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We are grateful to our clients for the feedback they provide concerning our efforts.  Recent feedback includes the following:

"Thanks a lot for your great response. I like it a lot." (inventor feedback on response to Office Action issued by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)(August 6, 2017)

"I appreciate this has went well according to your advice." (client response to issue of Notice of Allowance in patent application)(August 4, 2017)

"GREAT!!!" (client response to successful effort to rebuff trademark infringement allegation) (July 11, 2017)

"Thanks for keeping us on track and helping get it all done!" (Expert witness commentary)(June 22, 2017)

"Thank you for your hard work all the time." (Foreign patent lawyer feedback relating to U.S. patent applications efforts)(June 21, 2017)

“Congratulations with respect to Appeal [__] before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board! This is a great accomplishment. …I am particularly pleased to see that you were successful in convincing the Board that [_] …I have always believed, stated and defended the great results obtained by HultquistlP …This successful appeal is a great accomplishment and I am personally indebted to your efforts.” (Inventor response to successful PTAB decision) (June 2, 2017)

“The appeal brief reads well.  Fingers crossed.” (Assessment by client’s litigation counsel of Hultquist IP appeal brief filed with CAFC) (May 19, 2017)

"I didn’t have a chance to get back to you, but I thought your arguments were very convincing." (Client response regarding appeal brief filed with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appealing 2-1 IPR decision at Patent Trial and Appeal Board)(May 19, 2017)

"Thanks for your help in further strengthening [Company]’s ability to fend off or fight those that would seek, with no legal basis, to harm [Company]." (Client expression of appreciation for work related to potential litigation)(April 3, 2017)

"Perfect!  Agreed with the changes." (Client response regarding revision of proprietary rights warranty provision) (March 16, 2017)

"Great job!" and "That’s fantastic news Steven!  Well done!" (feedback from client management to report of successful oral argument before Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) resulting in PTAB decision in key portfolio patent application, reversing examiner on all grounds)(February 1, 2017)

"Thanks for the good work." (Client response to assessment of patentability of new product concept)(November 28, 2016)

"The letter is great, and should put an end to the harassment." (Client response to correspondence sent to opposing counsel with unwarranted infringement allegations)(November 28, 2016)

"Thinking back to earlier times and our conversations about *** and device innovations, it was great to have your help and knowledge and to explore potential opportunities." (Returning client, represented in 2005, reflecting on prior relationship)(November 22, 2016)

“I'm very pleased to report *** approved our request for the music rights. Took a few weeks but that would be normal. Thanks again for your help.” (Response of pro bono client for whom communication to major entertainment company was prepared regarding contractual arrangement)(September 6, 2016)

"We want to thank you for doing such a great job defending the  patent.  Your poise, preparation and knowledge was great to witness today." (Client feedback on Steven Hultquist's Oral Argument before 3-judge panel in Inter-Partes Review proceeding) (August 9, 2016)

"Thank you Steven. Nicely done!" (Client feedback on preparation of integrated patent application unifying with prior technology)(August 7, 2016)

"Your information is very helpful. We will advise our client." (Response of foreign patent firm to information affecting U.S. application filing)(July 20, 2016) 

"Letter looks great. Very persuasive. I'll send it out tomorrow. " (Response of pro bono client to assistance in gaining recorded music permissions for charitable foundation) (July 19, 2016)

"Excellent claim set!" (Client response to late stage reformulation of pending patent application claims to encompass a fundamentally redirected technology effort)(April 25, 2016)

"Thank you for your careful consideration and excellent proposal, and your diligence in communication." (Client response to strategic proposal to build out patent portfolio) (March 29, 2016)

"A big thank you to Steven and the Hultquist team for making this such a simple application process. We really appreciate it!" (Client commentary at successful conclusion of trademark proceedings) (February 10, 2016)

"It is very kind of you to think about us during the holidays, but the true gift is that I get to work with a great team of professionals who I can always count on to provide expert advice and work-product." (Client feedback)(January 8, 2016)

"I have read it through a couple of times and it looks good. You have called out the methods and execution very well." (Client feedback on quick-turnaround patent application) (December 18, 2015)

"Thanks Steven, We appreciate your help in the beginning.  I can’t understand why Congress won’t do something about these parasites." (client feedback at conclusion of litigation with patent troll, after Hultquist IP coordination of anti-troll counsel for the client) (December 2, 2015)

"My thoughts turn gratefully to you with great appreciation.  I am thankful for your invaluable support." (client Thanksgiving email) (November 26, 2015)

"As usual, thank you for your high efficiency for obtaining the granting of this case" (client feedback on allowance of patent application) (November 19, 2015)

"We appreciate your work and hoping this will put the issue to rest." (client feedback on efforts related to invalidating patent asserted against client by patent troll) (October 20, 2015)

"This looks really good." (litigation counsel feedback on response filed in USPTO inter partes review proceeding involving patent being asserted in concurrent Federal District Court litigation)(September 21, 2015)

"Steven: PS...  I saw the time stamp on your email.  Thank you for working on the cautionary email so late. You are the best!" (client feedback on post-midnight assessment of proposed letter of intent and joint venture arrangement, pointing out weaknesses in the contemplated structure of the deal)(August 24, 2015) 

"Dear Mary, Congratulations for having succeeded in obtaining so quickly a Notice of Allowance for the above-referenced case and many thanks for your efficiency in the handling of our cases! I wish to tell you how pleased [foreign law firm] and me are to work in partnership with you and the Hultquist IP Firm." (client response to successful prosecution of patent application)(August 24, 2015)

"Great initiative to talk to him! Nice work!" (Response from client, regarding follow-up discussion with USPTO Examiner resulting in allowance of patent application) (August 6, 2015)

"Thanks. Your advice is very well taken."  (Response from client, following analysis to client that Exclusive License Agreement modification proposed by licensee was in fact disadvantageous, and suggesting strong position in further negotiation) (July 9, 2015)

“Very well developed argument. Nicely done!” (Commentary from litigation counsel, concerning inter partes review (IPR) submission coordinated with ongoing litigation) (July 3, 2015)

"These are excellent changes. Thank you very much for your quick action on this." (Client feedback on revisions of software development agreement) (June 2, 2015)

"Congrats! All the best to a great counsel!" (professional social media post on 23rd Hultquist IP anniversary from David Shofi, formerly Chief IP Counsel at ATMI, to whom Hultquist IP has been counsel since 1984)(April 9 , 2015)

 

“Please move forward with the filing.  Thank you so much for your efforts, looks very good.” (Client feedback on strategic patent application covering next-generation technology) (February 12, 2015)

"Excellent response, lets go with it." (Client feedback on proposed reply to foreign patent office) (February 5, 2015) 

“Thanks Steven, Perfect!” (Client response to agreement documents prepared for strategic business interaction) (January 6, 2015)

“I appreciate the effort it takes to find references, interpret and compile your opinion on this matter. I have read through your opinion. [Company] will make product development decisions based on your opinion. I enjoy working with you.” (Corporate client feedback on assessment of adversely-held patent, and counsel on design approaches to avoid conflict with same) (January 6, 2015)

“We are very happy with the response and instruct you to file same. Thank you for your diligent and good work in relation to this matter.” (Foreign intellectual property law firm feedback on Hultquist IP response in the foreign firm’s application to register its own trademark in the United States) (December 22, 2014)

“I just wanted to thank you personally for working so quickly with the [name omitted] regarding their issue with [name omitted].  Your summation and suggestions were very clear and concisely presented.  I do greatly appreciate your assistance.” (CPA feedback regarding referral of client with intellectual property issue) (September 30, 2014)

“This is an excellent and powerful letter. Thank you so much for such an outstanding letter on such short notice. We are, as always, very grateful.”  (client commentary on letter prepared for client to prospective investors, concerning technical and regulatory aspects of client’s intellectual property assets) (September 18, 2014)

"Thank you Steven for all your efforts in getting this filed under a tight time schedule." (Client response to rapid turnaround preparation and filing of patent application to accommodate meeting with joint venture partners) (August 25, 2014)

"Another benefit of having an experienced IP lawyer on board" (feedback to client from co-counsel, relating to subpoena and document requests)(August 1, 2014)

“We are very grateful for all that you have done to help us secure all of our patents.” (client feedback issue of final patent concluding build-out of patent portfolio directed to therapeutic product in clinical trials) (July 7, 2014)

"I appreciate your work." (client feedback on guidance given in branding of client products and services ) (July 2, 2014)

"Nicely
done." (client comment on response to opposing counsel, regarding narrowing the scope of litigation discovery) (July 2, 2014)

"This looks great!
 Thanks so much."   (Furnishing contract revisions to pro bono client negotiating artwork contract for book to be published) (June 28, 2014)

"Thanks for your work on this.  We are excited about launching this product and believe these patents will be a critical part of the company's strategy." (co-filing of 7 patent applications to encompass all aspects of the company's new product ) (June 10, 2014)

"Thank you for all of your help, and explanations." (advice to client concerning  scam solicitation from “Trademark Compliance
Center”)(June 9, 2014)

"The letter looks excellent. Please send it out
to our wayward friend." (in-house counsel commentary on notification to foreign firm engaged in trademark infringement and unfair competition by misrepresentation) (June 2, 2014)

"This is excellent." (proposed strategy for claims covering a key client technology, and encompassing competitive products of other parties)(May 2, 2014) 

"Thanks for your quick turnaround on this.  Greatly appreciated." (Immediate preparation of supplemental contractual documents to effectuate exclusive license arrangement) (April 16, 2014)

"Thank you, wow.  This is great news!  I will
let the team know about this new development." (client response to USPTO allowance of patent application with broad claims covering key client technology ) (April 16, 2014)

"Thank you for your email and for this excellent
work." (foreign patent firm appreciation for prosecution efforts in U.S. pharmaceutical patent application)(March 14, 2014)

"Appreciate
your efficient handling of matters" (foreign patent counsel commenting on coordination efforts in multi-country patent proceedings)(March 11, 2014)

“I want to express my gratitude for all of the work and time that you and your team have devoted to this effort.  Your guidance, knowledge and competencies were put to challenge and we have checked off another important and critical milestone.  All I can say is simply ‘thank-you’ for representing us.” (CEO of pharmaceutical client, on occasion of allowance of key therapeutic patents, after arguments presented in meeting with examiners at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) (March 5, 2014)

"Thanks for your
persistence and tact." (client expression of appreciation, after favorable conclusion of matters with difficult USPTO examiner) (February 24, 2014) 

"As always, thank you for your diligence." (same day filing of patent application to accommodate prospective publication)(February 13, 2014)

"Many thanks for this.  It is just perfect for my needs at this time." (Summarizing applicable US post-AIA law and strategic considerations to European counsel, for assisting client decision on action to be taken in US) (January 27, 2014) 

"I would like to thank you both for your help in this matter. It's been a long road, but it finally seems to be showing results. Without you guys I wouldn't have been able to pull this off." (pro bono client, on reaching resolution of trademark and domain dispute)(January 21, 2014)

"Steve and Mary --
many thanks for the excellent work." (inventor comment on responses to Office Actions of the USPTO) (January 21, 2014) 

"Quite an impressive synthesis of some complex technical matters." (CEO commentary on response to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including expert testimony declarations, involving key patent filing of pharmaceutical company)(January 21, 2014)

"Thank you so much, as always very professional and honest." (strategic recommendations to start-up business concerning allocation of intellectual property efforts)(January 8, 2014)

"Thanks for the nice job." (inventor comment on patent application directed to major new development)(November 22, 2013)

"Thank you Steven! Everyone’s efforts on such short notice  are much appreciated." (client feedback on preparation and filing of patent application within 48 hours of receipt of invention description on major electronic innovation)(September 27, 2013)

“Thanks for the shout out on our … patent grant!” (Appreciation from client concerning Tweeting of its patent issuance) (September 5, 2013)

"Thanks again for your assistance in this matter" (client appreciation for resolution of trademark infringement and unfair competition claims) (July 19, 2013)

"This is great news.  Thanks and great work!"  (In-house IP counsel response to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grant of broad protection on key corporate technology) (July 18, 2013)

"THANK YOU: this is very nice; well done!" (inventor reflection on strategically drafted claims at time of publication of patent application)(July 13, 2013)

"The docs you did were great and friendly for non- tech attorney" (commentary from corporate attorney on patent, trademark and know-how licensing and sublicensing agreements prepared for complex multi-party transaction)(July 3, 2013)

"As usual, thank you so much for the prompt and informative reply." (strategic assessment of patent appeal and trademark registration)(March 28, 2013)

"Your legal work on behalf of this invention is brilliant" (lead inventor's commentary on series of patents issued on his breakthrough technology)(March 9, 2013)

"Brilliant.  Thanks.   Helpful and precise as always." (structuring of intellectual property ownership and license aspects of multicompany transaction)(March 1, 2013)

"This is very good work." (rush preparation of key patent application with new update information to accommodate filing deadline)(February 12, 2013)

"Very well done!  I assume that the team will be very happy with the result here" (negotiation with patent examiner to add claims enhancing position against infringer) (January 16, 2013)

"
As always, thanks for the deep dive." (provision of detailed strategic assessment of patenting efforts in the context of commercial objective of client) (January 4, 2013)

"Thank you very much and for prompt action." (same day search, clearance and trademark filing) (December 13, 2012)

"Thank u very much. The essence of inventions is impressively captured." (biotechnology inventions assessment)(November 11, 2012)

"Thank you GREAT work!" (pharmaceutical litigation matter)(November 8, 2012)

"First of all, thank you very much for your swift response. We really appreciate your collaboration in this matter."

"your recommendations are right on the money"

"[Name omitted] spoke very highly of you and I'm grateful for your expertise in this trademark matter."

"Please accept my deep appreciation for your time and consideration. It is clear from your actions and observations that your are highly capable and exceptionally competent."

"Thank you so much. It is a well written application."

"thanks for your high quality work, it is always a pleasure to work with you"

"Nice job."

"Thank you very much indeed for the wonderful conversation, the delightful lunch, and all of your astute advice today! I feel much more confident about the Agreement between me and [name omitted] with you at the helm. Thank you!"

"[Name omitted] from my point of view Steven is the very best!"

"very well done” – on successful conclusion of patent proceedings in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

"I did receive the revised agreement. Thank you for your magnificent work! The revisions are clear and appropriate, and your language for the changes and in the commentaries are exceptionally articulate. I am grateful to you and I admire your work!"

"A very fine job of jousting with the USPTO beaurocrats to achieve success.You are a real master."

"Nice job."

"thank you for all the time, effort and enthusiasm you put into making last week's Tech Transfer program a success"

"GREAT job on the spreadsheet.  It's exactly what we were looking for.  Thanks."

"You ARE the greatest."

"Good work!"

"Great news in deed...  Kudos to all of team!"

"I have copied [name omitted] on this email . [Name omitted] and I worked at [company name omitted] for 14 years together and asked me to introduce him to a good IP Atty , I couldn’t think of a better fit than you. I hope you both work together."

“Excellent work, thank-you.”

“Great application.  Thank you again for your help.” 

“Thank you for your outstanding work.”

“Once again, outstanding work.”

"I am proud to be one of the clients of Hip. My association with Hip has been rewarding."

"You are at the top of my list of IP referrals."

"Like I said in the beginning this looks awesome!  And you really do exceptional work."

"This [patent application] looks good.  This was very nicely done." 

"Thanks for thinking outside of the box!"

"Good explanation. Thanks!"

"Thank you for your continuous efforts to make our patent portfolio strong and competitive."

"We do so thank you for your efforts for us.  We are very grateful."

"Thanks for your quick response!..I like your suggestion.."

"Your idea will work very well for us."

"Mary and the team at Hultquist IP have done a great job."

"I appreciate your diligence and it has obviously paid off.  Again, thank you!"

"Thank you for being on top of things, always."

"Thxs for the excellent work."

"Many thanks for your help..."

"Please thank Steven for such a great provision for my Buy Sell agreement."

"Excellent job on this filing!"

"Doc looks good. Nice work."

"Thank you for this.  Your wise counsel is very much appreciated."

"I like the strategy."

"Nice work! I think it looks quite good and you've done a good job."

"Again, thank you for a wonderful job translating our ID into a well written application."

"Thanks again for a great job making a solid application from our sketched ideas."

"Thank you for a well-written application."

"Thanks again for your insight."

"Thanks again for a great job translating the ID's into a nice patent application."

"I appreciate you staying on top of our prior art and steering us in the right direction."

"THANK YOU and all of your staff for making this happen.  You are indeed, THE BEST!"

"Real good stuff thank you for getting this done!" (litigation involving major pharmaceutical company)