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When you need legal assistance, it’s important to find an accomplished, reputable and experienced attorney. The Coleman & MacDonald Law Office will meet all of your legal demands. Not having the right lawyer on your side could cost you money in the long run. Talk to us if you need the following professionals on your team: Intellectual property attorney Licensing attorney Litigation attorney Trademark attorney Personal injury attorney Bankruptcy attorney Real estate attorney Estate planning attorney Civil litigation attorney We’ll walk you through each step of the legal process while keeping your best interests in mind. Schedule a free consultation about your case by contacting the Coleman & MacDonald Law Office today. We’re located in Saugus & East Longmeadow, MA and serve the entire Boston area.

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Coleman & MacDonald Law Office has represented clients needing assistance with licensing arrangements in fields as varied as mechanical and electrical devices, copyrighted works, We will be happy to discuss your situation and do our best to provide a firm quote for your Intellectual Property licensing tasks. Contact us by filling out our free consultation form or call 781-922-8210.

PATENTS Patent Searches Preparation of patent applications Patent prosecution – Office Actions, Appeal briefs Infringement/non-infringement analysis and opinions Validity analysis, opinions Patent licensing Product clearance work Enforcement of patents Defense work Patent portfolio management Patent re-exam, reissue Patent litigation Restriction requirements Patent landscape analysis Continuation applications Foreign patent applications and prosecution International patent applications Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications.

PATENT ATTORNEY IN SAUGUS & EAST LONGMEADOW, MA Coleman & MacDonald Law Office has an experienced team of professional patent attorneys with many years of experience in both large corporations and IP boutique law firms. Our attorneys are very experienced in patent prosecution, patent licensing and handling patent litigation matters in the U.S and the oversight of foreign prosecution and litigation proceedings. We provide high quality legal services for Intellectual Property matters to both small corporations and individual inventors including high standards of quality, confidentiality, and accountability.

WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING PATENT RELATED SERVICES: Patent Searches Novelty Searches Validity/Invalidity Searches Product Clearance Searches Preparation and filing of Patent Applications Provisional Patent Applications Utility Patent Applications – Mechanical, Computer, Electrical, Business Methods Design Applications Patent Prosecution Matters Patent Prosecution Appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals Patent Interference Proceedings Correction of patents Patent Enforcement Patent Licensing Drafting of Patent License Agreements Review of Patent License Agreements Enforcement of Patent License Agreements Patent Enforcement and Defense Actions in U.S. District Courts Patent infringement & non-infringement litigation matters Patent validity & invalidity litigation matters Declaratory judgment actions for patent non-infringement & invalidity Please call if you need legal assistance with any patent related matter not listed above. New Businesses:

We can help you build a valuable patent portfolio protecting your innovations, which will become an essential asset of your company. Small Corporations: We will act as outside IP counsel to your small corporation so you won’t need an in-house patent or trademark attorney. If your corporation is cost-conscious about its legal expenses, give us a call to arrange an on-site meeting to review your IP portfolio and to discuss your IP strategy. We offer flat fees and capped fees for most of our services. Individual Inventors: We provide high quality patent prosecution and legal services at low-cost flat fees. See our fees listed following. Large Corporations: We prepare, file and prosecute U.S. Patents for large corporations on a flat fee basis. Call for a firm quote. Our patent attorneys have in house experience at large International Fortune 100 corporations as well as many years of experience at IP patent boutique law firms.

PATENT BASICS A patent gives the patent holder the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, selling, or importing into the United States the subject matter of the patent, during the term of the license. A patent term is 20 years from the filing date. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) determines whether a patent should be granted in a particular case. Once a patent is given, it is up to the patent holder to enforce the patent rights against infringers. U.S. Patents are enforceable only in the United States. A patent attorney prosecutes a patent application before the USPTO in a process referred to as patent prosecution.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF PATENTS GRANTED BY THE USPTO: Utility Patents (Most Common): for discoveries of new and useful machines, the composition of matter or any improvements to it. Design Patents: a design patent covers any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. A design patent protects only the appearance of the material and not structural or utilitarian features. Plant Patents: a plant patent covers new varieties of asexually reproduced plants. Novelty Search or Patentability Search: a novelty search is the most common type of patent search.

Novelty searches are conducted when an inventor has an invention which he is interested in patenting and wishes to determine if anyone has previously invented anything similar or identical. Typically, a patent attorney reviews the results of a novelty search and provides a patentability opinion as to whether or not the invention is patentable based on the results of the novelty search. Clearance Searches: A Produce Clearance Search or Freedom to Operate Search identifies patents and published applications that may pose an infringement risk to your product or service.

Additionally, expired patents that may indicate that your product or service is in the public domain are identified. The search scope may be limited to US patents and published applications or extended to include foreign patent references depending on your needs. Validity Search: identifies prior art references that may be used alone or in combination to contest the validity of the claims in a patent or patent application. Search results may include published applications and issued patents, both US and foreign, as well as non-patent literature such as scientific journals and papers. The results of a validity search can then be compared to the claims of a patent which is the subject of a validity analysis. Patent Enforcement: Actions taken by a patentee against a party who is making, using, or offering for sale a product or method covered by a patent (patent infringement). FLAT FEE QUOTES We will provide a flat fee or capped fee quotes for most patent-related services upon request and review of the scope of the services to be performed.

FEES TRADEMARKS Initial Consultation – Initial one hour consultation No Charge Preparation and Filing of a U.S. Trademark Registration Application for a Single Class of Goods or Services; filing fees not included $400 Response to Office Action – Flat fees quotes offered based on the extent of work required to draft a response to an Office Action $250 – $1,200 Statement of Use – preparation and filing of a Statement of Use for one class of goods/services; filing fees not included $250 Preparation and filing of Complaint or Answer for Trademark Opposition or Cancellation Proceeding; filing fees not included $250/hr. PATENTS Initial Consultation – Initial one hour consultation No Charge Novelty patent search – Search of the U.S. and foreign patent databases to identify prior art patents directed to the critical features of an invention $400 Novelty patent search with patentability opinion; includes opinion as to the patentability of your design in view of the search results $750 Product clearance search – Search patent database for patents having claims which may prevent you from making, using or selling a product; Also can include expired licenses identifying subject matter that is in the public domain. $1,200 – $2,400 Call Validity/Invalidity Search and opinion – Compares the subject matter of the claims of a patent in question to prior art patents and non-patent references to determine the validity/invalidity of the patent at issue $250/hr. Patent Applications (filing fees not included) Preparation and Filing of a Non-Provisional Application $4,000 Preparation and Filing of a Provisional Patent Application (single embodiment) $800 – $1,200 Preparation and Filing of a Design Patent $400 Filing of USA National Stage Application $500 Response to Office Action based on Instructions of Foreign Associate $800 PATENT PROSECUTION Response to Office Action; filing fees not included $800 – $1,600 Appeal Brief $1,200 – $1,800 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Applications Preparation and filing of a PCT application; filing fees not included $4,200 Response to Office Action $800 – $1,500 COPYRIGHTS – ATTORNEY FEES Initial Consultation – Initial one hour consultation No Charge Preparation and Filing of a U.S Copyright Registration Application for a single work of authorship; filing fees not included $250 DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES – ATTORNEY FEES Initial Consultation – Initial one hour consultation No Charge Preparation and Filing of a Complaint/Response for a domain name dispute; Filing fees not included $3000 LITIGATION – ATTORNEY FEES Initial Consultation – Initial one hour consultation No Charge Flat rates quoted for specific tasks; $250/hr. For hourly work LICENSING – ATTORNEY FEES Initial Consultation – Initial one-hour meeting No Charge Flat rates quoted for particular functions; $250/hr. for hourly work.

TRADEMARKS Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications Trademark searches Trademark applications Opposition Proceedings Cancellation Proceedings Trademark infringement, non-infringement opinions Concurrent use agreements Inter Partes Proceedings4 Trademark Licensing Trademark Litigation Foreign Trademarks TRADEMARK ATTORNEY IN SAUGUS & EAST LONGMEADOW, MA Coleman & MacDonald Law Office will prepare, file, and prosecute trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and/or before individual State Trademark Offices. We also search for existing trademarks and provide expert advice regarding your Trademark rights. We represent clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in interparty Opposition and Cancellation proceedings. TRADEMARK ENFORCEMENT We represent clients before State and Federal Courts in trademark litigation matters. If you feel another party is infringing your trademark or if you are accused of violating the trademark of another party, give us a call. We will review the facts with you, discuss the relevant law and provide our opinion as to how to proceed. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES We handle Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases. Whether you are a petitioner or a respondent in a UDRP case, we will prepare and file a Complaint or Response for a flat fee of $3,000. Filing fees are extra and vary significantly depending on the forum. The above-quote for handling UDRP cases does not include domain name disputes in a U.S. District Court.

TRADEMARK BASICS TRADEMARK BASICS The term Trademark is a general term used to describe both trademarks and service marks. A Trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or combination of words, phrases, logos, or designs which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A Trademark is used in connection with the sale of assets and usually appears on a product or packaging materials associated with the product. A Service Mark identifies and distinguishes the source of a service (e.g., H & R BLOCK, for tax services, ACME LANDSCAPING, for a lawn cutting service. Usually, a Service Mark is used in advertising materials for the service. Trademark law is a unique blend of State and Federal laws. That is, each State in the United States has its laws regarding Trademarks, and in addition to each State’s rules, there is a separate and distinct set of Federal regulations which govern Trademarks. CONTACT US.

Real Estate Attorney in Saugus & East Longmeadow, MA Are you in the midst of a real estate transaction and need professional legal counsel? If you’re considering buying or selling real estate in the neighborhood, make sure you have an experienced licensed attorney by your side. Contact the attorneys at Coleman & Macdonald Law Office today. Effective buyer-seller legal representation Our experienced attorneys can help make the offer, begin the negotiation process for the purchase of your home, walk you through the sale, and develop a favorable buyer-seller agreement. Buyer Representation Seller Representation Real Property Disputes FORECLOSURE AVOIDANCE AND LOSS MITIGATION LEGAL SERVICES Loan modification: A loan modification restructures the terms of your loan and results in affordable monthly payments. Short sale: In a short sale, the lender agrees to accept a deal of your house for less than the outstanding mortgage amount as payment in full on your outstanding debt. Deed instead of foreclosure: With a deed instead of foreclosure, you transfer ownership of your home to the lender to avoid a formal foreclosure and fully satisfy the outstanding mortgage.

DEPENDABLE LANDLORD-TENANT LEGAL ASSISTANCE Representation for Landlords Handle eviction process Drafting and implementing contracts between landlords and tenants Security deposit disputes Representation for Tenants Representation after an eviction notice Poor living conditions Disputes over security deposits Protecting your rights as a tenant.

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    • Avatar Maria Longo-Felix (CLS Online) ★★★★★ a year ago
      Don MacDonald and Paul Coleman are true professionals in their field. They were able to guide our family with a number of legal matters, from writing a trust for our home, power of attorney, healthy care proxy and will. Don also helped … More me through a difficult divorce that had a positive outcome in the end with his perseverance and hard work. I highly recommend Don MacDonald and Paul Coleman for legal services.
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      I’ve had the pleasure of having both Paul and Don perform services for me. They both have always made themselves available for me at all hours of the day and even weekends.Perfectly executed Bankruptcy advice back in 2014, getting me in … More a position to not have to follow through with the BK and putting me in a much better financial position.I had Don work for me a few years ago on a Patent and Trademark. Just this year Don took care of a Trust from start to finish and a Life Insurance matter(reviewing all forms on changing my beneficiaries).They’ve introduced me to many professionals that I needed and will be needing for my invention soon to be hitting the market in early 2021.Attorneys get a bum wrap, but this firm is without a doubt the best around and I thank God for getting me through their front door!Thank you Coleman & MacDonald Law, you’re truly in a league of your own!
    • Avatar Melissa Carrasquillo ★★★★★ a year ago
      Don is great. He’s very professional and gets the work done. His professionalism and knowledge made him win the case for my brother. Now I’m hiring him to represent me in court because he is so great. He has knowledge in several law practices … More making the company very versatile.I would refer them because they work with you financially especially during these uncertain times.
    • Avatar Jesus Nunez ★★★★★ a year ago
      “I hired Donald J. MacDonald, to help out with a pretty complicated issue where my license was suspended. I was worried I would lose it, but Don got it sorted out after just a one meeting. I couldn’t ask for cheapest legal, and the best … More of all, Don made sure it looked like it never happened. There were sleepless nights, but Don made me feel a lot better while he worked on this case, I’d hire him again.”

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