This lawyer is licensed to practice NATIONALLY before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and has no record of discipline from the USPTO.
Russ Weinzimmer & Associates P.C. is a national patent law firm. Russ Weinzimmer founded the firm and is a very experienced Registered Patent Attorney. He is the former Chief Patent Counsel of an global high technology company.
We learn and understand our clients' situation and business objectives so we can aggressively provide cost-effective professional legal services. We effectively communicate with our clients regarding all available options, which enables our clients to make the best decisions for success.
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Serving small businesses & individual inventors NATIONWIDE
Milford NH 03055
Strategic Patent Law That Protects Your Idea From All Angles
TECHNICAL STRATEGY We will quickly understand your invention so we can protect it as in the most broad terms possible so your competitors cannot work around your patent. Our comprehensive and technical background allows us to work with world-class engineers, doctors, and inventors on all technology from the simplest to the most complicated. Being technologists - as well as attorneys - we can speak with inventors in their language while preparing new patent applications. LEGAL STRATEGY Litigation is expensive. We write patent applications thoroughly so competitors will not pursue a suit in the first place. Marketing companies and patent agents are not law firms. Without an attorney ensuring your application's quality, crucial details could be missed that could disquality your patent. Owner Russ Weinzimmer thoroughly oversees all patent applications before filing. Russ' decades of experience will be an asset to your patent. BUSINESS STRATEGY We write your patent application in accordance to your business goals. We can also help commercialize your invention after filing your application. We utilize strategy from advertising, sales, and marketing to guide the reader so to understand and grasp the value of your invention, making it attractive to investors with the end goal of netting a licensing deal. We can help you build a strategic roadmap to either license your invention to another company or maximize its value within your own business.
Before working with Cognex Corporation, Russ was involved in the preparation and prosecution of highly technical patent applications in a law firm environment full-time, while he attended law school in the evening. Russ prepared and prosecuted patent applications relating to computer software and hardware, communications, medical devices, speech recognition algorithms, semiconductor devices, signal processing, image processing, database algorithms, advanced computer systems, high-temperature superconductors, high-speed modem algorithms, medical imaging and analysis, optical devices, and computer disk storage devices. He also rendered patent infringement and patent validity opinions.
Although Russ Weinzimmer has worked with major corporations throughout the United States, our firm also works with many small businesses and individuals to help protect their inventions. We pride ourselves in providing the individual inventor and small business entrepreneur with personal and detailed attention to their specific needs. Unlike traditional law firms, we keep our overhead low by not leasing expensive downtown office space. We conduct business mostly via telephone and e-mail, as well as fax and courier. Our clients receive highly skilled representation at a sensible cost. We provide modest fees for senior-level, personal service - typically not usual with larger firms. We are as close to you as your phone!
Russ Weinzimmer has over twenty four years of experience in patent law, which includes seven years of experience doing complex patent preparation and prosecution in demanding law firm environments, seven years as management in a leading corporate environment, and over ten years in private law practice. Corporate and entrepreneurial experience prior to his career in law enables him to better understand the needs and objectives of his clients. Russ presently advises a variety of start-up ventures.
Chief Patent Counsel for Cognex Corporation
At Cognex Corporation, as Chief Patent Counsel, Russ was the first full-time in-house attorney at the company. Cognex is a global public company in the machine vision industry with more than $150 million annual revenue. Cognex Corporation won its law suit against Jerome Lemelson's limited partnership, and invalidated his machine vision patents that were used to extract millions in license fees from larger companies such as Ford and Motorola. Cognex was founded by three MIT graduates. Russ grew the patent portfolio from two issued patents with two patents pending, to over 115 issued patents with 133 patents pending, within seven years. Russ worked closely with engineers to strategically identify patentable technology. He personally prepared and filed eight new patent applications per year, working directly with world-class company founders/inventors.
Business and Marketing Experience
Prior to entering patent law, Russ was a co-founder of a software start-up, and was involved in various aspects of technology marketing in a corporate environment. He brings the perspectives gained through these business experiences to his practice of Strategic Patent Law.
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