a co-founder and director of a small IP boutique, both with Washington DC addresses.
Prior to attending law school, Mr Weaver worked for several years as an engineer for a major defence aerospace contractor, and for several years as an engineer for a major defence system and semiconductor supplier. His work included designing analogue and digital circuits, writing software, administering computer systems and supporting electrical design automation software toolsets. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS degrees in both electrical engineering and engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a JD (with honours) from the University of Maryland. During law school, Mr Weaver was an associate editor for The Business Lawyer.
Weaver IP LLC is a leading IP law firm committed to securing clients’ investments in innovation through the procurement of IP rights. We prepare, file and prosecute patent and trademark applications for US and international corporations, helping clients secure their IP rights in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Our team’s degrees in law and engineering and years of industry experience let us understand our clients’ business objectives and provide the focused legal advice needed to achieve them. We strive to timely provide the highest quality service and work product in the industry.
Weaver IP’s attorneys and agents are graduates of top law schools and engineering universities, with many holding advanced technical degrees. Many of our attorneys have gained years of engineering experience working for top tech companies prior to beginning their legal careers. Furthermore, many of our attorneys have previously worked as patent examiners at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
We work closely with our clients to understand their budget constraints and internal processes. We use the most current electronic filing and docketing technology to reduce the overhead traditionally associated with the procurement and maintenance of IP assets. Budgets are provided on a routine basis and are reviewed regularly to ensure effective cost control. Our skilled personnel and streamlined structure enable us to provide exceptional service in a highly cost-effective manner in balance with business objectives.
We diligently keep our clients informed of the status of their IP matters. We interact extensively with the USPTO through in-person and telephonic interviews with examiners, allowing our attorneys and agents to establish cordial and professional relationships with USPTO personnel. We stay in close communication with our international associate firms to monitor and advance our international applications in their respective offices. We partner with litigation and trial attorneys of other law firms to provide our legal and technical expertise in support of litigation.
Weaver IP provides a variety of services, 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, 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, e-commerce, cloud computing, and machine learning/artificial intelligence.
Weaver IP, in its present and prior form, is consistently mentioned among the top IP firms in the United States, garnering top-tier rankings in the IAM Patent 1000 for its founding partner and the firm as a whole, as well as being recognised in other industry periodicals.