Law Firm Philosophy
Streamlined. Personal. High Quality. High Tech Patent & Trademark Attorneys.
Call us during business hours and in most cases Michael Feigin, Esq. Larry Fridman, Esq. or Cheryl Figlin, Esq. will answer the phone personally. We prefer to have direct interactions with our clients and make things as simple and easy as possible. We believe in direct human interaction and while we've now received half a dozen (and growing) buyout offers from large firms, we like our independence and find it more rewarding to keep it to a small boutique firm where we are in charge of the work flow and work directly with you from beginning to end.
Our priority is customer service and quality work. If we believe something isn't patentable, we'll tell you. We have a lot of happy clients who, after we at first dissuaded them from seeking a patent application, rethought their strategies and concepts, and came back with something great.
We're big fans of the "Google method" of doing things. That is, we provide you with all the information about patents and trademarks. Take a look at our "patent guide" which walks you through the process of obtaining a patent in the United States and around the world in excrutiating detail. If you prefer, take a look at our numerous issued patents in fields ranging from telecom, medical, mechanical, business method, and electrical.
We love what we do for a living - we love tossing ideas back and forth, as well as searching for, and writing about all the new technology people have to offer. Come to us with your questions on patents, trademarks, and copyrights and tell us what you have in mind; then we provide the relevant information. Our collaboration will be enjoyable and professional for both parties - as well as profitable.
About the Patent Attorneys
Michael Feigin's background is in telecommunications, computer software (business method patents), computer hardware, and biological sciences. He does his own web programming (e.g., this website), runs the firm on Linux and open-source software, and even does the firm's search engine marketing (this website currently comes up among in the top results when you search for "patent attorney", "patent lawyer", "New York patent lawyer", "Pennsylvania patent lawyer" and so forth). His issued patents include quite a few in the telecommunications, engineering, mechanical, medical, and other fields. Learn more about Mr. Feigin >
Cheryl Figlin was previously a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She handles everything out of Pennsylvania locations. On your first consultation with Ms. Figlin, she will 'think like an Examiner' and tell you why the concept underlying your desired patent application could be rejected, and how best to present your case. She will then work with you to develop the concept in a way in which it will more likely make it to the final stages - an issued, broad, patent. Learn more about Ms. Figlin >
Working With Our Law Firm
We're available for in person consultations in New York City and Philadelphia, but we keep costs (and commuting time) lower by having our main office in Clifton, NJ. Cheryl works out of her home office in Allentown, PA. For international clients and even local clients we are also available to work with you via video conference using "Google Hangouts" or Skype.
We give every potential client some free time on the phone but when you're ready to schedule an appointment for further exploration, our Engagement Agreement and payment systems are electronic to make it easy to conduct business. We do charge a minimal initial consultation fee once we begin discussing details of your patent or trademark, but we will use this fee towards your Patent or Trademark application should you decide to move forward. The initial fee is payable on our website and is combined with the legally binding Engagement Agreement. The Engagement Agreement includes an explanation of our legal responsibility of confidentiality and elaborates on how the process of obtaining a patent or trademark proceeds.
Once you begin working with us, your invoices will be transmitted to you by e-mail with clickable buttons to send an e-check payment. If you prefer, fax or email your check instead and we'll debit it electronically. Telephone authorizations also work to transfer money from an account already on record. In this manner, we rarely use an attorney trust account and do not hold your money in abeyance. Interest from retainer money goes to the state. When the money is yours, you should be able to earn interest on it, not the government. The firm has an entirely electronic files so sharing your file with you at any time is a simple matter.
More Patent & Trademark Services We Provide
We also provide worldwide patent services. We file patents and trademarks around the world, as well as in the United States for international clients and international law firms.
Other services include copyrights, business formation, negotiations, licensing, and the like. If a matter goes to litigation, we work with one of three outside firms, depending on the type of case. We act as "in house counsel" for you while the litigators do their work in court. Similarly, we provide "of counsel" services, handling Patent and Trademark filings for outside firms, including The Law Firm of Jan Meyer and Associates and Jeanette Nakagawa Meng.
Call us today for a consultation! Michael can be reached at (973)685-5280 / (212)316-0381. Cheryl can be reached at (215)375-7940.