The team at Thompson Patent Law is the BEST
The team at Thompson Patent Law is the BEST. They took the time to understand my "far out" idea when other's didn't. They asked good questions and coached me until we unlocked the novel idea that I had trouble articulating. They held my hand during the entire process, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. I will definitely be coming back for additional patents.
Book Review: Good job of identifying, what he does in his practice to bring marketability possibilities
If we agree that entrepreneurialism, in its truest sense, is about testing new ideas and bringing new things to the marketplace, every entrepreneur should have a growth strategy tied to the intellectual property of their business(es). A business is otherwise a arbitrager or merchant building no long term value into their company(ies).
Patents are one way of securing new innovations within the domain of a company, and many entrepreneurs fall into a Sisyphean trap of working harder, not smarter, to grow. Even if you own the local Pizza restaurant, there should be a component of your yearly time dedicated on bringing long term value to your company. Patenting new methods or apparati within your domain is one way of doing this. Factually, as the author points out, there are a lot of just terrible patents that the USPTO has allowed that bring no value (creating a negative ROI event) to the scope of the business.
The author does an extremely good job of identifying, up front, what he does in his practice to bring marketability possibilities (or concerns) to the patentor. Why patent something if it cannot build -as he terms it - a chokepoint for new entrants or competitors?
In the end I wish his book was a bit depthier but I understand that each patent is prosecuted differently and someone in his profession can't probably divulge every secret recipe. But Attorney Thompson wrote this for multiple audiences: the professional Patent Portfolio Manager, the Inventor, the Entrepreneur, the Investor and the Engineer - and it's a quick, breezy read that can bring new ideas to your IP strategy immediately after digesting it. Well worth a re-read in fact, this book is a must for those who are both initiated to the patent process as well as those entrepreneurs or inventors looking to read up on ideas on how to prosecute a patent with the USPTO.
Every interaction is focused on results-based dialogue
The team at Thompson Patent Law are an absolute pleasure to work with. Every interaction is focused on results-based dialogue, high-quality work product and impactful results. Their collective ability to absorb complexity and communicate effectively, all while successfully and efficiently moving our company through the various stages of the patent process will be a key differentiator as we continue to grow and capture market share.
He asked all the right questions to help me flesh out my idea
Craige and his team did a fantastic job with my provisional patent application. He asked all the right questions to help me flesh out my idea, and helped me to expand it into areas I never would’ve considered. I highly recommend reading his book, and working with Thompson Patent Law.
I’m delighted to pass Craige along as a resource
I had the pleasure of meeting Craige over lunch many years ago about the time he was starting out in patent law. It has been a pleasure to watch his firm grow. Although we never used his services for patents, he did provide a good referral for some trademark work. I’m delighted to pass Craige along as a resource.
I send nearly all patent referrals to Craige
I send nearly all patent referrals to Craige. He is exceptionally talented and understands portfolio strategy.
A value-added trusted patent advisor
Extremely knowledgeable about the patent process, patent strategy and how to make it work for you. TPL is easy to work with. Their knowledge saved me a ton of money where previous patent attorney's I have worked capitalized on my lack of knowledge of the patent process. They are also interested in getting your patent through with the fewest office actions possible which saves a ton of money. They are definitely a value-added trusted patent advisor where others I have worked with are value-subtracted. I would definitely recommend without any hesitation Craige and his team to ANYONE who has patent needs!!!!!
I HIGHLY recommend his firm
Craige Thompson has been helping our company with IP issues for a number of years now. I HIGHLY recommend his firm. And no he doesn't give me one cent off my bills for saying this! Previous firms just wanted to bill us, Craige just wants to make sure our IP strategy makes dollars and sense.
Getting great direction
Currently working with Craige and staff on a project we started earlier this year. I am confident that we, as a team, will be successful at the end of the day. Getting great direction, and finding good solutions as we move forward.
Craige and his team are competent, organized, and responsive
Craige and his team are competent, organized, and responsive, and are always willing to talk you through the options at every stage to find what is the best choice for you. They have a real knack for working with you to find an approach that is both effective and fits into your IP strategy. It's always a pleasure to work with them.
Craige Thompson and his team are in a different league altogether
In my many years as a telecom engineer in the corporate world, I've worked with quite a few so-so patent attorneys. Craige Thompson and his team are in a different league altogether. Now that I'm paying for these patents myself to further the efforts of my own businesses, I am pleased to say it has been money well spent. Craige got the first patent approved with remarkable skill. Now, a second patent for another business has just been launched. It's been a pleasure to work with folks who not only know the patent ropes but get the engineering and technical aspects. I would highly recommend Thompson Patent Law.
High-Quality intellectual property legal counsel packed into a personal experience
High-Quality intellectual property legal counsel packed into a personal experience. We had a provisional patent application written out so well that when our start-up was signed on by a larger silicon valley firm it made the utility application impressively easy to complete. The USPTO awarded us the patent last year.
move to use Thompson Patent Law firm late last year has proven to be one of our best decisions.
The company’s move to use Thompson Patent Law firm late last year has proven to be one of our best decisions. In addition to the two patent allowances, we have additional patents pending. These patents are in line with future products as the Company moves forward.
A great service. Very approachable
A great service. Very approachable, helpful and quick to understand complex issues for our patent applications.
Cut throat attorney that you want on your side
Cut throat attorney that you want on your side that won't screw you on prices and will guide you the best. Love working with this team
I feel like family
Craige and his team treated me so well, I feel like family. He provided me with clear options and strategy, on how to navigate the very confusing patent world. I would highly recommend him anytime!
Thompson Patent Law Office does GREAT work!
Thompson Patent Law Office does GREAT work!
Cognizant of the financial aspects of this process
I've had a very good experience working with Thompson law Offices over the past couple of years. They are very good at what they do. Currently they've obtained a patent for me in a reasonable time frame, and are pursuing yet another one. Not only are they very good, but they are cognizant of the financial aspects of this process, always taking into consideration the cost to their customers. I wouldn't hesitate to continue to work with them on future projects.
Top-notch intellectual property attorney
Craige Thompson is a top-notch intellectual property attorney. I would choose him to represent me if I ever needed a patent. I have no hesitation to refer my friends, family, and clients to him for IP work. He's easy to work with, has a good personality, a good bed-side manner, and he's extremely good in his skills. Five-Stars!
Great depth of knowledge in patent law
I endorse this Craige Thompson. He has great depth of knowledge in patent law. I would not hesitate to have him represent me in a patent matter.
Tenacious advocate for his clients
I highly endorse Mr. Thompson. He is a fantastic patent lawyer and tenacious advocate for his clients.
I would recommend them to anyone in the nation
Thompson Patent Law has been the exclusive firm we have used for all our patent and trademark applications since I founded our company. We still retain them even though we are a Minnesota-based company and Craige and his team relocated to Austin Texas a couple years ago. I would recommend them to anyone in the nation. At the end of the day, good patents gets written and approved by people. Getting a patent approved by an examiner requires a conversation between human beings. Thompson Patent Law excels at that human element of the patent process and have always come through for us. Having a conversation about a patent with an attorney and engaging a firm can be a very intimidating process. What I most appreciate about Craige Thompson and his team is that they are approachable and friendly. Craige and his team are brilliant at what they do but they never make you feel stupid for not being an expert in the confusing, esoteric world of Patent Law. They handle that aspect and let you focus on running your business and developing new solutions for your clients. One of the things I most appreciate about Thompson Patent Law is their straight forward approach to billing. We've always clearly understood what our costs would be before undertaking any new step in the patent process. We have already recommended Thompson Patent Law to several friends and colleagues. We sincerely appreciate all the help they have given us so far.
Two thumbs, WAY UP!
Two thumbs, WAY UP!
All of my critical concerns were addressed gracefully and the drawings reflect the current state of the design.
Well done to the TPL team. We are all excited over here.
The background work he did before we filed for a patent was excellent ... very cost effective
Craige did a great job for me. The background work he did before we filed for a patent was excellent. Because of that work we got the patent in about a year without any back and forth with the patent office which made it very cost effective. I highly recommend Craige and his office.
I love working with TPL because they are responsive, knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, result driven, and personable
The attorneys at Thompson Patent Law ("TPL") have a thorough understanding of patent law and view it with an eye towards adding value as an asset to a business. We have worked on a number of matters together over the past few years and they always add valuable insights to the client's business. I love working with TPL because they are responsive, knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, result driven, and personable. They are true professionals in every sense and trusted advisor to their clients and colleagues.
Highly recommended without any reservations!
Mr. Thompson and another excellent patent lawyer from New York named Mr. Jason Rosenblum were the key members of the legal team that helped me with a very complex patent. Essentially Mr. Rosenblum was recommended to me as an outstanding patent lawyer by a friend who was herself a lawyer, and later Mr. Rosenblum recommended Mr. Thompson as the right person who was going to further help me with my patent. Mr. Thompson sincerely impressed me in many respects. In my experience, he proved to be a super-professional, always using the right words, always polite, always moving the project/ my patent application in the right direction and was very understanding of the fact that I was working on a limited budget. Briefly, he listened carefully to my legal and technical concerns with a lot of patience. He gave me very valuable advice regarding the critical legal aspects of my work, but what impressed me most was his ability to also provide technical advice adding value to a fairly complicated patent. The truth is that I was hoping to get the right legal advice, but I didn't expect that the technical aspect of my work was going to improve as much as a result of his help. Part of that was to help me focus on the important aspects of my work. In the end, I do realize that most people will hire Mr. Thompson for his legal expertise and skills, and what I observed was excellence on all levels. Even during our call with the patent office, every word he said seemed to tilt the balance in my favor and helped the examiner to better understand my patent application. He helped me to make the key changes in the claims. And in the end, that's the best that a patent lawyer can do in that situation. In conclusion, it was an honor working with both Mr. Thompson and Mr. Rosenblum. They helped me a lot and they deserve a warm "Thank you! "
Craige is one of the best patent attorneys I've worked with
Craige is one of the best patent attorneys I've worked with. There was a minimum of fuss, very straightforward, and got our patent issued in a little over a year. Will definitely use Craige again for our next IP work.
I found your course very interesting and thought-provoking
I've been taking MCLE's and they usually put me to sleep. I just listened to your Attorney Credits course on improving patent performance. I usually cringe when I have to do my MCLE's, but I found your course very interesting and thought-provoking. Thanks again for the best hour of MCLE I've spent in the last 20 years.
Craige can help you develop offensive and defensive IP strategies
I have known Craige since our days at Plexus. He started his career there as analog and power electronics design engineer where he developed exceptional solutions to challenging design problems in medical, automotive and industrial products. I had the pleasure of working with Craige on an IP project while he was at Fish. Craige developed various cost-effective strategies to assure our “freedom to operate” with a new product. I highly recommend Craige’s IP law work. He is detail oriented, has a great technical background, works as hard as anyone, and can help you develop offensive and defensive IP strategies.
Craige Thompson brings a high level of maturity in his patent advice to clients
Craige was wonderful to work with. He is very bright and has had great practical industry experience. He brings a high level of maturity in his patent advice to clients. He had excellent relationships with clients as they respected and trusted his judgment and recommendations. You can’t go wrong working with Craige.
The service and communication has been outstanding
I have worked with Craige and his team at Thompson Law for a number of years. The service and communication has been outstanding.I recently received granted patent for a product that Craige and his team helped me protect. Craige advised me on the routes forward most appropriate for my I.P related business strategy, regarding potential licensing. He also clearly explained my options internationally. I am extremely confident in my patent and I have a much better understanding of the patent process, thanks to the Thompson systems.
I got a fantastic result from my patent team at TPL!
I got a fantastic result from my patent team at TPL. The “Point of Novelty Report” they created was amazingly effective because it got us to an allowance in less than a year without even a single office action from the USPTO. My PON Report provided a clear plan that enabled us to hit the bullseye immediately. We were able to get very effective and valuable claims without having to go back and forth with the patent examiner, which saves a lot of time and money. Just as Craige says, the Point of Novelty Report does work incredibly well.
Craige Thompson is “The Examiner Whisperer"
I own and run a small software company. As a result, I routinely come in contact with professionals of all types and levels of competency. Today, I witnessed first hand, a seasoned legal professional who has absolutely, mastered his craft. I witnessed first hand this morning, as a very rare participant on a conference to the US Patent And Trademark Office, (USPTO), a patent attorney known as “The Examiner Whisperer” calm a wild horse while simultaneously serving the winning ACE at the Wimbledon Finals.My company was facing the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the winning run on third. We were challenging the Examiner’s Final Office Action decision to reject our patent application, on what we felt was faulty reasoning and Error of Fact in decision. Craige “The Examiner Whisperer” Thompson, at Thompson Law was called in, and drove in the winning run!He professionally and calmly explained the situation to the Examiner siting fact and reasoning that actually lead the Examiner to point out to Craige, the obvious conclusion was, the decision was wrong and the Notice of Allowance would be sent.As the inventor of the software, having been invited to sit in on this rare conference call, I am only the second person in Craige’s long career, to actually witness this highest degree of diplomacy happening. That being, leading an Examiner to do what we wanted him to do, that being to make the only decision he could actually make, and be actually satisfied, that it was his idea. Truly amazing, was this experience. I highly recommend you read Craig’s new, best selling book, “Patent Offense” and give Craige a call for any patent questions you may have. And if you are lucky, very lucky, you just might witness “The Examiner Whisperer” toss the ball in air with everything on the line and drive that ACE past the Examiner, who didn’t even see it coming – to win it all! Thanks Craige, job well done!
The training I received from Thompson Patent Law was way more than I expected.
The training I received from Thompson Patent Law was way more than I expected. Not only did he explain the process, but he also explained the reasoning behind it. This paid dividends as we quickly became on the “same page” with the applications and reports I wrote. Craige and his team tout production of Litigation Quality Patents. After being through the training, I now understand why. The training was impactful and a great learning experience.
Craige devised a patent strategy like we were going to war
Craige Thompson and the staff at Thompson Law office have done an outstanding job for Flyback Energy Inc. Intellectual property underpins every aspect of FEI technology. Craige has a high level of engineering knowledge and an in-depth understanding of physics as well as great legal expertise. Flyback Energy Inc. lost thousands of dollars to other patent law firms because they could not grasp onto or understand the complex electromagnetic physics that FEI technology is based on. Not only did Craige create great patents for us, he devised a legal defense strategy like we were going to war. The patent work Craige has done for FEI has also been very expedient and cost effective. Bar none the best.
Craige Thompson he has nailed the art and science of patent prosecution and defense!
In my time working and collaborating with Craige, I have found that he has nailed the art and science of patent prosecution and defense. His consciously defined best practices and unique insights truly set him apart – and, he communicates these in such a way that his clients can appreciate the value of his advice and strategies. Last but not least, he is one of the most decent people you will ever meet. In my estimation, Craige is unequivocally the smart choice when it comes to protecting products and inventions with quality patents – those that will stand up in court. Get to know him sooner rather than later.
Awesome folks and very knowledgeable 😁
Craige is very personable and engaging, thus allowing for a greater freedom & exploration of ideas
Utilizing his prior experiences in both the fields of patents and technology engineering, Craige provided excellent and invaluable, creative engineering insight which accelerated the process and ensured we had clear, thorough and broad descriptions as well as wide ranging claims of invention design & features. In addition to pre-empting & addressing examiner’s potential questions & issues, Craige is very personable and engaging, thus allowing for a greater freedom & exploration of ideas as well as efficiently completing the process.
Craige Thompson was unquestionably the best
While I worked with some really good patent lawyers when I was at Gillette, Craige Thompson (from Fish & Richardson at the time) was unquestionably the best. Absolutely incisive in understanding the details of invention disclosure in complex areas of engineering and physics. A great communicator, he asks good questions and listens to answers, and explains patent law to laypeople with great clarity and skill. An expert in drafting patents that have no loopholes. I hired Thompson Law 10 years later, and got the Craige Thompson of old, plus more people like him. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
They made our trademark registration process easy...Thank you, TPL
I couldn't be more satisfied with the services of this law firm! They made our trademark registration process easy, and we got the results we wanted. They explained everything to us in detail and followed up every step of the way. Their fees are fair, the technical skill-set of the attorneys is top notch, and the client service is excellent! Thank you, TPL!
superior legal services in patent law counsel
"Kyle McClintock and Thompson Patent Law provide superior legal services in patent law counsel."
Always thinking one step ahead of the game
Craige is a fantastic attorney. I've known Craige for several years. He is always thinking one step ahead of the game and just a wonderful person. Look no further for a Patent attorney..
He works with his clients to establish a realistic budget...he doesn't overcharge
Craige and his staff will work with you to accomplish your goals and will provide you with great advice. He works with his clients to establish a realistic budget, but because his processes are so great, he doesn't overcharge.
I would certainly recommend Thompson Patent Law
I was able to meet with Craige and he really put me at ease and made me feel comfortable asking as many questions as I needed. He was very sincere and didn't rush our consult. He even went as far to share with me information that I wouldn't have known to ask about that was key to my overall success. I've spoken to other attorneys in the past that made me feel as if I were just another number in line and waiting to take all the money I had. Craige did just the opposite and even saved me tons of money. I would certainly recommend Thompson Patent Law to anyone in search of this particular service. All in all the level of service was excellent.
Craige clarified the whole complicated process
In 2003 I came up with an idea for a relatively inexpensive outdoor activity safety device and another Patent Attorney recommend Thompson Patent Law. Craige clarified the whole complicated process making it easy for me to understand and after two years and several meetings with the Patent Examiner I final received a patent! Over the last year I have worked with a manufacturer and my Dusk2Dawn Safety device can be found at some retail stores and on line! Thank you Craige
Extremely organized, personable, knowledgeable and helpful.
Being an individual who doesn’t use attorneys on a regular basis, I was skeptical about the services I would receive. I found Craige Thompson to be extremely organized, personable, knowledgeable and helpful. During my initial consult, Craige and his team went well above and beyond what was expected. I will continue to use Thompson Patent Law as my needs require and would recommend them to others.
Honest communication helped me make the right decisions
Thanks to Craige's skilled efforts through ups and downs, I now own a patent. His personal touch, interest in my success and keeping my expenses down as much as possible were evident throughout the whole process!
His Knowledgable guidance, straight forward and honest communication helped me make the right decisions. I definitely recommend his services!
My best wishes and thanks!
Craige and his team are well organized and effective
All around Craige and his team are well organized and effective. Organization is critical in the patent world because you need someone watching the patent process, during the application period and after it grants; the last thing you want to have happen is to lose your rights to your IP, including priority rights to your IP because someone wasn't watching the ball for you. Additionally, I believe Craige is very effective at providing you the best chance of getting your idea (claims) accepted by the USPTO.
Added significant research to the crafting of a thorough patent
Craige Thompson added significant research to the crafting of a thorough patent essentiality claims chart.
We were extremely pleased with the level of service we've received
We were extremely pleased with the level of service we've received from everyone at the Thompson Patent Law team. Costs were very fair & reasonable. And TPL worked to get us buttoned up with a very strong provisional utility patent—in very short time—and well in advance of a hard deadline we were up against. We will certainly be working with the Thompson Patent Law team down-the-road and on other patent-related issues as we continue to build our brand.
I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to protect their intellectual property
Craige and his team worked very thoroughly and efficiently to expertly draft my patent filing documents. His documentation clearly reflected his commanding grasp on the complexities and nuances of my project with great detail. It was a pleasure working with such a great team and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to protect their intellectual property.
clients benefited not only from his skill and attention to detail, but also from his ability to get the most out of others
Craige was one of the first attorneys that I worked for after joining Fish and Richardson as a staff engineer and I subsequently worked with him on many projects. Craige is very detail-oriented, but always aware of the larger picture.
During every project that I worked with him on, he was always willing to take the extra time to explain not only the details that I needed to know to perform my task, but also the larger picture to which my task was contributing. I believe that this allowed me to provide a superior work product to him. I would like to think that his clients benefited not only from his skill and attention to detail, but also from his ability to get the most out of others.
Craige actually took the time to help me understand what I was doing and the logic and law behind it
Craige gives a great amount of attention to detail, no matter how much he has on his plate at the time. Even when his superiors were ensuring that his desk was literally piled so high with work that I could hardly see him across it, he continued to plow though the pile giving each and every matter the same careful consideration it deserved. I doubt that any client of Craige’s will ever be unhappy with the amount of value they will receive from him.
Craige was also a great mentor to me at a time when I was completely switching careers and literally had no idea what I was doing. Whereas many of the other attorneys I worked for simply handed me (the cheap labor) marching orders, Craige actually took the time to help me understand what I was doing and the logic and law behind it. I benefited immensely from the knowledge I gained from him.
Craige's background and formidable skill have allowed him to write several strong patents for us
The depth of Craige's background and formidable skill have allowed him to write several strong patents for us. We know because attempts to infringe or defeat them have failed.
His firm's work is very precise!
I hired Craige's firm in tandem with an attorney in NY based on the recommendation of a partner at Barton LLP who understood that I needed representation at a reasonable cost without losing the expertise of an experienced attorney.
Craige's attention to detail along with his associates work on our patent application was so well done that when we were singed on by the #1 tech law firm in the country prior to our first seed funding they were very impressed with what Craige's form had accomplished for us.
His pricing is reasonable for a start up that's bootstrapping or for individuals with a patentable idea. He's very experienced in the process of originating the details of the application.
His firm's work is very precise!
Craige and his office were a valuable tool for me while getting a patent
Craige and his office were a valuable tool for me while getting a patent. I was advised on decisions making, and when the decisions were made, he was right there to put it together for me. Thank you.
Craige turned a complicated process into one of ease
Craige was a pleasure to work with. His experience in patent law is hard to match and it shows. This was my first patent and Craige turned a complicated process into one of ease. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a patent. Thanks again Craige!
His knowledge of patent and copyright law is superb
Craige is the best. His knowledge of patent and copyright law is superb, and he's also just a good person. Good talent and good people are hard to find when it comes to finding a good lawyer.
We feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed
The Thompson Law team has been incredible to work with. We had a tough product similar to another company and Craige and his team helped us to find a way to get the patent through the patent office in a very timely manner and in a way that we feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed.
I absolutely recommend the Thompson Law company.
I highly recommend Craige. Outstanding professional.
Fantastic Customer Service
Fantastic customer service. My experience was very enlightening and professional. I highly recommend Thompson Patent Law.
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Craige captains a great ship. Extremely helpful through the entire process.
If you need patent work Timothy and team are the people you need. Flawless communication and they understand the product which makes it very easy to allow for you to explain your invention and they take it from there opening up your eyes to unique aspects of your product in regards to patentability that you not have thought of before. I highly recommend and will be working with them again.
Work Produced was Absolutely Top-Notch
Timothy was thorough and professional; and a very good listener (a rare quality). The work produced was absolutely top-notch and the cost was reasonable. Highly recommended!
Good Service and Honest Billing
Straight up good service and honest billing.
Craige and his team took time to understand our idea
Craige and his team took time to understand our idea and to produce a very well detailed and comprehensive application. My business partners and I are very pleased with the level of accuracy and professionalism of the folks at Thompson Patent Law.
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