WEI & SLEMAN LLP

Intelligent. Experienced. Efficient.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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We apprenticed at century-old institutions and learned from the sharpest legal minds till we mastered our skills.  We are well-versed in the tried-and-true methods, and we know there is no substitute for experience.  We have picked up some new tricks along the way; techniques to incorporate empirical data and advanced analytics to improve efficiency.  We blend the new, but we never forget the old.  Our aim is to deliver the highest quality legal work in a cost-efficient manner.

PATENT PREPARATION AND PROSECUTION  

We have obtained hundreds of patents for our clients, small and large.  Whether you are interested in obtaining a single patent, or a portfolio of hundreds, we know that a thoughtful approach to patent preparation and prosecution creates value.  Our attorneys are technically trained in various disciplines and experts in medical devices and computer software.  We use the latest technology so that work is completed efficiently and ahead of schedule. We give you a reasonable estimate and keep our word.

IP DUE DILIGENCE

Intellectual Property may be the key driver in a merger or acquisition, or just an ancillary consideration.  We can study IP portfolios and evaluate strengths and weaknesses.  Our investigation will help you better understand the value of the assets in question.   We also perform competitor portfolio monitoring, acting as our clients' eyes and ears to keep them abreast of the newest trends.

LEGAL OPINIONS

We are here to advise.  Whether you are looking for freedom to operate, or need an invalidity or noninfringement opinion, we provide guidance and clarity.  We can help you make intelligent, informed decisions by uncovering risks and potential benefits.

PATENT SEARCHING

Patent searching is as much as an art as a science.  Many people do not understand the limitations of keyword searches and have a difficult time finding relevant results.  This is why clients turn to us to help with patent searching.  Whether they wish to evaluate the patentability of an invention, to find relevant prior art that can be used against competitors in a third-party submission or to understand the general patent landscape in a specific field, our attorneys are skilled and experienced at uncovering the most relevant search results.

PATENT LICENSE DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION

We have the legal knowledge, skills, and experience to advise clients on licensing and negotiations. We are problem solvers who see the big picture and provide creative solutions.​

 

CLIENT COUNSELING

Let's have a conversation about your business and your goals at one of our New Jersey or California offices.  We can tailor an intellectual property plan that suits your needs and works within your budget.  We work hand-in-hand with our clients to protect their investment and guide their business.

 

PROFESSIONALS

PETER D. SLEMAN

FOUNDING PARTNER

STELLAR PEDIGREE

Peter gained valuable experience at the esteemed intellectual property boutique of Darby & Darby, and later at Lerner David. He aims to provide the same level of sophistication and service in a more efficient manner. With lower overhead costs, Peter can dedicate more time to each client and offer superior client service.

 

JACK OF MOST TRADES

Peter practices in a wide range of technologies including mechanical devices and electronic hardware and software.  Passionately curious, he is able ask the right questions and get up to speed quickly.  Peter also stays abreast on changes in the law and publishes articles in a wide variety of IP publications and this site's blog.

 

MASTER OF AT LEAST ONE

During law school, Peter gained valuable patent law experience at a major healthcare and pharmaceutical company.  He has since represented several Fortune 500 companies in the medical device industry in connection with an array of innovations.  With a biomedical engineering background, Peter enjoys practicing at the fascinating intersection of law, engineering, and medicine.

ELLEN WEI

MANAGING PARTNER

SEASONED PROFESSIONAL

Ellen began her career at the intellectual property boutique of Darby & Darby in New York, and later moved to Silicon Valley.  For over a decade, Ellen has gained tremendous experience in the IP field and is able to give clients the clarity they seek.

 

TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE

Ellen has a broad skill set that includes an array of computer technologies. She has worked on inventions spanning numerous industries, including database systems, cybersecurity, robotics, autonomous vehicles, data compression,  hardware architecture, image processing, networking, manufacturing processes, and much more.

 

STRATEGIC PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Ellen has experience advising companies of all sizes, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies. Based on a company's unique characteristics and business goals, she creates an IP strategy that advances those goals. She strives to build a patent portfolio that continues to match the current position and future growth of each company. 

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