Engineers and Coders Practicing the Law

Making the most of ideas ® since 2003

Patent Prosecution

Trellis was founded as a patent prosecution firm with a specialization in electronics, computer and software technologies. Patents written by our professionals have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing and sales, and have withstood the scrutiny of intense litigation involving Fortune 500 companies. Today, Trellis maintains a specialized patent prosecution practice for a few select clients.

Patent Monetization

We license and sell patents on behalf of companies and individuals. Whether the valuation is large or small, we are able to design a strategy that includes the appropriate resources for the project such as patent prosecution, brokering, licensing, litigation or funding. When needed, we can architect and manage a project that includes participation by larger firms and companies.

Portfolio Development

We are experts who can develop a complete set of patents to protect your idea. Our deep understanding of your technology can identify multiple inventions for a portfolio of patents, rather than a single patent. This approach can have benefits in protection, licensing and company valuation.

A Framework For Growth


Trellis' goal is to help clients profit from ideas by providing an intellectual property framework for business growth. The firm has attorneys with technical education and professional experience in electronics, digital processing, software design, and the chemical and electro-mechanical fields. Some attorneys possess advanced technical degrees such as master's degrees in computer engineering and chemical engineering. The firm is currently representing Fortune 100 clients in patent prosecution in the areas of digital networks, software, digital video and audio including compression and encoding techniques, computer architecture, medical biomaterials, micro-electromechanical systems, semiconductors and other areas.

Trellis also specializes in patent licensing, client counseling and patent strategy including U.S. and foreign patent portfolio development. The firm is expert at working with startup companies from conception to advanced development, acquisition, merger, sustained growth or other business advantage.

Our Specialties


  • PATENT PROSECUTION

    • Electrical / Computers / Networking Hardware
    • Computers Architecture / Digital Systems / Software
    • Telecommunication / Semiconductor / MEMS
    • Chemical
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    • Strategy And Analysis
    • Licensing
    • Litigation
  • BUSINESS

    • Contract Negotiation And Preparation
    • Business Strategy And Development
    • Patent Portfolio Development
    • Patent Monetization
    • Technology Licensing
    • Trademark
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