Grant's Law Firm

Full Service IP Law Firm — Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Practical Business Advice Without A Premium Price

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Firm Overview

Grant's Law Firm is uniquely positioned to advise individuals, start-ups and small business clients, to offer them premium, individualized legal services without a premium price. We use advanced office techniques and technologies to reduce staffing needs and employ other cost-saving measures to reduce our overhead. When you need a practitioner with a very specialized focus, we retain experienced colleagues having that particular expertise on a contract basis. Thus, our clients receive large firm, top-notch legal advice, but at reasonable small firm prices. The cornerstone of our success is the quality relationships that we maintain with clients.

Main Office

Main
3638 University Avenue
Suite 203
Riverside  CA  92501

Phone
  • (951) 544-5248
  • (949) 296-9881
  • (760) 239-6666

Fees

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Grant's Law Firm is uniquely positioned to advise individuals, start-ups and small business clients, to offer them premium, individualized legal services without a premium price. While we offer the kind of work product expected from a large law firm, we retain small firm efficiency and focus on personalized service to individuals, businesses and business owners throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California.

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Hourly Rates

Rates vary; Project estimates can be provided so as to stay within a client's budget

Office Information

Office Hours

Available by appointment

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm


Saturday & Sunday - Limited Hours occasionally

Emergency After Hours

No

Other Offices


  • 7545 Irvine Center Drive #200
    Irvine,  CA  92618

  • 655 North Central Avenue, 17 Floor
    Glendale,  CA  91203
  • Irvine Office
    7545 Irvine Center Drive
    Suite #200
    Irvine,  CA  92618
  • Glendale Office
    655 North Central Avenue
    Suite 17 Floor
    Glendale,  CA  91203
Intellectual Property
New ideas are the fuel of progress and the foundation of success. Grant's Law Firm will help you protect your ideas so your business can thrive in today's competitive marketplace.
At Grant's Law Firm, in Glendale, Irvine or Riverside, California, our attorneys advise and represent Southern California County businesses and individuals in all areas of intellectual property law and protection, including:

- Trademarks: Protecting words, names, symbols, sounds or colors that distinguish goods and services. Unlike patents, trademarks can be renewed forever as long as they are being used. The Nike swoosh on an article of clothing or footwear helps distinguish the product and identify Nike as the source of the goods for that product.
- Patents: Utility patents protect any useful processes, machines, manufactured articles and compositions of matter (chemicals and chemical compounds). Utility patent holders gain the right to exploit the invention or process for 20 years. Design patents protect the appearance, style or design of an object of manufacture and guard against unauthorized use.
- Trade dress, or the packaging, bottling or labeling of a product, focuses on the appearance of a manufactured item. The Campbell's Soup label is an instantly recognizable example. Trade dress registration is similar to trademark registration.
- Trade secrets are information that companies keep secret so they maintain an advantage over the competition. In order to qualify as a trade secret, the owner must take precautions to maintain its secrecy. The formula for Coca-Cola is the most famous trade secret.
- Copyrights protect works such as writings, music and art works, software codes, and instructional manuals from being reproduced, adapted, publicly distributed, or publicly displayed without authorization. A copyright does not protect the idea itself, but rather the author's expression of that idea. The United States Copyright Office registers copyrights. Currently a copyright lasts the life of the author plus 70 years.
- Domain Names We advise on how to protect your Internet domain and Website content in a fast moving, complex web environment.

Our Intellectual Property Attorneys meet frequently with business executives, inventors, and artists, helping them establish the copyright, trademark and patent strategies that will best protect their intellectual property. We conduct trademark and patent searches within the United States and worldwide. We also provide clients with an accurate assessment of the chances that their trademark will qualify for registration. We assist them with licenses that allow others to use their trademarks, copyrights and patents legally, or conversely for the client to legally use the intellectual property of others.

Intellectual property rights initially vest with the person that conceives of the invention. For example, if a company hires an employee / independent contractor, intellectual property rights initially vest with the employee / independent contractor. As such, companies can acquire those rights by one of three ways from employees / independent contractors. First, a formal Invention Assignment Agreement can be executed when the employee begins employment. The Agreement assigns certain inventions of the employee to the company. Second, invention rights can also be acquired by way of the Employed-to-Invent doctrine. In particular, to the extent that the employer specifically hires or directs an employee to exercise inventive faculties, the invention is owned by the employer. Third, even if the employer does not have full rights to the employee's invention, the employer may still have a "shop right" to use the invention without liability for infringement depending on whether the employee utilized company assets to develop the invention.

To learn how we help companies protect their intellectual property, contact us today for an initial consultation. Call (888) 937-7555 to speak with an IP lawyer at one of our Southern California offices.
Patents
Our experience has shown that over time, businesses develop a number of valuable IP assets. Through our cost-efficient approach, we can help you create an inventory of your present, future and past intellectual property assets & make recommendations.
At Grant's Law Firm, our lawyers assist inventors and businesses with obtaining patent protection for the products they or their employees develop. Without a patent obtained by the inventor or owner, others can make, sell, use and import your invention, without permission, and avoid paying any compensation, royalties or license fees.

Patent Rights
Initially vest with the person that conceives of the invention. For example, if a company hires an independent contractor, patent rights would initially vest with the independent contractor. If the company hiring the independent contractor wants to exploit the invention, the company must acquire the patent rights from the independent contractor through an assignment. As such, Companies should negotiate with the independent contractor before hiring the independent contractor with respect to ownership of the intellectual property to prevent any problems down the road.

Types of patents
Our attorneys will assist with any type of patent application. In the United States, Patent protection is only acquired by filing a patent application with the USPTO. The process is complex and can take several years. We will work with you to describe the product as broadly as possible while documenting its novelty. This will maximize licensing possibilities in the future.

Our Southern California patent lawyer can assist you with the process of applying for all types of patents, including:

Utility patents.
These patents protect the functionality of an invention. They are granted for any new, useful and non-obvious process, machine, manufactured article, composition of matter, and to new and useful improvements of inventions. A utility patent is good for 20 years from the date of filing.

Design patents.
A design patent protects the overall appearance of an invention, including its ornamental shape and design. It is granted to protect any novel, non-functional design elements and is good for 14 years from the date of the issuance of the patent. In the United States, Ornamental designs of jewelry, furniture, beverage containers and computer icons are examples of objects that are covered by design patents.

Provisional patent applications.
For those clients with a limited budget who wish to protect their rights quickly, a provisional patent application may be appropriate. Though the provisional patent will expire within one year if it is not upgraded to a utility patent, it will give the inventor a priority date while further resources can be gathered to seek additional infringement protection.

Foreign patents.
While a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) protects a patent in all 50 States and U.S. territories and possessions, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) allows a patent applicant to achieve protection of an invention in other countries throughout the world who are signatories of the PCT.

Follow-up by experienced patent attorney:
After your patent application has been filed, the USPTO usually issues at least one Office Action. It is necessary at that point to present arguments to the patent examiner why the invention is patentable and distinct based upon the differences between the invention and the prior art cited by the examiner. We assist clients with this process.

Licenses:
For entrepreneurs not interested in producing their inventions, our licensing attorneys can help license your patents to manufacturers. We can help you develop a license agreement that will protect your invention and compensate you for your contribution. Conversely, for businesses interested in using the patented product of an inventor, Grant's Law Firm, can help negotiate a License so the business can lawfully make, use, sell or import the product.

Grant's Law Firm's attorneys in Riverside County, Orange County, or Los Angeles County will advise you how best to protect inventions or business methods that you would like to patent and any other Intellectual Property developed by you. Take action before your ideas and rights slip away. Contact our Patent Lawyers in Irvine, Glendale, or Riverside office to discuss any issue related to patents.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients who have an understanding of the law make wonderful clients. If a client is already familiar with the concepts then they will understand why I am taking a particular action.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am happy to review a client's document and provide advise relating to that document.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

It is my belief that an attorney who chooses to represent himself has a fool for a client. As such, I discourage a client from trying to represent themselves in any legal matter.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Grant's Law Firm is uniquely positioned to advise individuals, start-ups and small business clients, to offer them premium, individualized legal services without a premium price. We use advanced office techniques and technologies to reduce staffing needs and employ other cost-saving measures to reduce our overhead. When you need a practitioner with a very specialized focus, we retain experienced colleagues having that particular expertise on a contract basis. Thus, our clients receive large firm, top-notch legal advice, but at reasonable small firm prices. The cornerstone of our success is the quality relationships that we maintain with clients.

Allan Grant

Allan H. Grant established his own practice in 2009 in Southern California, after working for a small to mid size law firm for eight (8) years. His clients include entrepreneurs and owners of emerging and established companies. Mr. Grant has chosen to emphasize Intellectual property, Business and Corporate Law, Business Formation, Litigation and defense of employment matters for employers in his practice. Mr. Grant has acted as outside general counsel for small and medium size businesses.

License
  • Bar Number: 213658
    California , 2001
Education
  • University of Califonia of Riverside
    B.S. , 1996
    Riverside, CA
  • California Western School of Law
    J.D. , 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Intellectual Property - Patent, Trademark, Copyright
  • University of Califonia of Riverside
    B.S. , 1996
    Riverside, CA
  • California Western School of Law
    J.D. , 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Intellectual Property - Patent, Trademark, Copyright

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