Practice Areas


The Law Offices of Michael A. Blake, LLC helps inventors and businesses analyze and select an overall IP strategy. We can file provisional patent applications, utility patent applications, and design patent applications. We also file for international patent protection, including applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Law Offices of Michael A. Blake, LLC can guide applications into national phase prosecution in foreign countries. We provide freedom to operate, infringement and validity opinions. We have successfully filed appeals and defended reexaminations at the USPTO. We have experience in patent licensing and negotiation. We have experience in many technology fields including consumer goods, complex mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, biomedical technology and software patents. Also, we can assist in litigation avoidance and design-around efforts to avoid patent infringement liability. In addition, we can assist with patent rejection and litigation actions in state and federal courts and proceedings before the USPTO.


The Law Offices of Michael A. Blake, LLC provides trademark legal services, such as the selection, clearance, registration and protection of trademarks and service marks both in the United States and in international jurisdictions.


In addition, we counsel clients with respect to securing rights in, and clearing use of copyrightable and copyrighted works, including acquisition, federal application, registration, clearances, and licensing of copyrightable works.