PATENTS, TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS have always been important tools for business. Not only can they be used to grow a business and secure value for the development of technology and good will earned, but they can also be used to limit or restrict the growth of a competitor’s business. Hammer & Associates, P.C. is a full service intellectual property boutique that will provide fast, personal service. We work closely with general attorneys and business people in all of the foregoing situations. We help answer questions about getting patents, trademarks, and copyrights; about assessing the risk presented by a competitor’s properties; and about devising strategies to maximize value and minimize or eliminate risks.

We can help with:



  • Patentability opinions
  • Preparing patent applications (US and foreign)
  • Provisional applications
  • Utility applications
  • Design applications
  • Maintaining patent portfolios (computerized database)
  • Infringement opinions
  • Validity opinions
  • Patent clearance opinions
  • Assignments
  • Developing patent strategies
  • Patent licensing
  • Joint development agreements
  • Related antitrust matters



  • Trademark clearance opinions
  • Preparing trademark applications (US and foreign)
  • Maintaining trademark portfolios (computerized database)
  • Opposition and cancellation proceeding before TTAB
  • Infringement opinions
  • Trademark licensing
  • Related antitrust matters



  • Preparing copyright applications
  • Infringement opinions
  • Copyright licensing


  • Due diligence in acquisitions/mergers

We are also available for association in IP matters.