HEA’s gaming, software, and electronics team has years of experience obtaining, negotiating, and enforcing intellectual property rights on behalf of some of the largest global companies in the gaming industry.  Our team includes former USPTO patent examiners from the electronic games art unit, including a former SPE with over 24 years of experience in electronic games and amusement devices, electronic education devices, computer based training systems, and electrical exercising devices. In addition, our team includes members holding advanced engineering degrees in the related arts.  This combination of administrative and technical experience has resulted in hundreds of gaming related patents, because we know what it takes to prepare and prosecute a patent application that will stand up to the scrutiny of the latest patent eligibility guidelines.

We develop comprehensive business solutions for our clients by assisting with the following intellectual property matters:
    •    Patent Drafting and Prosecution, domestic and international
    •    Design Patent Preparation and Prosecution
    •    IP audit (trademark, copyright, patent)
    •    Counseling regarding “patent versus trade secret” calculation
    •    Validity, Infringement, and Freedom-to-Operate Opinions
    •    PTAB litigation
    •    District Court Litigation
    •    Confidentiality issues
    •    Joint Venture/Development Agreements
    •    Procurement, Sale, and Licensing of Technology