Silicon Valley has a new player in town – Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott. The prosecution, portfolio management and post-grant focused shop was established by several experienced partners in March 2015, and has quickly made its name as a thoroughly modern service provider. The firm enjoys great synergy with start-ups and its adoption of cloud computing infrastructures is particularly resonant among those just starting out in life. The set has no problem serving mid-sized and very large companies conducting business in the IT sphere, too. Founding partner Daniel De Vos “makes sure to personally connect with examiners, which usually results in a quicker allowance of the patent.” His collaborative approach is also appreciated: “The drafting process they put in place is very interactive and Dan will help to crystallise your ideas and invoke a process of thought that actually improves them from a technical perspective. Things work their way through the patent office in a straightforward manner, without too many office actions.” He and fellow founder David Nicholson are superb contentious support options, in addition to being top prosecutors.
It has also included Dan De Vos and David Nicholson on its list of recommended patent prosecution attorneys.
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