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Patents Secure Rights to Inventions and Designs

Patents secure federal protection for “anything under the sun that is made by man.” Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980). Tease has extensive experience both prosecuting patents—around a thousand over the past 20 years—and litigating those patents once they’ve been obtained.

Tease begins each process by ensuring that the client owns the patent rights to the invention and that the invention hasn’t made its way into the public domain through public disclosures, offers for sale, public use, and the like. After searching for related patents and assessing whether the invention meets the criteria for patentability, Tease works with clients to determine an appropriate filing strategy. That strategy may include U.S., international and foreign patent filings, as well as design registrations. Tease draws on her unparalleled experience in prosecuting patent applications to advise clients as to the most effective filing strategies.

We have worked with Toni for many years. The quality of her support and responsiveness is second to none. It is no surprise that Tease Law is rated as one of the top solo patent firms in the nation. Toni’s extensive legal experience shows—she is deeply knowledgeable on a wide array of legal issues, and her attention to detail and follow through are remarkable. She has supported us on an array of topics, including filing patents, registering trademarks, and drafting or negotiating terms in agreements with industry partners. In each area, Toni’s support of West Paw has been superb, and we would heartily recommend her to any company in Montana.

Peter Cleary

CFO & Dog's Best Friend

West Paw

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As an owner of an agricultural biological pest control products company, dealing with manufacturers, distributors and customers on a worldwide basis, there is a critical need for establishing and protecting intellectual property. I was fortuitously referred to Ms. Tease some 20 years ago to provide services to the company regarding our Patent, and Trademark registrations, as well as new applications for both Patent, and Trademark applications. It was immediately obvious that Toni Tease was not only extremely knowledgeable regarding every dimension of Intellectual Property Law (IP), but she is also without exception, the most responsive, and efficient attorney, regardless of the area of law or discipline, that I have ever dealt with in my 35 years of managing this business.

Mike Whalen

Scentry Biologicals Inc.

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Antoinette M. Tease, P.L.L.C.

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