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Ideas Need Protection.

At Carstens & Cahoon, our dedicated team of registered patent attorneys, trademark professionals, and patent agents understands how to help ideas prosper. We understand that innovation is a business investment that must be developed. We understand that protecting your intellectual property assets is the first step in doing that. And we understand how that is done.

litigation of a grand scale, yet small enough to ensure partner involvement in each and every case. We can dedicate enormous resources to projects that warrant extra attention, particularly during the time-intensive phases of litigation. At the same time, we’re a prosecution powerhouse—filing hundreds of patent and trademark applications each year.

It’s done through technical knowledge and legal expertise, through a balance of aggressive pursuit and cost efficiency, through the effective use of proper legal tools and indepth analysis, and through working with you to understand your business goals and how intellectual property helps you achieve them.

Yet, unlike large multi-disciplinary firms, our attorneys are dedicated to one thing—helping clients navigate the intellectual property legal system. Our organizational structure ensures appropriate interaction between business staff, engineers, technical advisors, patent attorneys, and our firm’s partners—providing you with access to years of intellectual property experience with just one phone call.

We understand that, at times, protecting ideas requires an entire team of dedicated professionals. We’re large enough to handle patent and trademark prosecution and

With the resources of a large firm and the focus and personalized service of a boutique, Carstens & Cahoon is dedicated to protecting your ideas.

Carstens & Cahoon. Dedicated to Protecting Ideas.速

Dedicated Knowledge. Dedicated Resources.

The seeds of invention often require protection from the weather of today’s global competition. Carstens & Cahoon offers both the legal expertise and technical insight needed for ideas to prosper. We help our clients protect their intellectual property rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission, and state and federal courts.

a high level of command and competence to the courtroom and have litigated many patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret infringement suits. The firm’s arguments regarding validity and infringement have been instrumental in achieving favorable settlements for our clients. When settlement is not possible, our firm has the manpower and trial experience to vigorously pursue litigation through jury verdict.

PROSECUTION Carstens & Cahoon has extensive experience in obtaining patents, copyrights, and trademarks in fields as diverse as aviation, business methods, computer hardware and software, food technology, medical devices, oil field and mining equipment, and telecommunications. The firm prides itself in providing thorough protection for its clients with a deliberate combination of efficiency and tenacity.

COUNSELING Our attorneys offer a solid background in providing sound counseling on both infringement and validity. We regularly conduct infringement, validity, and due diligence studies in response to cease-and-desist letters or in advance of litigation. Additionally, our comprehensive right-to-use opinions are frequently used in the preliminary stages of investment decisions. Furthermore, our patent lawyers routinely assist clients in developing, marketing, managing, and enforcing patent portfolios both in the US and internationally.

LITIGATION The attorneys at Carstens & Cahoon bring

Our attorneys are not merely lawyers. They are also scientists, engineers, and computer programmers. Their diverse technical education and training enables them to short-circuit the learning curve on a wide spectrum of technologies, giving our attorneys more time to spend on what they do best—protecting clients’ innovations. At Carstens & Cahoon, we focus on technology-related industries where our corecompetencies have been built through hands-on experience and technical

training.These industries include aviation, chemical processing, computer software, computer hardware, cosmetics, digital signal processing, drilling equipment, food technology, medical devices, semiconductor processing, and telecommunications. By focusing on key market segments, we can concentrate our resources to provide faster, smarter, better-implemented solutions for our clients. Our dedication to staying current on everchanging technology helps us better protect technology-based ideas.

Dedicated to Understanding Diverse Technology.

In a world where a company’s equity is more and more often being determined by its intellectual property portfolio rather than by its fixed assets, protecting your ideas takes on a new level of importance. Now, your ideas have become your business. As you cultivate your intellectual property portfolio, C&C is poised to help you protect it through legal means appropriate in scale, effectiveness, and cost. We are dedicated to working with you—within your budget and timeline—to establish a strategic intellectual property program that converts ideas into assets to help your business grow.

Dedicated to Growing Business.

Dedicated to Intellectual Property. We are intellectual property attorneys dedicated to helping our clients with all of their intellectual property needs. Our services include: PATENTS • Patent prosecution • Patent litigation • Post-grant patent review • Validity and infringement analysis • Patent portfolio evaluation • Patent portfolio management • Patent brokerage • Patent licensing TRADEMARKS • Trademark applications and counsel • Trademark litigation and dispute resolution • Trademark oppositions and cancellations • Trademark clearance opinions • Trademark licensing • Domain name disputes COPYRIGHTS • Copyright registration • Copyright litigation

• Copyright licensing • Work-for-hire agreements TRADE SECRETS • Employment agreements • Confidentiality agreements • License agreements • Trade secret enforcement and litigation • Trade secret inventory analysis TECHNOLOGY-RELATED TRANSACTIONS • Non-disclosure agreements • Technology transfer agreements • Invention disclosure programs • Intellectual property licensing • Intellectual property evaluation • Intellectual property due diligence • Software development agreements • Product development agreements • Manufacturing agreements To find out more about how we provide the shelter ideas need, call us at 972-367-2001 or visit our website at Carstens & Cahoon. Dedicated to protecting ideas.®

13760 Noel Road | Suite 900 | Dallas, Texas 75240 PHONE: 972.367.2001 FAX: 972.367.2002 P.O. Box 802334 | Dallas, TX 75380 CCLAW.COM

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