Our patent attorneys and professional staff assist in patent preparation and filings, and prosecution of applications before patent offices around the globe. We provide searching and opinions on patentability, invalidity, non-infringement and freedom-to-operate (clearance). Further, we offer a full range of trademark services which include conducting trademark searches, preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, advising on registerability and infringement issues.

Billion & Armitage® attorneys advise on foreign IP strategy, including when and where to file patents and trademarks in numerous jurisdictions based on business goals and local IP laws and procedures.  We seek out and foster relationships with local counsel to coordinate the highest level of strategic advice while maintaining cost effectiveness.

Our firm drafts and advises on licensing agreements and negotiates sales or license terms on behalf of our clients and their intellectual property portfolios.  We are heavily involved with licensing and technology transfer organizations, and regularly present and counsel on topics related to licensing and IP portfolio management.

Corporate mergers, acquisitions and sales often involve IP portfolios and their valuation. We provide merger integration monitoring, due diligence reports and IP valuation services.Billion & Armitage® also provides litigation support before or during a trial.


  • Patent preparation
  • Patent prosecution
  • Trademarks
  • International IP counseling
  • Clearance/Freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Non-infringement opinions
  • Patentability searching
  • Licensing
  • Contract review
  • Due diligence
  • Copyright
  • Merger integration monitoring
  • Litigation support
  • Portfolio management
  • Technology transfer
  • Post-Allowance Proceedings