Intellectual Property Acquisition, Licensing & Counselling


CRGO Law is an “IP TODAY TOP 250 PATENT FIRM” and has been so since its inception.

CRGO Law has acquired thousands of patents utilizing a unique blend of patent prosecutorial techniques.


At CRGO Law we focus our efforts on an expedited prosecution cycle in which the appellate process is leveraged and extended interactions with junior and primary examiners avoided. As a result, CRGO Law is known within the USPTO as the “law firm that appeals” and has been able to issue quality patents with minimal and prosecutorial estoppel at an average cost of thousands of U.S. dollars less than a conventionally acquired patent in a time frame that is a full six months to a year quicker.


A selection of recent patents successfully prosecuted at CRGO Law includes:

U.S. Patent No. 8,626,556 for Visualizing multiple time zones in a calendaring and scheduling application assigned to IBM Corporation
U.S. Patent No. 8,601,129 for Hypervisor selection for hosting a virtual machine image assigned to IBM Corporation
U.S. Patent No. 8,570,159 for Manifest integrity management via radio frequency identification (RFID) assigned to IBM Corporation
U.S. Patent No. 8,620,583 for Sending location information from within a communication application Assigned to Blackberry Limited
U.S. Patent No. 8,619,044 for Electronic device including tactile touch-sensitive display and method of controlling same assigned to Blackberry Limited
U.S. Patent No. 8,620,998 for Mobile application deployment for distributed computing environments assigned to Steelcloud, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. 8,489,543 for A software-based customer relationship management system and method assigned to SugarCRM, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. 7,904,414 for Adaptive multi-channel answering service for knowledge management systems assigned to Kana Software, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. 8,376,931 for Visualizing ablation cannula assigned to Orthopaedic Development, LLC
U.S. Patent No. 7,685,774 for Closing system for sealing system of sliding door/window assigned to Speyer Door and Window
U.S. Patent No. 8,691,132 for Heat treatment of polymer films assigned to Macro Engineering and Technology, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. 8,328,039 for Nestable Produce Container assigned to Vortex Packaging Niagra, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. 8,490,990 for Twist-Axle with Longitudinally Varying Wall Thickness assigned to Arcelormittal Tubular Products Canada, Inc.
U.S. Patent No. D617,483 for Flashlight with Flames assigned to Iron Bridge Tools
U.S. Patent No. D606,835 for Screwdriver Head assigned to Iron Bridge Tools
U.S. Patent No. D590,732 for Tape Measure assigned to Iron Bridge Tools

Our legal services include:

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Trademark Preparation and Prosecution in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Copyright Registration in the United States Copyright Office
  • International Patent and Trademark Prosecution and Management
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Clearance Studies
  • Intellectual Property Opinions of Infringement/Non-infringement, Patentability and Validity/Invalidity
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer including Open Source Licensing
  • Technology Export Control
  • Domain Name Acquisition and Dispute Resolution
  • Cross-Border Technology Asset Protection