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Lyon & Harr, LLP

Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

1,330+
Patents Filed
970+
Patents Issued
80+
Cumulative Years
20+
Years in Business

Our Law Firm

Lyon & Harr, LLP is an intellectual property law firm established in 1998 and located in Oxnard, California with a practice comprising patent preparation and prosecution services as well as trademark and copyright registration services.

Our patent attorneys have written and prosecuted over 1,000 U.S. patent applications for many large corporations and universities, including many hundreds of patents for Microsoft Corporation’s Research Department.

We have formed relationships with law firms all over the world to provide worldwide coverage for your intellectual property needs.

We are zealously dedicated to promoting cutting edge innovation and protecting our clients' ideas and intellectual property rights.

Our Areas of Expertise

Our registered patent attorneys have extensive technical education and years of engineering experience in addition to many years of experience in all manner of intellectual property issues, including preparing and prosecuting patents in a wide range of technical disciplines. Lyon & Harr, LLP attorneys have written and prosecuted well over a thousand patent applications in a wide variety of complex technological fields, including the following:

Artificial Intelligence
Audio Processing
Audio Recording
Augmented Reality
Automation
Behavioral Analytics
Cloud Computing
Communications
Computer Architecture
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Cybersecurity
Electro-Mechanics
Electronics
Electro-Optics
Electromyography
Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interfaces
Image Processing
Image Recording
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Material Science
Mechanical Devices
Medical Devices
Memory Allocation
Memory Management
Mobile Communications
Mobile Devices
RF & IR
Robotics
Satellites
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Fabrication
Signal Processing
Virtual Reality

Exemplary Issued Patents

Listed below is a small sample of the hundreds of patents that members of our law firm have prosecuted to final issuance.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NEURAL NETWORKS AND MACHINE LEARNING

Sample Artificial Intelligence Patent

COMPUTING HARDWARE AND CONTROL

Sample Computing Hardware Patent

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Sample Electronic Device Patent
  • Pat. No. 7428309 Analog Preamplifier Measurement for a Microphone Array
  • Pat. No. 8213598 Harmonic Distortion Residual Echo Suppression
  • Pat. No. 8077641 Echo Cancellation for Channels with Unknown Time-Varying Gain
  • Pat. No. 7746383 Photodiode CMOS Imager with Column-Feedback Soft-Reset for Imaging under Ultra-Low Illumination and with High Dynamic Range
  • Pat. No. 7460160 Multispectral Digital Camera Employing Both Visible Light and Non-Visible Light Sensing on a Single Image Sensor

HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACES

Sample Hiuman-Computer Interface Patent
  • Pat. No. 8170656 Wireless Electromyography Hardware for Wearable Always Available Input
  • Pat. No. 8264455 Mapping of Physical Controls for Surface Computing
  • Pat. No. 7725395 System and Method for Devising a Human Interactive Proof That Determines Whether a Remote Client Is a Human Or a Computer Program
  • Pat. No. 8099288 Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
  • Pat. No. 7519682 Wireless Programmable User Interaction System with Machine Readable Tags for Physical Objects

IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

Sample Image Processing Patent
  • Pat. No. 8165389 Adaptive Interpolation with Artifact Reduction of Images
  • Pat. No. 7460730 Video Registration and Image Sequence Stitching
  • Pat. No. 7324687 Color Segmentation-Based Stereo Reconstruction System and Process Employing Boundary Matting
  • Pat. No. 7113185 System and Method for Automatically Learning Flexible Sprites in Video Layers
  • Pat. No. 8139650 Fast Noise Reduction in Digital Images and Video

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES

Sample Mechanical Patent

MEDICAL DEVICES AND SOFTWARE

Sample Medical Patent
  • Pat. No. 7860286 Medical Image Acquisition Error Detection
  • Pat. No. 7697741 Compression and Decompression of Medical Images
  • Pat. No. 6443307 Medication Dispenser with an Internal Ejector
  • Pat. No. 6155454 Pill Dispenser Employing a Sealed Pill Carrier and Integrated Dispensing Plungers
  • Pat. No. 5591135 Syringe Stroke Controller with Elastically Enabled Single Axis Slide Adjustment and Finger-Molded Pistol Grip

NETWORK DEVICES AND CONTROL

Sample Network Patent

OBJECT DETECTION AND TRACKING

Sample Object Detection Patent
  • Pat. No. 7626889 Sensor Array Post-Filter for Tracking Spatial Distributions of Signals and Noise
  • Pat. No. 7382897 Multi-Image Feature Matching Using Oriented Patches
  • Pat. No. 7924655 Energy-Based Sound Source Localization and Gain Normalization
  • Pat. No. 7039199 System and Process for Locating a Speaker using 360 Degree Sound Source Localization
  • Pat. No. 8098842 Enhanced Beamforming for Arrays of Directional Microphones

SEARCH AND DATA MINING

Sample Data Mining Patent

SIGNAL PROCESSING AND DATA ANALYSIS

Sample Signal Processing Patent
  • Pat. No. 8731911 Harmonicity-Based Single-Channel Speech Quality Estimation
  • Pat. No. 8086465 Transform Domain Transcoding and Decoding of Audio Data Using Integer-Reversible Modulated Lapped Transforms
  • Pat. No. 7082394 Noise-Robust Feature Extraction Using Multi-Layer Principal Component Analysis
  • Pat. No. 7835904 Perceptual Scalable Audio Compression
  • Pat. No. 7965297 Perfect Hashing of Variably-Sized Data

DESIGN PATENTS

Sample Design Patent
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Corporate Counsel

If you are a corporation seeking outside patent counsel, you can find information on our services on our corporate outside counsel services page and peruse examples of our recently issued patents.

In addition to our work with Microsoft, Lyon & Harr, LLP attorneys have prepared and prosecuted patents for such entities as Northrop Grumman, Raytheon E-Systems, Applied Materials, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Lockheed-Calcomp, NASA, and XIRCOM.

Entrepreneurs

Our firm members have decades of experience providing personalized and cost effective patent, trademark, and copyright services to local entrepreneurs and companies in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo County areas.

If you are a new business owner or entrepreneur, you may be wondering if you require the services of an intellectual property lawyer. More information about our services to small businesses is available at our local business page.

Government Contracts

We are a federally registered woman-owned small business (WOSB). Each of our patent attorneys has at least 20 years of patent law experience and 10 or more years of engineering experience working for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the Navy (DoN). In addition, our patent attorneys all have held and maintained high-level U.S. government clearances during the entirety of their employment with the DoD and the DoN.

Our capabilities statement is available at our government contracting services page.