PRACTICE AREA

An Intellectual Property Law Firm in Silicon Valley

No matter the technology or the field, success in complex industries comes down to protection and commercialization of your intellectual property. Providentia has a team of over 20 business-savvy IP lawyers and technologists, many at expert-witness level.

Secure your intellectual property with seasoned, tech-experienced counsel

Our areas of expertise: 

Intellectual property

Providentia offers guidance on developing intellectual property strategies for your business. We ensure that your designs, branding, and technology are protected. Our intellectual property lawyers are experts in copyright, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets and can assist with developing, licensing, selling, or acquiring intellectual property, both domestically and abroad. Providentia specializes in addressing intellectual property issues that arise during mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and code contributions to open source software (OSS) projects. Because our attorneys have experience advising businesses from startups to public companies in the fast-paced San Francisco technology industry, we develop intellectual property strategies that grow with you.

Patents

Our team of secondees can help you perform due diligence on patents, investigate patent landscapes, and vet submissions to open source software projects. Additionally, we provide our clients opinions on patent infringement, validity, and patentability. We also specialize in crafting state-of-the-art patent portfolio management strategies aligned with your business goals, including creating procedures for patent harvesting. We have demonstrated experience growing a patent portfolio, from creating procedures for patent harvesting, drafting patent applications, through to conducting appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Additionally, our attorneys are experienced in patent prosecution abroad, at the European Patent Office (EPO) and through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).  

Copyrights

Our professionals specialize in the registration and management of copyrighted assets, ensuring that all rights are secured for your work. Our attorneys stay up to date with the latest developments in copyright law, especially regarding whether works generated using artificial intelligence are copyrightable.  

Trademarks

Our attorneys specialize in the prosecution of trademark applications, including trademark landscape searches and clearance. We help protect your brand and the goodwill behind it by choosing distinctive word marks and designs, in the right classes of goods and services.  

Trade Secrets

Our lawyers can assist with performing due diligence analysis of business trade secrets and developing best practices to maintain secrecy.

What makes Providentia different from other intellectual property law firms?

As a San Francisco-based intellectual property law firm specializing in the technology industry in the Bay Area and beyond, our deep pool of expertise in these practice areas gives our clients immediate access to top professionals focused on meeting your every need. Let us assemble a team that is tailor-made to meet the unique goals of your business and can help you navigate the complex area of intellectual property. As projects evolve, clients have the flexibility to scale the secondment team accordingly. Should any new challenges arise, Providentia has a roster of team members with specific knowledge of how to overcome those challenges. Providentia offers this custom solution with uncompromising quality and a competitive price compared to traditional outside counsel relationships.

TESTIMONIALS

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ABOUT PROVIDENTIA
Providentia is a tech transactions law firm that’s designed to provide counsel and services which are tailored to the needs of growing technology companies. We take an integrated approach to legal services, working directly with your team to provide comprehensive strategies that go beyond traditional legal analysis.
HOW WE WORK

Select the level of engagement that best fits your legal needs:​

Outside Counsel

Work with Providentia as much or as little as you need in a traditional outside counsel engagement format to gain access to a firm with specialized experience serving the legal needs of technology businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Secondment

Gain complete access to a dedicated attorney for a defined contract term. Secondment is an excellent option when your business has legal needs of a long duration or you’d prefer to deeply integrate an attorney into your team.

CASE STUDIES

Examples of our intellectual property law work:

Providentia Augments a Client’s Patent Due Diligence Process With Experienced IP Secondees

Providentia recently assisted a client with a patent due diligence process with a nearly two-year-long backlog of unprocessed requests. Once engaged, Providentia went to work immediately assembling a team of secondees specializing in due diligence. The secondment team, already familiar with due diligence processes, was able to quickly integrate with the client’s existing internal legal counsel, thereby minimizing any delay associated with traditional methods of increasing legal staff. With Providentia’s help, the backlog was cleared within six months. Now, the secondment team continues to accelerate the due diligence process so that new due-diligence requests are processed more quickly than ever – increasing rapport with engineering and other internal clients. Now, the client is able to solicit a greater volume of requests from their engineers and maximize the value of every engineering dollar spent.

Protecting your brand and your brainchild

We have established trademarks for our start up clients, and successfully prosecuted software and medtech patents for tech companies in the US and abroad.

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