The Watkins Firm registers and protects our clients patents and intellectual property in San Diego. We are one of the most creative and productive regions in a state which is second only to Japan internationally in the number of patents granted each year. California businesses were granted more than has more than 40,000 patents in the most recent statistical year, which is more than four times the number of patents granted to the next closest state in the union, and more than any other country in the world with the exception of Japan (52,409).
Locally Carlsbad is the leading source of patents and intellectual property in San Diego according to the San Diego Tribune. Carlsbad boasts 12 patents for every 1,000 workers, outpacing even San Francisco (8 patents/1,000 workers), San Jose (3/1,000) and San Diego itself (3.6/1,000). As a region, there are more patents and intellectual property in San Diego yearly than almost anywhere else in the world. The intellectual property attorneys at the Watkins Firm will help your company to protect its creativity and original creations and ideas. We assist with protecting all forms of intellectual property including:
Patents protect those who “invent or discover any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” Trademarks protect symbols, names, words, images, colors or sounds which distinguish your corporate products, services or processes or to indicate the source of those products or services. Copyrights protect original works of writing, music, video, or other creative endeavors whether the work is published or unpublished.
Once a patent, trademark, or copyright is obtained the Watkins Firm intellectual property attorneys protect and defend your corporate assets against illegal use or infringement. We support negotiations for licensing of your intellectual property and carefully craft the contracts and associated documents which allow you to leverage those assets to increase your presence and profitability around the world.
If you are concerned about registering, applying for or protecting patents and intellectual property in San Diego including a trademark or copyright we invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.