Christopher Voci is an attorney with Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC where he is engaged primarily in an intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution and counseling clients on offensive and defensive use of intellectual property to gain advantages in the marketplace. Prior to joining Simmons Perrine, Mr. Voci was an associate at Dobrusin & Thennisch in Pontiac, Michigan.
U.S. Patent Prosecution. Mr. Voci represents clients in front of the US Patent & Trademark Office in all aspects of patent practice, with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Mr. Voci has a wide range of technological expertise including chemical and mechanical technologies.
Foreign Patent Prosecution. Mr. Voci has significant experience in counseling clients on how to select where to file foreign patent applications including utilizing effective strategies for maximizing coverage while minimizing cost.
Intellectual Property Strategy. Mr. Voci counsels clients in methods of using intellectual property assets to both defend against competitors on the one hand and to use against competitors on the other hand. Defending against competitors with intellectual property may include pre-emptive patenting or publication or design around activities. Using intellectual property against competitors may include analyzing current and future trends in the marketplace as well as the competitors’ patenting activities to understand the direction where the competitor is moving toward. Further, trademarks, copyrights, software licenses, employment agreements and non-compete agreements also offer methods to give the client an edge in the market place.