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Raj Abhyanker

Practice Statement

I am a U.S. patent attorney in Palo Alto, California. I specialize in helping startups and multinational companies protect inventions in the Internet, software, electrical, mechanical, and medical device arts. I am a founding Partner of the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide. I enjoy being a patent attorney because it gives me the opportunity to work with entrepreneurial and creative people. I take pride in my work, and enjoy helping my clients build and grow their companies. I care deeply about the success of my clients and I take a personal interest in companies that I represent. I offer them direct access to my phone and a timely response within one business day or less. For this reason, I have dozens of inventors and clients who can serve as references for my legal aptitude and counsel. I have written patent applications for a number of leading companies including Apple, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Intel, NVIDIA, VMWare, NetApp, SAP, and Adobe. In addition, I have built numerous U.S. and international patent portfolios of growing businesses including Gracenote (sold to Sony Music), Aster Data Systems (sold to TeraData), and Silver Springs Networks. Today, my clients include multinational companies, venture backed companies, and creative individuals. Prior to starting my own law firm, I was a patent attorney at large patent law firms in the United States, including Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman and at Schwegman Lundberg. Before that, I was an electrical and software engineer at Juniper Networks, Hewlett Packard, and at Lockheed Martin for more than 5 years. I bring my deep knowledge of engineering and business to help my clients protect and enforce their most prized inventions. Like many of my clients, I am an engineer and entrepreneur myself. This helps me uniquely understand and relate to clients and their perspectives in helping them grow their businesses. I am a co-founder and CEO of the website LegalForce Trademarkia (attracting more than 1.5 million unique visitors every month), and the website the DealMap (formerly Fatdoor, now Google Offers), which was sold to Google, Inc. in 2011. Because of the sale to Google, Inc., I am the lead inventor of valuable issued patents owned by Google including issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,204,776; 8,064,590; 8,190,357; 8,095,430; and 7,966,567. I have superior English analytical writing skills, having obtained a 99% rank on the GMAT analytical writing section. My writing skills earned me a full tuition with a living stipend scholarship from the Pepsi Cola Company for graduate school. I am a licensed attorney in the state of California, and am licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney. If you have any questions about how I might be of assistance to you in protecting your intellectual property, please email me at: raj@legalforcelaw.com.I hold a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors recognition, and a MBA/JD from Arizona State University. In addition, I studied in the graduate school of engineering at Stanford University.

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Raj Abhyanker 650-390-4431

Partner

LegalForce RAPC worldwide

1580 W El Camino Real Suite 6
Mountain View, CA US

 
Services Offered by Raj Abhyanker (8)

Domain Dispute - UDRP Service (US) - $1,000.00

The service includes a consultation with an IP attorney specializing in internet law, including those involving naming rights with respect to domain names. The attorney will speak with you, gather relevant facts, and prepare and file a complaint on your behalf.

All registrars must follow the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (often referred to as the "UDRP"). Under the policy, most types of trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service provider.

To invoke the policy, a trademark owner should either (a) file a complaint in a court of proper jurisdiction against the domain-name holder (or where appropriate an in-rem action concerning the domain name) or (b) in cases of abusive registration submit a complaint to an approved dispute-resolution service provider (see below for a list and links).

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Retainer for Cease & Desist Letter (US) - $1,500.00

A licensed and experienced U.S. trademark attorney at the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (www.legalforcelaw.com) will communicate on your behalf with the opposing counsel and/or party to resolve the Cease & Dispute matter. We will attempt to find a solution to this problem based on your objectives, and try to determine what we can do to best protect your rights while minimizing costs to you, our client. We will do our best to preserve your options, consistently with your goals and objectives that you identify to us. Our trademark attorney assigned to your matter will be available to answer any questions that you have. The Cease & Desist retainer package at LegalForce RAPC is billed at $250 per hour, with with a replenishable retainer at $1500.

Cease and desist letter, also known as "infringement letter" or "demand letter," is a document sent to an individual or business to halt purportedly-unlawful activity ("cease") and not take it up again later ("desist"). The letter may warn that if the recipient by deadlines set in the letter does not cease and desist specified conduct, or take certain actions, that party may be sued.[

Although cease and desist letters are not exclusively used in the area of intellectual property, such letters "are frequently utilized in disputes concerning intellectual property and represent an important feature of the intellectual property law landscape."  The holder of an intellectual property right such as a copyrighted work, a trademark, or a patent, may send the cease and desist letter to inform a third party "of the right holders' rights, identity, and intentions to enforce the rights."[ The letter may merely contain a licensing offer, or may be an explicit threat of a lawsuit. A cease and desist letter often triggers licensing negotiations, and is a frequent first step towards litigation.

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Privacy Policy for your Website (US) - $1,000.00

Included in our Privacy Policy service is a detailed consultation with a U.S. attorney at the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (www.legalforcelaw.com), who will draft a custom Privacy Policy for your review and approval.

privacy policy is a statement or a legal document (in privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client's data. It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client's privacyPersonal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual, not limited to but including name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact information, ID issue and expiry date, financial records, credit information, medical history, where one travels, and intentions to acquire goods and services.[1] In the case of a business it is often a statement that declares a party's policy on how it collects, stores, and releases personal information it collects. It informs the client what specific information is collected, and whether it is kept confidential, shared with partners, or sold to other firms or enterprises.


The exact contents of a privacy policy will depend upon the applicable law and may need to address requirements across geographical boundaries and legal jurisdictions. Most countries have their own legislation and guidelines of who is covered, what information can be collected, and what it can be used for. In general, data protection laws in Europe cover the private sector as well as the public sector. Their privacy laws apply not only to government operations but also to private enterprises and commercial transactions.

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Terms of Service - Attorney Drafted (US) - $1,000.00

In the Terms & Services drafted service, a U.S. licensed attorney at the offices of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (www.legalforcelaw.com) in Mountain View California will draft a customized set of terms and conditions for your business.

contractual term is "Any provision forming part of a contract".    Each term gives rise to a contractual obligationbreach of which can give rise to avoiding litigation. Not all terms are stated expressly and some terms carry less legal gravity as they are peripheral to the objectives of the contract.


There are various factors that a court may take into account in determining the nature of a statement. These include:

  • Timing: If the contract was concluded soon after the statement was made, this is a strong indication that the statement induced the person to enter into the contract. Lapse of a week within the negotiations of a car sale was held to amount only to a representation in Routledge v McKay[9]
  • Content of statement: It is necessary to consider what was said in the given context, which has nothing to do with the importance of a statement.
  • Knowledge and expertise: In Oscar Chess Ltd v. Williams, a person selling a car to a second-hand car dealer stated that it was a 1948 Morris, when in fact it was a 1939 model car. It was held that the statement did not become a term because a reasonable person in the position of the car dealer would not have thought that an inexperienced person would have guaranteed the truth of the statement.
  • Reduction into Writing: Where the contract is consolidated into writing, previous spoken terms, omitted from the consolidation, will probably be relegated to representations.   The old case of Birch v Paramount Estates Ltd. provided that a very important spoken term may persist even if omitted from the written consolidation; this case concerned the quality of a residential house.

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Registro de Marcas (US) - $159.00

El paquete básico incluye la presentación de solicitud de marca de manera fácil y sin complicaciones. Se le guiará a través de un sencillo cuestionario para completar la información necesaria para publicar su marca en Trademarkia o presentar su marca con el gobierno. Si selecciona la opción Paquete de oro, un abogado de marcas con licencia lo representará en la presentación de su marca después de realizar una comprobación de conflictos.

Abogados de Marcas de Clase Mundial en Firmas de Abogados Líderes.

Los abogados que se anuncian en Trademarkia consisten en algunos de los mayores contribuyentes de marcas en el mundo. Usted puede presentar y registrar su marca en más de 100 países de todo el mundo a través  de la firma de abogados Trademarkia y anunciantes, en los Estados Unidos, China, Japón, la Unión Europea, Corea y muchos otros. Con el paquete básico, siga las instrucciones paso a paso diseñado por clase mundial de abogados de marcas mundiales en los principales despachos de abogados.

Es muy fácil y la protección es de duración indefinida en la mayoría de los países.


Las marcas comerciales son nombres, logotipos o eslóganes cortos que ayudan a distinguir un producto o servicio de otros bienes y servicios en un área geográfica particular. Una vez que una marca es emitida por una agencia del gobierno, la protección tiene una duración indefinida en la mayoría de los países - siempre y cuando usted utiliza su marca en el comercio. La presentación de la protección de marca a través de una firma de abogados o la ley anunciantes de Trademarkia es fácil!


 Recordatorios automaticados que mantienen al día.


Trademarkia también le puede proporcionar de forma automática con un aviso y le mantendrá al día de la situación después de presentar su solicitud de marca. Los recordatorios automáticos de Trademarkia  le ayudan a usted para que no tenga que lidiar con la burocracia gubernamental o se olviden fechas importantes.


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List your Trademark and Business for License, Sell, or Franchise (US) - $99.00

Sell or license your U.S. or foreign trademark rights through Trademarkia! We are the world's largest trademark search engine, now attracting more than 2 million unique visitors per month. You can sell your trademark outright, or list it available for license. You can choose whether you want to offer an exclusive or non-exclusive license. You can indicate whether you want to restrict the license for a period of years or for a specific geography.

Sale, transfer and licensing

In various jurisdictions a trademark may be sold with or without the underlying goodwill which subsists in the business associated with the mark. In the U.S., trademark registration can therefore only be sold and assigned if accompanied by the sale of an underlying asset. Examples of assets whose sale would ordinarily support the assignment of a mark include the sale of the machinery used to produce the goods that bear the mark, or the sale of the corporation (or subsidiary) that produces the trademarked goods.

Licensing

This means getting a permit from the trademark owner ( the licensor) to a third party, in order to commercial use the trademark legally. Which is a contract form between the two has all the policy and content scope. The essential the provisions to a trademark license identify the trademark owner, the third party (licensee), in addition to both policy and the goods or services agreed to be licensed.

Most jurisdictions provide for the use of trademarks to be licensed to third parties. The licensor (usually the trademark owner) must monitor the quality of the goods being produced by the licensee to avoid the risk of trademark being deemed abandoned by the courts. A trademark license should therefore include appropriate provisions dealing with quality control, whereby the licensee provides warranties as to quality and the licensor has rights to inspection and monitoring.

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Design Patent Service (US) - $899.00

Design Patents protect the physical shape of your unique products. Our simple workflow can be completed in less than 5 minutes and will guide you to protecting your product designs in the form of a design patent. All submissions will be professionally reviewed by a licensed U.S. patent attorney. We will create clear and enforceable patent drawings for you at no additional cost, and file your design patent application with the United States Patent & Trademark office (USPTO) on your behalf after professional review for completeness.

In the United States, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. Ornamental designs of jewelry, furniture, beverage containers (see Fig. 1) and computer icons are examples of objects that are covered by design patents. Design patents offer 14 years of protection from the date they are granted against substantially similar designs.

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Copyright Registration Service (US) - $500.00

Copyrights protect books, songs, photographs, and other original works of authorship. With a federal copyright registration you control who may copy, use and distribute your work. In addition, you can enforce your copyright in federal court. In the Standard Package, filing a copyright application is easy and painless. You will be guided through a simple workflow to fill out the information needed to file your copyright with the government.

  • The Copyright Law of the United States intends to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Federal Copyright law grants authors and artists the exclusive right to make and sell copies of their works, the right to create derivative works, and the right to perform or display their works publicly. These exclusive rights are subject to a time limit, and generally expire 70 years after the author's death.

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