MDK Law has entered into an of-counsel agreement with J.D. Houvener to provide patent counsel and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As of-counsel, J.D. Houvener will handle exclusively patent searches, applications, and prosecutions with the USPTO for clients of MDK Law.   MDK Law will continue to provide to its clients other legal services related to business transactions, company formation, real estate, tax and litigation matters. Through this alliance, MDK Law is adding to its existing intellectual property practice, which includes trademark law, copyright law and trade secret protection along with transfer, assignment, licensing and royalty transactions for all other intellectual property.

“This is a great way to add value to the services we now offer our clients,” said Mark Kimball, founding member of MDK Law. “By handling patent prosecutions through our new of-counsel, our clients do not need to deal with separate firms to take care of their general business needs along with patent or trademark law needs. All the moving parts of a client’s legal needs will be seamlessly coordinated.”

“For many inventors and emerging businesses, securing patent protection is a big deal and often causes a lot of stress and anxiety,” said J.D. Houvener. “I look forward to taking this stress off of the clients my staff and I will serve together with MDK Law.”

MDK Law was founded in 1987 by business and tax attorney Mark Kimball and its office is located in the downtown Bellevue central business district. MDK Law serves clients from not only from the Puget Sound area and Washington state but also provides representation to clients located across the country and around the world.   Personalized, hands-on attention to each client’s legal needs is provided.

J.D. Houvener who is a registered patent attorney and former Boeing aerospace engineer.  Mr. Houvener is the founder and CEO of Bold Patents, a national intellectual property firm based out of Seattle with offices throughout the United States. Bold Patents operates as an independent firm, and serves clients ranging from solo entrepreneurs and small businesses to fortune 500 companies. Bold Patents focuses on securing patents for inventors and business owners on their inventions by getting know the client’s business and long-term goals to allow its attorneys to better advise the client on how to effectively leverage their intellectual property assets.


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