About Us

Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C. is an intellectual property ("IP") law firm. We are different.  We have a non-pyramid structure of seasoned attorneys who personally handle our client’s work—with technical proficiency and economic efficiency.  We have real experience in IP law along with degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering and years of practical engineering experience. 

Trop, Pruner & Hu is repeatedly named as a "Go-To Law Firm" for intellectual property representation, in the annual surveys of the FORTUNE 500 by Corporate Counsel magazine.

We provide the following services:

1.            Obtain and register patents, trademarks, and copyrights;
2.            Litigate IP; and
3.            Formulate IP strategy, draft opinions, and perform IP due diligence.

Specifically, we help clients obtain and register patents and trademarks. Our patent attorneys are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  We prepare patent applications in high technology fields, including semiconductor circuitry and devices, memory devices, digital and analog electronics circuitry at the system and board levels, computer architectures, networks and systems, digital imaging technology, consumer electronics, communications technology, software technology, oil field equipment technology, and medical devices.

Our trademark attorneys have significant legal experience in addressing domestic and international trademark matters, including the management of major trademark portfolios, prosecution of trademark applications both domestically and abroad, development of comprehensive licensing programs, and litigation of trademark disputes in the federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  Our trademark attorneys regularly counsel clients in evaluating and registering new trademarks, and addressing issues of protection and infringement around the world.  They also assist clients with tackling challenges such as rights to Internet domain names, web-based infringements, sophisticated counterfeiting and gray market importation, and the implications of celebrity endorsements and comparative advertising.

We protect IP worldwide. We obtain and register patents and trademarks in foreign countries and provide counsel in licensing and enforcement of those IP rights. We have a large network of relationships with attorneys in foreign countries so we can provide our clients with local representation around the word.

We have real trial experience—with excellent results. With broad legal and technical expertise, we handle complex cases efficiently. Our patent related cases have involved technologies as diverse as automotive electronics, digital video technology, computer technology, and pipeline rehabilitation. We also handle trademark and copyright cases.  The firm is open to innovative litigation fee arrangements.

Finally, we provide high quality legal services at a fair cost. We work with clients to ensure legal costs remain balanced with business objectives. Budgets are provided and are reviewed regularly to ensure effective cost control.

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