Sixteen years ago, the founding attorneys at Symbus Law Group left large, traditional Washington D.C. law firms after many years of practice in order to deliver legal services more effectively. Today nearly all of our attorneys have big law firm and/or in-house counsel experience. We put our expertise in intellectual property portfolio management, technology law and licensing to work to not only "manage" an intellectual property portfolio but also to work directly with stakeholders to increase a company's value. In addition, our proprietary IP EDGE online management system provides our clients with convenient, immediate access to data pertaining to its trademarks around the world, allowing clients to be part of the IP management process.

We are a national firm well suited to acquiring, managing, and protecting your intellectual property, whether it be trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, or trade secrets. We have brought together business-oriented attorneys working for a common goal: to improve your bottom line by optimizing online application services and electronic practices, without sacrificing accessibility and attention to detail. You won't pay for the overhead of a conventional law firm. That means you won't be walking into a handsome lobby or be escorted to a stately corner office.  We're guessing you won't miss these things.

At Symbus you choose the attorneys who work with you. The "Responsible Attorney" focuses on your exact requirements and knows your preferences and protocol. Behind each Responsible Attorney is a team of seasoned professionals that stands ready to provide additional insight and assistance as required. We don't transfer your work to subordinates you don't know, and you don't pay to train new professionals. In short, we don't squander your resources to increase our own.

Avoiding Trademark and Domain Name Scams

Posted by Evan A. Raynes on 2016-09-16 14:24:07

It's only a matter of time. If you own a trademark application or registration, at some point, you are going to receive a fraudulent request to make a payment or take some other unnecessary action relating to the trademark or a related domain name. At first glance, these fraudulent requests may.... Read more

The Effect of TTAB Proceedings on Federal Court Litigation

Posted by Evan A. Raynes on 2015-04-17 21:53:59

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent trademark decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries (March 25, 2015) has generated a substantial amount of concern. According to some lawyers, there has been a sea change in the law. They say the Supreme Court's decision means that, once the.... Read more

U.S. Patent Claims: An Introduction for the Patent-Newbie

Posted by Thomas Auchterlonie on 2015-04-08 17:39:18

If you are reading this, then some twist of fate has created a compelling need for you to become acquainted with one of the fundamental concepts in U.S. patent law, namely patent claims. Welcome, patent newbie! For most lay people, patent law is like a giant loaf of dry white toast. And, newbie,.... Read more