Services We Provide

The attorneys at Murphy, Bilak & Homiller, PLLC focus on patents, with a special emphasis on telecommunications, semiconductor technology, data communications and computer networks, software, electrical and electro-mechanical systems. From ingenious gadgets to complex signal processing techniques, MBH attorneys have the technical backgrounds to explore, document, and protect the full potential of your innovations. Our attorneys have filed and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications, and have a network of legal associates around the world to assist in securing and defending intellectual property rights in the global marketplace . The MBH team can also help you enforce your patent rights and defend against infringement allegations from others.

Murphy, Bilak & Homiller, PLLC serves clients around the world as well as close to home. Call us to discuss how we can help you fully leverage the value of your inventions.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Specializing in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications involving complex technologies, the attorneys of MBH combine real-world engineering experience with years of patent law experience. Collectively, our attorneys have prepared and filed over 1,000 patent applications, with each one getting the same careful attention to detail. Our clients are among the most patent-savvy companies in the world, and we are proud to play a key role in helping them realize the full value of their considerable R&D investments. In addition to core electrical-engineering subject matter, our attorneys have years of experience in semiconductor technology, wireless communications, including RF and infrastructure, electrical transmission and distribution systems, microprocessors, and computer-implemented inventions.

Patent Post-Grant Proceedings

Our firm handles a range of opposition and post-grant proceedings, including ex parte reexamination and America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings such as inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and covered business method (CBM) review. When representing petitioners, our attorneys draw on their extensive patent prosecution and litigation experience - as well as their extensive technical expertise - to identify the most relevant prior art and draft thorough petitions that are more likely to pass the technical scrutiny of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). When representing patent owners, our attorneys draw on these same skills to identify petition weaknesses and craft convincing arguments for patentability. In case of a patent involved in concurrent district court or ITC litigation, we can partner with a client's litigation counsel to form a team with best-in-class skills.

Patent Infringement, Validity, and Freedom to Operate Opinions

MBH offers a full range of opinion work, including non-infringement/invalidity opinions, patentability opinions, as well as state-of-the-art reports highlighting the patent "landscape" in particular technology areas. We leverage our opinion experience using leading search and analysis software, to provide our clients with comprehensive but understandable reports. Our opinions are written in plain language and provide clear, actionable guidance.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Our firm has the experience and leading software tools needed to fully understand and clearly document patent portfolios, including detailed mappings of patent claims to corresponding technology areas, assessment of patent quality, identification of relevant licensing and litigation details, etc.

Due Diligence Analysis for Acquisitions and Mergers

Let our firm help you understand the prospective value and possible liabilities when buying or selling IP assets. We have experience in cataloging patent portfolios and other IP assets, verifying ownership and identifying encumbrances or liabilities, along with assessing patent quality.

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