Tran & Associates

Tran & Associates

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 USPO.
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Main Office

4701 Patrick Henry Dr,
Building 16
Santa Clara CA 95054


(408) 528-7490


(408) 735-0564


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


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


Emergency After Hours


Other Offices

San Jose Office
3103 Glen Alto Court
San Jose

Saratoga Office
PO Box 68

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

Tran & Associates

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.


Bar Number: 195048
California, 1998


University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 1993

Columbia University
Master of Business Administration, 1987

Rice University
Bachelor of Science, 1985

Bao Tran

Tran & Associates

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