Christopher Hall & Associates
Patents, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property
Patent Attorney/Attorney-at-Law
Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Startups, Crowdfunding, Venture Capital
Hedge Fund and Proprietary Trading Firm Services

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Patent Searches

A patent search is one of the first steps in any patent matter.

Patent searches generally take one of four forms:

  • Patentability Search - a search to determine if a given invention is patentable (normally performed prior to filing a patent application
  • Freedom to Operate Search - determines if a company free to operate a particular invention without infringing on an existing or applied-for patent
  • Validity/Invalidity Search - determines if a given patent is either valid or invalid (often performed in the context of litigation)
  • Start of the Art Search - determines the current patent and technical landscape for a given technology

We can help with any of these searches. Information on rates and timeframes included in the next section.

Patent Search Rates and Timeframes

Whether you need a patent search, to file a patent, or patent litigation and dispute resolution services, we can help.

For more information on our patent services, including rates and timeframes, please click here.

Patent Filing and Prosecution

We are proud to serve the Chicago and Boston area startup communities.

We are currently offering services related to incorporation, crowdfunding, venture capital funding, benefit corporations, and alternative IPOs.

Whether you are intending to bootstrap your new business or need to prepare your corporate and share structures for an infusion of venture capital, we can help.

For more information on our startup services, please click here.

Patent Filing Rates and Timeframes

Patent Litigation

Christopher Hall & Associates provides full patent litigation services.

Whether you are seeking to enforce a patent on your own or need to protect your firm from a patent infringement claim from another company or patent troll, we can help.

Attornies handling patent litigation must deeply understanding the technology being contested (our strength), but also make that technology understandable to judges and juries.

Please feel free to email or call to have us take a look at your matter. We'll be happy to share what we see. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.

How We Work

We've built a new kind of law firm and we think you're going to like how we do things.

Email, call, or text us anytime. There is never a charge for calls, emails, or texts with us. Flat rate or hourly billing. Courtesy filings for routine IP matters. (learn more)

Special Rates for Startups and Small Businesses

Less than a million in sales or venture funding?

As a service to the startup and small business community, we provide 30% discounts on all services to startups and small businesses. (learn more)

Contact Us

telephone:  (312)545-4355



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