Patents & Trademarks
PRACTICES AT TIPS GROUP
What We Provide
Intellectual property can be your company's most valuable asset. TIPS Group provides a number of intellectual property legal services and specializes in the preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of patents and trademarks at the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Patent filing and prosecution
We specialize in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications with the USPTO and worldwide.
Registration and Maintenance
TIPS Group provides trademark services to a worldwide clientele.
Paul L. Hickman, A.B., B.S.E.E., M.A., J.D. founded TIPS Group in 2006. He specializes in intellectual property law with particular emphasis on patent and trademark law. He obtained his A.B. from Stanford University, his B.S.E.E. from San Jose State University, his M.A. from Cogswell Polytechnical College, and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Hickman served as President of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) from 2002‑2003, was an Adjunct Professor of IP Law at Peninsula University School of Law from 1986‑1999, was an Instructor of IP Law at Santa Clara University Institute for Paralegal Studies from 1987‑1998 and became of faculty member of CPVA in 2011.