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Why Choose Us

We have each dedicated more than thirteen years to patent and trademark law. We are good at what we do and have a track record at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to prove it. (Click here to see examples of our patent work published on the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.)

We are a small law firm built to meet the patent and trademark needs of small businesses. Small businesses have particular goals and constraints. We work and bill in a way that recognizes and respects the unique challenges of owning and operating a small business.

For example, whenever possible, we give our clients firm, up front quotes so they can make an informed decision before we start on their matter. This helps our clients budget their funds efficiently and effectively.

Many small businesses hire a big law firm simply because they don't know where else to go. Small businesses that go that route can be disappointed when their matter does not get the attention they feel it deserves. Some rightly become upset when the senior attorney they thought they were hiring moves on to bigger fish and hands their matter off to a junior associate.

We do not operate like a big law firm. When clients hire us, they know who will actually be doing their work. They don't have to worry about their matter becoming a "learning experience" for a recent law school graduate!

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About Us

Warren M. Pate

Brett H. Peterson

Samples of Our Patent Work Published on U.S. Patent Office Website