Our Expertise

Patent Searching
Patent Writing and Prosecution
Freedom-to-Operate Evaluation
Patent Valuation

Patent Searching

A prior-art search (referred to as a patent search) includes all the prior art that's related to your innovation. Anyone can search Google Patents, but a professional patent search is performed by careful method, and will yield relevant results.

A thorough prior-art search includes a Web search and a patent search at the U.S. Patent Office at uspto.gov. There is a science to patent searching and it's easy to miss prior art. We've been doing these searches since 2006, so we have gotten pretty good at it.

Patent Writing and Prosecution

We research, write, file, and prosecute patent applications. We guide you through the Patent Office's myriad requirements and fees.

Scott Keeley is a registered patent agent with 12 years of intellectual-property experience and a background in engineering and design. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office does not distinguish between agents and attorneys. However, we have access to the legal resources necessary to defend your patent.

Freedom-to-Operate Evaluation

Freedom to Operate (FTO) means that a business can develop and produce its product or process with minimal risk of infringing on someone else's patent. It is a method for assessing risk.

Evaluating Freedom to Operate is a deep-dive research and analysis process that results in a report that is intended to keep you from infringing on another person's intellectual property.

Patent Valuation

Keeley DeAngelo can cultivate your innovation into a viable, patented product that can be valued as a business for ultimate sale, franchise or merger in the U.S. or international marketplace.

We start your valuation by preparing formal financial statements in accordance with the Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs) published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Depending on your particular patent, product or business, we then apply the most relevant valuation technique.

Most importantly, we work with our network of domestic and international business brokers to test your valuation in the open market, which is the ultimate determination of true value.