Doing the Impossible (Raychem)

A high-end maker of electronic components asked us to prosecute a pending patent application on the “NOLF” clip, ubiquitous in the telecommunications industry. At the time, copycats had obtained opinions that it was impossible to obtain broad patent coverage for the clip. Despite this, we obtained broad patent coverage. This allowed the company to generate millions of dollars of high-margin sales for their entire product line in the telecommunications connector market.

Patenting Success (Cera)

A start up company’s success depended on obtaining a patent for its microliter separation device. In exchange for an exclusive buying arrangement, a prospective customer with significant potential had agreed to pay a large bonus when a patent issued. We successfully obtained the patent. The start-up got the bonus, and now sells millions of dollars of this product annually.