Elton helps clients assess the risks of patent infringement and provides invaluable technical insight to investigate and prepare legal opinions regarding a client’s freedom to operate in crowded technology areas. In addition, he and his colleagues develop effective solutions to address the risks, including responding to demand letters, designing around patents, assessing the validity of patents, and obtaining patent licenses.
In addition to patent prosecution, Elton practices in a variety of other intellectual property areas, including trademark prosecution, copyrights, licensing, litigation support, and transactional due diligence. He also provides guidance on overall intellectual property strategies. In his trademark practice, Elton assists clients with trademark searches and clearance decisions as well as preparing trademark applications.