Practice Areas

Hershkovitz & Associates is a full-service patent law firm specializing in patent prosecution before the USPTO and coordination of foreign patent filings for

  • Electrical/Electronics/Business Methods
  • Internet/Computer Arts/Communications
  • Biotechnology/Life Sciences
  • Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy/Environment
  • Nanotechnology/Materials Science
  • Mechanical/Aerospace

International Patent Services

  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent Prosecution Highway

Patent Prosecution & Registration

  • Patent Drafting
  • Applications – Provisional, Non-provisional
  • Information Disclosure Statements (IDS)
  • Responses to Office Actions
  • Expedited Examinations:

–  Fast Track Accelerated Examination Program
–  First Action Interview
–  Patent Prosecution Highway

Advanced Patent Prosecution

  • Reexamination Proceedings
  • Appeals and Interferences
  • Petitions to:

–  Claim an earlier filing date
–  Revive abandoned applications
–  Reinstate expired patents
–  Expedite consideration or examination

Patent Maintenance & Management

  • Annuities and Maintenance Fees
  • Patent Portfolio Management

Patent Information Search & Analysis

  • Prior Art Search and Analysis

For further information, please see our slide presentations on the following topics:

Patent Law and Prosecution Before the USPTO

Patent Application Filing at the USPTO

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

Petition Practice Before the USPTO

Reexamination Practice Before the USPTO

Reexaminations, Petitions, Practice Before the USPTO

USPTO Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences

AIA – U.S. Patent Reform Overview

AIA – U.S. Patent Reform Overview – Korean