We Protect Your Inventions & Designs.


Patents protect innovative apparatus, processes and designs. As a sword or a shield, they are powerful leverage critical to long term success of tech businesses. Exposure to competition and filing deadlines apply, so don’t delay if you have created a new invention.


We specialize in preparation and filing of U.S. & international patent filings:

  • U.S. Nonprovisional & Provisional Utility Patent Applications
  • Design Patent Applications
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) & International Applications
  • Commercialization, Licensing & Enforcement


We prepare, prosecute, license & enforce trademarks:

  • U.S. Trademark & Service Marks 
  • State Trademark Registration
  • Madrid Protocol & International Registration
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation before the Trademark Trial & Appellate Board


We protect artistic expressions in the U.S. and around the world , including:

  • Literary Works
  • Computer Software & Data Collections
  • Musical Works, Lyrics, and Sound Recordings
  • Dramatic & Choreographic Works
  • Motion Pictures & Audiovisual Works


We help safeguard information, processes, formulas, techniques, or methods that are not readily known by the public, such as: 

  • Manufacturing Techniques & Practices
  • Computer Algorithms & Formulas
  • Vendors & Sales Databases
  • Recipes for Food or Products
  • Other Proprietary Processes & Procedures


We assist clients with a variety of cyber, digital and computer matters, including: 

  • Consulting Regarding Best Practices for Confidentiality & Security of Digital Assets
  • Patent & Software Licensing Agreements
  • Terms Of Use, Service, Privacy Policy & Other Computer-Related Agreements
  • Navigating PCI DSS Measures


What Makes Us Different

No Pyramid Structure. Partner-Level Work On All Your Projects.


We eliminated the traditional law firm pyramid structure. So you are not paying for multiple levels of attorneys nor financing on-the-job training to associates. At our firm, your work is performed by an experienced former partner with a decade or more of experience.

No Hourly Billing. No Charge For Calls & Emails.


We charge by the project, not the hour, so no cost overruns or shocking bills. If it takes longer to do something right, we absorb that. We don’t charge for calls or emails to/from our clients. Our clients communicate with us without feeling they are “on the clock.”  Call us and see for yourself, no charge..

Big Firm Experience.

Half The Cost.


We’re former partners of big firms that created a smaller, leaner, efficient alternative for our clients. Less overhead affords us more time to focus on fewer clients. It’s better math all around, both for our clients and for us.

Steven M. Bertone, Patent Attorney

(509) 230-1239 (direct)

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Innovative Law, PLLC
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