Mr. Eakin has returned to run his own firm in 2005 after many years as a senior intellectual property partner in major Silicon Valley firms. The overhead bloat and billing pressures of larger firms does not provide optimal service to most clients — most IP clients are better served by smaller, highly focused firms that provide more cost-effective and efficient service.

Located in Menlo Park, CA, Mr. Eakin is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney whose patent office practice concentrates on:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Corporate intellectual property matters
  • Counseling and strategic planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Due diligence in connection with private financings and public offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Analysis of patents and related intellectual property involved in litigation

His technical experience includes:

  • Semiconductor processing
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Communications systems hardware and software
  • Materials science
  • Optics
  • Storage devices
  • Medical devices
  • Biomedical technologies