Emily Sandhaus focuses her practice on patent prosecution, patent counseling, and general intellectual property counseling. Her education background in physics, computer science, quantum optics, and biophysics provides a broad range of technical experience to draw upon in her legal practice.
I work with clients on protecting their intellectual property needs, primarily through patent prosecution of their inventions. I draft and prosecute patent applications in the electrical, computer, software, mechanical, and electro-mechanical arts. I advise clients working in a wide range of technology fields including software-based inventions, semiconductors and manufacturing equipment, robotic and prosthetic devices, biomedical devices and instruments, digital health, electronic storage architectures, wearable technologies, and networking systems.
I work closely with clients to understand their business models and IP protection needs. I have helped clients with patent portfolio management, claim construction relating to software-based inventions, advice on international filings, patentability analysis, prior art searches, filing appeals to PTAB, office action responses, examiner interviews, and reviewing employee inventions.
I foresee continued development in how companies seek to protect their software-based inventions as a greater percentage of new ideas are implemented through coding. Inventors will need to proactively address the difficulties in protecting code-based inventions in order to obtain patents and protect their IP.