Patent & Trademark Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Law Office of Andrew Y. Schroeder1427 North Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028
Send an email
Law Firm OverviewThe Law Office of Andrew Y. Schroeder provides legal services in the field of Intellectual Property, specializing in Patent and Trademark. The firm is an affordable boutique firm and render legal services anywhere within the United States with regards to most transactional work such as registrations, licensing, contracts, etc.
Moreover, since we are based in Hollywood, California, we can meet in person as well to go over your particular Intellectual Property issues. Our website contains outstanding information to acquaint yourself with IP Law. You should acquaint yourself with some of the videos on our site.
Clients can save hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars by just doing a basic knock-out search. It is still advisable to seek the advise and guidance of an experienced lawyer who can determine if there is any potential exposure if your product or mark is used going forward.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Utility Patents; Process or Method Patent; Design Patents.
Areas of Law Description
Law Office of Andrew Y. Schroeder serves clients in the following areas:
- Trademark Law
Trademarks are basically those symbols, designs, words, colors, or other indicia which tells people the origin of a product or service. For this reason, many people refer to Trademarks as "source identifiers" because they identify the source of those goods or services. Another way to think of Trademark Law is a way to enforce and protect your business goodwill.
- Patent Law
Patents are essentially monopolies the US Government gives inventors for around 20 years in exchange for a disclosure on how those inventions work. The basis for Patent law derives its origin from the US Constitution. The three main types of patents are: Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Method Patents.
- Utility Patents
Utility patents are the most common types of applications submitted to the USPTO. Essentially, you can think of Utility Patents as being those things you can touch, see, and feel. Their patents cover the way in which they work, their composition, and assemblage. Examples include mousetraps, engines, and golf clubs.
- Process or Method Patent
This patent covers the various steps, methods, and processes taken in a sequence to create a specific and useful result. One of the more renowned types of Method Patents are the Business Method Patent. These patents can be generally defined by the fact they are not inventions that you can necessarily touch, see, and feel.
- Design Patents
Design Patents are unique inasmuch as they do not cover the way inventions work, what they are composed of, or how they are assembled. To the contrary, Design Patents specifically do not cover any sort of functional benefits whatsoever. Instead, as the name implies, they are used to protect novel and unique designs. These designs are purely ornamental in nature and can have no utility or function at all.
- Copyright Law
Copyrights are used primarily to protect the expression of ideas. As long as the expression of those ideas are fixed in a tangible medium and have at least some creative element in them, they can be protected. Some of these mediums include art, photography, choreography, movies, music, writings, and software.
- Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property (IP) can be generally defined or described as the products of the mind or 'mental manufacturing'. The main areas of Intellectual Property are Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. One of the things that you should know about IP is that there is overlap between the areas of law. It is possible that a single device can be patented, trademarked, and copyrighted.
- USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office)
Mr. Andrew Y. Schroeder, Esq.
More Information on Law Office of Andrew Y. SchroederPatents Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California Trademark Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law Firm in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, California Utility Patent Attorney
Copyright Lawyer in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California Design Patents Law Firm
About the Law Office of Andrew Y. Schroeder
Law Office of Andrew Y. Schroeder Blog