Our Legal Services

Patent Drafting
Our patent attorneys are skilled in crafting legally enforceable patent applications complete with claims and drawings that will describe your invention in detail.
Patent Prosecution
Our patent attorneys work with the patent examiners at the USPTO to argue the patentability of your ideas from both a technical and legal perspective.
Trademark Searching
Finding the right trademark requires searching databases for currently used trademarks to avoid unnecessary complications during the filing process.
Trademark Filing
Our trademark attorneys draft and file your trademark application with the USPTO and work with trademark examiners to argue for the registration of your mark.
IP Licensing
Licensing requires the drafting and examination of an agreement between an IP rights owner and licensee who may use the IP in exchange for valuable consideration.
Copyright Registration
Our attorneys can assist in filing the registration of your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office to secure important rights for the protection of your creative works.

Patent Filing and Prosecution

Lyon & Harr, LLP attorneys have extensive technical education and experience, and have written and prosecuted well over a thousand patent applications in a wide variety of complex technological fields, including the following:

Computer Software
Computer Hardware
Computer Architecture
Electronics
Electro-Optics
Electro-Mechanics
Robotics
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Fabrication
Medical Devices
Mechanical Devices
Material Science
Image Recording
Image Processing
Communications

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 LEARNING SYSTEMS

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COMPUTING HARDWARE AND CONTROL

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ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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MEDICAL DEVICES AND SOFTWARE

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  • 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

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OBJECT DETECTION AND TRACKING

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  • 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

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SIGNAL PROCESSING AND DATA ANALYSIS

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  • 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

Trademarks

U.S. Trademark Application Preparation and Prosecution
Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
Foreign Trademark Protection
Trademark Infringement Analysis
Domain Name Disputes

Copyrights / Other

U.S. Copyright Application Preparation and Prosecution
Licensing of Intellectual Property
Foreign Copyright Protection
Confidentiality Agreements
Intellectual Property Audits