The Law Office of Gerald Maliszewski is an intellectual property law firm specializing in patent prosecution. We have a national presence and are located in San Diego, CA.
All work is managed by Attorney Gerald Maliszewski. Mr. Maliszewski is an intellectual property attorney practicing patent prosecution, licensed by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the state of California. Some of our practice areas include IC, liquid crystal display (LCD), and light emitting diode (LED) display fabrication, software, telephonic technologies, switch fabric, processors, storage, optical and Ethernet transceivers, radio frequency (RF) circuity, and antennas. The Law Office of Gerald Maliszewski is a leading law firm in the filing of patent applications with the USPTO. Gerald has filed approximately 1000 patents applications in the course of his career. With 15 years of previous experience as a radio frequency (RF) engineer and over 20 years now as a patent attorney, Gerald has substantive expertise in a number of electrical technologies and a proven track record at getting applications issued as patents. Gerald worked in-house at Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. (SLA) in the late 1990’s. In 1999 Gerald joined the Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich law firm in San Diego, and 2 years later opened his own practice. Gerald has represented clients in San Diego, Sunnyvale, Huntington Beach, Austin, Camas (WA), Ottawa (Canada), and Andover (MA).
What Sets Us Apart?
Mr. Maliszewski uses his technical expertise and legal understanding to most effectively protect your intellectual property. Mr. Maliszewski has represented many inventors who are just getting started. Gerald has also practiced patent prosecution for large corporations. Whether you are a corporation or an individual inventor, we have a respect for your innovation and a sincere passion to help you succeed. Our first priority is to provide the highest level of quality and affordable legal services to our clients. Through vigorous patent prosecution The Law Office of Gerald Maliszewski provides their clients with a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace. The firm focuses on you, the client. Our goal is to build a close relationship with our clients, through individualized service starting with your initial consultation, to the successful prosecution of your patent. An initial consultation is always free of charge. Unlike other law firms, we do not utilize less experienced attorneys to assist in your patent prosecution. Mr. Maliszewski works closely with every client. He will be your point of contact throughout the prosecution of your patent. As a respected patent attorney Mr. Maliszewski stands ready to vigorously prosecute and defend your patent.
WHAT IS A PATENT?
A patent is a document issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that protects your invention from being made or sold by competitors for a period of 20 years. A utility patent application includes a written description of the invention, a series of black and white drawings, and a set of claims. Provisional applications, a less formal type of patent application, may be filed before a utility application, but then must be converted into a utility application within 12 months. Utility applications are the most common type of patent application and this is where you define your invention in the form of claims. It is the claims of a utility patent that prevent your invention from being practiced by others.
WHO NEEDS A PATENT?
Corporations, business owners, and entrepreneurs spend an enormous amount of time and money researching and developing new ideas, products, and processes. In order to protect their products, companies and entrepreneurs need patents to prevent others from manufacturing, using, and selling their new products, or stealing their new intellectual property. Patents provide you with the right to stop others from copying your patented products or processes and allow you to collect damages from any unauthorized use of your patented product or process. We help you create a diversified patent portfolio that is strategically built around a particular product or technology, and that provides protection on a corresponding number of levels.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A PATENT?
You must file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will then examine the patent application. Since there are stringent requirements in the filing of a patent application, and the examination process is both rigorous and formal, you are best protected by a patent attorney advocating on your behalf.
WHO OWNS A PATENT?
A patent can be owned by an individual, a group of individuals, or a company. Businesses often take ownership of a patent from inventors, in return for compensation, in the form of an assignment. Assigned patents can be purchased, sold, or transferred like any other form of property.
HOW LONG DOES THE PATENT PROCESS TAKE?
If you are looking to protect your invention, don’t wait. Establishing an early priority date is a critical means of “locking out” the competition. Our firm can work very quickly on your behalf to file your patent application and protect your property. With sufficient inventor cooperation, the process of filing a patent can be completed within just a few days.