The team at KRDG provided what I can only describe as outstanding advice and assistance in my efforts to register two trademarks critical to our corporate consulting brand and identity. The KRDG team was thorough, kept me informed at each step along the way and worked closely with me to optimize the registration application so that it protected precisely what was needed.
Jerry Vieira, CMC, of The QMP Group, Inc.
For the record, the bilingual skill our attorneys at KRDG have is greatly appreciated. I refer to their fluency in ‘Science-speak’ in addition to ‘Legalese.’ It’s so valuable that they can understand and work with rough technical or scientific descriptions and ideas, and efficiently produce a legal document that’s still comprehensible to mere mortals. Our rate of progress is much accelerated, and the agony is greatly minimized as a result.
Scott Wiedeman, Chief Scientist, Global Solar Energy, Inc.
I contacted the KRDG team to prepare a utility patent application. My project and the patent application have reached a successful conclusion, in large part to their credit.
In addition to being friendly, they also respond immediately to inquiries, deliver on schedule, and are thoroughly acquainted with IP law and USPTO procedures.
With regard to my patent application, they managed to turn my two-page amateur provisional application into a flawless professional document that was detailed and organized in a manner far beyond my own capability or expectation.
This was my first experience with inventing and patents, and I don’t think it would’ve been successful without KRDG’s counsel. They went above and beyond, and have my highest recommendation.
Majed Quaiz, Beaverton, OR
Having worked with the KRDG team for the past 12 years in the management of our company’s patent and trademark needs, I have had the opportunity to witness their team operate in many challenging situations. In each instance, the combination of technical prowess, business acumen, and passion for the law has been a tremendous asset to the health and well-being of our intellectual property. By weaving KRDG into our development process, they continue to be integral in building upon and maintaining a robust and meaningful patent and trademark portfolio for CamelBak.
Jeremy Galten, VP for R&D, CamelBak
“Tremendous work of writing. Amazing attention to detail while maintaining a broad descriptive approach.”
KRDG is a small firm that does better work than I have ever seen come out of a large firm, even a large patent boutique. They excel at understanding the invention and how to cover it broadly, usually determining that the invention is more broad than our engineers initially thought, while being able to draft patent applications in such a way that the patents issue, not only in the US, but all over the world. KRDG also has an extensive network of foreign IP associates all around the world who not only file applications and responses to patent office actions, but also provide substantive input into how to best draft and amend claims in their jurisdiction, while keeping in mind what results the client wants.
Joe Shallenburger, Chief Patent Counsel, Cascade Microtech Inc. (now FormFactor Inc.)
My husband and I had an invention, and that was about it when we found the KRDG firm. They were fabulous from the very first meeting. They took the time to listen to our idea and really understand what we were trying to do, which was not easy with the napkin drawings that we brought.
From that day, our attorney has felt like a member of our family, guiding us through the steps to getting our patent and trademarks beautifully completed. He was on top of every deadline – kindly reminding us when we were getting dangerous close to missing one.
The KRDG team is always incredibly quick to respond to questions. They even check in to be sure that we are taken care of when we go too long without letting them know where our product is at in the creation process. I hope that anyone trying to get started with a business or working on moving an existing company forward is lucky enough to have KRDG as a part of their team!
Christie R. and John V. of Play’n Stash, Inc.
The development of innovative machine tools, unique processes, and creative concepts is a significant part of Climax’s product-development strategy. We value our partnership with KRDG in helping to identify and protect the intellectual property that we feel gives Climax a strong competitive advantage. In our experience, we have found the KRDG firm to be thorough, organized, and efficient in helping us to develop and maintain our valuable intellectual property documentation.
Dave Sorensen PE (UT), Chief Engineer, Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems
“. . . extremely capable and responsive.”
The attorneys at the KRDG firm helped us achieve room to operate with a series of materials and process patents that have allowed us to survive market challenges from our much larger competitors. More importantly, they helped us preserve our rights without litigation when we’ve bumped into trademark issues with our much larger competitors. KRDG is quick to respond – a major virtue when an urgent issue arises suddenly, and you need immediate help.
Ralph Nauman, President, Environ-Metal, Inc.
KRDG rocks! When our organization was awarded a $10 million healthcare innovation grant, we knew we had to follow federal regulations about intellectual property. But we didn’t know where to start. The attorneys at KRDG deciphered the rules, explained what we needed to do, and helped draft our IP-related contracts. They even came to one of our conferences and gave an entertaining presentation about trademarks, copyrights, and patents. It was a big relief to find knowledgeable and friendly attorneys to help us.
Denyse T. at Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership
KRDG not only mastered the invention quickly, but they really made the process easy.
I’m a small business owner and an inventor. When I needed to get a patent application filed, I worked with the attorneys at KRDG. They took the time to understand my invention, and then wrote it all up in a fantastic application. They explained everything I needed to know. I had total peace of mind, because I was kept in the loop every step of the way. I also really appreciated that they gave me an estimate up front and stuck to it. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a patent attorney.
Rob Roy at Recychedelic, Inc., Portland, OR
The KRDG firm understands the CamelBak brand and business as well as our internal teams do. Functioning as a true partner, they help guide our trademark strategy and execution with thoughtful guidance and recommendations that are consistent with business demands. I appreciate their thorough review of any given situation and their clear, plain-English interpretations of trademark law. I would highly recommend KRDG’s team to anyone looking to build, grow or maintain a brand.
Shannon Stearns, Director of Marketing, CAMELBAK PRODUCTS, LLC
KRDG has been one of my most valuable business assets. They are the intellectual brigade supporting and protecting my simple design property. Together, we formulated and executed a plan that has continued to safeguard all of Heart Sticker’s assets. All of my IP worries are eliminated as soon as I pick up the phone and call. I went in looking for an IP lawyer and I ended up with an IP strategist.
Chris Bucci, Founder, IN STATE ENTERPRISES, LLC
Working with the team at KRDG is a pleasure. They explain the key concepts needed to file for a patent clearly and in easy to understand language. They guide us through the process, make their deadlines, and don’t present us with any unpleasant surprises regarding filing requirements, last minute decisions, or costs. I highly recommend the KRDG law firm for utility and design patent work.
Brad Hangartner, Controller & Treasurer, ISSPRO, INC.
I have to mention how much I appreciate KRDG Law’s novel sensitivity to the parties when drafting our agreements. In a short time, they have discovered our tone and aligned their professional counsel and contractual language with our business case. There is more than enough complexity in negotiation with giant organizations, and litigious sidebar conversations with associated third parties could easily become perilous impediments to our evolving work, yet KRDG’s agreements have been executed effortlessly. Because of the way in which our agreements were drafted, it’s easy to present them to our clients with confidence and without apology. That our clients, some of the largest organizations on the continent, have conceded to our small LLC terms—unheard of in the usual course of business—is a tribute to KRDG’s attention and empathy. I’m very proud to work with KRDG, and I’m a better negotiator because they are on our side.
Andrew Pickering, Partner, PRESENTATION DESIGN GROUP LLC
KRDG is a trusted long term partner of Torani. We have relied on them to protect our interests across the globe. They are a pleasure to work with and have been instrumental in guiding us to make the right national and international branding decisions. They help us set our IP protection strategies and are always cognizant of our budget. The KRDG firm helps me sleep tight at night!
Scott Triou, Chief Financial Officer, R. TORRE & COMPANY
KRDG has taken care of our patent and intellectual property work for many years. I have always been extremely pleased with the quality of their writing and thought processes on their patent applications. One of the more unique patents that KRDG wrote for me was for a book series my company was publishing. The series incorporated an innovative method of “shared reading” and KRDG thought we might be able to get a patent on it. And sure enough, they wrote an application that was approved with fairly broad patent coverage. I was particularly pleased and impressed since the patent was in a field (book publishing) that is not known at all for patent coverage.
Don Panec, President, TREASURE BAY, INC.
KRDG consistently provides high-quality work product and positively impacts the value of Boeing’s global patent portfolio.
The Boeing Company
KRDG has been a fantastic partner over the years as I have navigated growing my company and protecting our IP. They have found creative ways to solidify an IP strategy and protect the future of my business. Truthfully, we would not be where we are today without the KRDG firm.
Jelani Memory, Co-Founder & CEO, A KIDS BOOK ABOUT, INC.