Elton’s practice involves preparing and prosecuting domestic and international utility and design patent applications in the mechanical, medical device, optical communications, electronics and electromechanical fields. His experience includes technologies that range from medical imaging systems and controls, to intravascular medical devices, dental and surgical tools, ndustrial fluid systems and controls, optical communication systems, semiconductor devices, novel integrated circuits & PCB manufacturing and consumer products, among others. Elton’s clients include large Fortune 100 companies where he works in partnership with in-house counsel, start-ups and solo inventors. Elton also works with a diverse range of foreign associates to execute patent and other intellectual property projects on a global scale.
With more than a decade of experience and an extensive academic background, Elton’s ability to identify and address the technical issues involved in any given matter is both thorough and precise. Additionally, Elton is adept at helping clients identify other unrecognized potential innovations. As a result, Elton is skilled at identifying, understanding and articulating the inventive aspects of patent applications for both inventors, clients and patent examiners alike. Elton works diligently with U.S. and foreign patent examiners to achieve the objectives of his clients.
Elton also recognizes that not all innovations and his clients’ interests are best protected by utility patent applications. As such, Elton also has over a decade of experience securing design patent and trademark protections for clients.
After patents are obtained, Elton continues to deliver for his clients by providing invaluable technical insight in portfolio management and strategy. Elton also prepares legal opinions regarding a client’s freedom to operate in crowded technology areas and works with clients to obtain additional IP rights through acquisitions and licensing.