Cesari and McKenna, LLP provides a full range of services associated with applying for, prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing patents. The firm provides counseling leading to decisions to file patent applications, including prior art searches and novelty opinions. We prepare patent applications, work with patent draftsmen to prepare formal drawings and prosecute patent applications before United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The firm also works through our extensive network of foreign associates to file and prosecute patent applications in patent offices around the world. The firm has extensive experience in handling ex parte and inter partes re-examination proceedings as well as appeals and reissue proceedings before the USPTO. The firm also provides litigation services related to patent infringement, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. federal courts and before administrative agencies, such as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).