Tran & Associates

Nationwide Innovative IP Law Firm Offering High Quality Patents

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Firm Overview

Tran & Associates was established in 2005. We help domestic and international clients with patents and trademark services. We specialize in getting you the best quality patents and trademarks. Our hallmarks are:

• Top quality legal services at affordable prices: Our lawyers all have outstanding academic and work backgrounds and an average of more than 10 years of experience.

• Efficiency: By using world class technology and not having expensive offices or a large administrative staff, we have significantly cut the cost of traditional legal services without sacrificing quality. We pass these savings on to you.

• Innovation: We have developed innovative, patented and patent-pending software tools to help you prepare your own patent applications. Our law firm stands behind you to help you complete your patent application and navigate the process at the USPTO

Example cases

US Patent No. 7345505

Alterable application specific integrated circuit (ASIC)

A highly economical, alterable ASIC implements partitioned segments of an ASIC design in a smaller Silicon foot-print, each segment utilizing the entire IC.

US Patent No. 7202735

Multi-band power amplifier module for wireless communication devices

A multi-band power amplifier module includes a first power amplifier that amplifies a first input radio frequency signal in a first frequency band in response to a first bias control signal.

US Patent No. 7123088

Power amplifier module for wireless communication devices

A power amplifier module for amplifying radio frequency signals includes a radio frequency power amplifier including one or more semiconductor transistors.

US Patent No. 7071783

Temperature-compensated power sensing circuit for power amplifiers

An amplifier circuit for amplifying radio frequency signals having temperature compensation and bias compensation.
See other sample work here.

Main Office

Main
2900 Gordon Avenue
Suite 100
Santa Clara  CA  95051

Phone
  • (408) 528-7490
Fax
  • (408) 735-0564

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I offer a one hour free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer Hourly as well as Fixed Price Patent Preparation Services. I will provide first time Nolo clients a 10% discount if they mention Nolo.

Hourly Rates

$350

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I am accessible by email at any time.

Office Manager

Irene

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • San Jose Office
    3103 Glen Alto Court
    San Jose,  CA  95148
  • Saratoga Office
    PO Box 68
    Saratoga,  CA  95071

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

I love the merger of technology and law. I am up every morning working on patent applications and I love my work.

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

I am an inventor, so I appreciate the client's viewpoints on cost control and quality.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

I am a techie and so I love technology. Patents and IP law are perfect for me.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Working with innovative clients and seeing new products/businesses emerge from my work.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I am a solo practitioner, so my clients deal with me. I have a great patent agent who helps me compile materials and research so I can do the final work. I have done many computer automation tools, so I have reduced staff cost due to high levels of computer tool usage.

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

I think the best patents are done when clients educate themselves about the legal aspects of patenting. I have always supported clients who self learn about patenting and I have developed software to help people prepare their own patent applications.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am glad to do so. I have developed software to help people prepare their own patent applications and I am glad to help review documents drafted by clients.

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

I have developed software to help people prepare their own patent applications.

Bao Tran

I was General Counsel for TRG Holdings, a call center holding company.
Prior to TRG, I was Associate General Counsel for Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN), and before that, I was with the firm of Fish & Richardson.

I am an inventor, so I appreciate the client's viewpoints on cost control and quality.

I see the high level IP landscape quickly due to my technical and legal expertise. I help clients achieve their strategic IP needs in protecting the business and/or the invention.

Personal interests:

I love hiking in Yosemite and High Sierra. I also like to travel and meet new people and see new places.

License
  • Bar Number: 195048
    California , 1998
Education
  • University of Houston Law Center
    Juris Doctorate , 1993
    Houston, TX
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • International Business Law Review
  • Columbia University
    Master of Business Administration , 1987
    New York, NY
    • President, Columbia Computer Club
    • Co-Chairman, "Meet the Executives Program"
  • Rice University
    Bachelor of Science , 1985
    Houston, TX

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