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HFZ has partnered with Nielsen to help us advance from a few patent filings a year to one of the top patenting entities in the world. They have delivered top notch results with an innovative approach to delivering cost effective services. As a result, they are our go-to patent prosecution firm.
Eric Dale, Former Chief Legal Officer, Nielsen
According to the IPO survey of 2018 patent owners, HFZ represents 5 of the top 15 US based patenting entities. 2018 Top 300 Patent Owners
IPO, 2018 Top 300 Survey
I have worked with Jim Flight for over 20 years and he and his team have always provided excellent legal advice regarding my company’s intellectual property. HFZ is very detailed and thorough and has written and filed over one hundred patents on my company’s behalf. In 2017, Crain’s Business named Kolcraft the second most innovative company in Chicago based on the patent’s likely market value of the innovation and whether it’s likely to hold up in litigation. As the patent prosecutors, HFZ deserves a lot of credit for this achievement. HFZ has also provided sound advice to support our policy of respecting third party patents during our new product development.
Tom Koltun, President, Kolcraft
I first worked with HFZ while employed as a Patent Attorney at Hewlett-Packard. I was serving on an internal Quality Team at HP, and HFZ was retained by HP to audit the quality of HP’s recent patent application filings. After providing feedback relating to HP’s recent filings, HP retained HFZ to draft and prosecute patent applications. Since joining VMware in 2011, I have continued to send work to HFZ. Inventors love working with HFZ attorneys, and HFZ excels at invention harvesting and continuation practice. One characteristic that sets HFZ apart from other firms is consistent work product. HFZ does a great job supervising work from new attorneys, and I am impressed at how quickly new attorneys come up to speed. I highly recommend HFZ.
David Plettner, Senior IP Counsel, VMware, Inc.
Rite-Hite has been an HFZ client since 2005, and we could not be more pleased with their expertise, professionalism and willingness to work both for and with us to obtain value-added IP protection. HFZ has also been very flexible about how we work together - as we have advanced from doing most of the substantive patent work ourselves, and using HFZ primarily for docketing and filing, to a situation where our internal patent professionals now manage the insightful patent prosecution work performed at HFZ. It is gratifying to have this kind of relationship with a professional services firm, and I would give an unqualified recommendation of HFZ to anyone seeking an IP law firm with excellent skills and customer service.
Matthew C. McNeill, Chief Innovation Officer, Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
4 of the top 10 US patent companies of 2018 look to HFZ for counsel according to IFI Patent services published at ificlaims.com
HFZ partner Chris George speaks at USPTO Design Day concerning design patent portfolio management.
Chris George, Speaker and Panel Moderator, “Design Patent Portfolio Management: An In-House Perspective”, 13th Annual USPTO Design Day, April 25, 2019 at the USPTO.
James Flight spoke by invitation at the Maiwald Seminar: Protection and enforcement of software inventions in DE, KR and US in Munich, DE in June of 2019.
Recent Patent Grants
12 Mar 2019
Brooks et al.
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MONIT...
Methods and apparatus for monitoring a dock leveler are disclosed herein. One example dock leveler system for us...Read More
5 Feb 2019
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDRESS...
Cache memory mapping techniques are presented. A cache may contain an index configuration register. The register...Read More
5 Feb 2019
Thakar et al.
SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DETECT DOM...
Systems and methods for detection of domain generated algorithms (DGA) and their command and control (C&C) s...Read More
12 Mar 2019
Han et al.
A machine may be configured to generate one or more audio fingerprints of one or more segments of audio data. Th...Read More
9 Apr 2019
Abadie et al.
The ornamental design for a chair back, substantially as shown and described.Read More
19 Mar 2019
Wijffels et al.
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTI...
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to identify non-uniformity in a vehicle steering system are disc...Read More
26 Feb 2019
Margherio et al.
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MONITO...
Methods and apparatus to monitor work vehicles and to generate worklists to order the repair of such work vehicl...Read More
19 Mar 2019
Singh et al.
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PREDIC...
Methods and apparatus of modeling work vehicle data and predicting machine failures based on the same are disclo...Read More
23 Apr 2019
Knight et al.
ANALYSIS OF CONTROLLED AND AUTO...
An example system disclosed herein includes an analyzer to determine a first priming characteristic of media at ...Read More
12 Feb 2019
Colson et al.
CONTROL OF ARCHITECTURAL OPENIN...
Apparatus and methods for controlling architectural opening coverings are described herein . An example apparatu...Read More
26 Mar 2019
Hsieh et al
DEEP LEARNING MEDICAL SYSTEMS A...
Methods and apparatus for monitoring and improving imaging system operation are provided . An example apparatus ...Read More
29 Jan 2019
Lukanuski et al .
DISPLAY SCREEN OR PORTION THERE...
A portion of the disclosure of this patent document contains material for which a claim for copyright is made . ...Read More
19 Mar 2019
DISTRIBUTING COMMUNICATION OF A...
Methods , apparatus and articles of manufacture for distributing communication of a data stream among multiple d...Read More
19 Feb 2019
NOISE ATTENUATORS FOR USE WITH ...
Example noise attenuators for use with process control devices are described herein . An example apparatus inclu...Read More
26 Mar 2019
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONDU...
Methods and apparatus for conducting in - service testing of a pneumatic signal amplifier are disclosed . In res...Read More
7 May 2019
Kalus et al.
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DETERM...
Examples to determine media impressions using distributed demographic information are disclosed . An example app...Read More
29 Apr 2019
Doshi et al
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PERFOR...
A method to perform atomic transactions in non - volatile memory ( NVM ) under hardware transactional memory is ...Read More
30 Apr 2019
Nagisetty et al
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MODIFY...
An example wearable device includes a haptic actuator to produce an output haptic vibration in response to a tar...Read More
19 Feb 2019
Johnson et al.
ACTUATOR ASSEMBLIES TO DEPLOY A...
Example actuator assemblies to deploy aircraft leading edge flaps and seals for aircraft leading edge flaps are ...Read More
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