MKW offers patent program support services for small, medium, and large companies. A patent program is a systemized, ongoing approach to developing an optimal portfolio of patents, customized to a company’s technology and business goals. Using MKW for these services allows a company to leverage decades of collective industry patent experience without having to rely solely on existing or newly added employees to serve critical in-house patent needs. Furthermore, an effective in-house program is critical to leveraging outside counsel services cost-efficiently, allowing a company to get the most out of its patent budget.
MKW attorneys have experience as in-house patent counsel at large technology companies. Notably, MKW partner James Woods spent several years as a member of Yahoo! Inc.’s Patent Asset Development team. Mr. Woods helped design, establish and rapidly build the patent program at Yahoo!. This program ultimately led to a portfolio of thousands of patent assets that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. As another example, MKW attorney Elaine Lee has over a decade of in-house program experience on patent/IP teams at Sun Microsystems, Inc., Altera Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard.
MKW offers the following specific services: