TRAN & ASSOCIATES

An Innovative Intellectual Property Law Firm ...

We help domestic and international clients with patents and trademark services. We specialize in getting you the best quality patents and trademarks. Our hallmarks are:

- Top quality legal services at affordable prices: Our lawyers all have outstanding academic and work backgrounds and an average of more than 10 years of experience.

- Efficiency: By using world class technology and not having expensive offices or a large administrative staff, we have cut significantly the cost of traditional legal services without sacrificing quality. We pass these savings on to you.

- Innovation: We have developed innovative, patented and patent-pending software tools to help you prepare your own patent applications. Our law firm stands behind you to help you complete your patent application and navigate the process at the USPTO.

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Client Comments
"Mr. Tran has done excellent work in help Shutterfly obtaining the issuance of more than 10 US patents. Mr. Tran is brilliant and very resourceful in a wide range of patent areas: patent prosecution..." Dr. Xin Wen, Director of Process Engineering and Intellectual Property - Shutterfly, Inc.

"Bao has helped me with patents and IP protection through two semiconductor startup companies; Airify Inc. and Tier Logic Inc. We have filed over seventy patents in the US, of which over forty are issued. I find Bao to be warm, generous, competent...” Raminda Madurawe, Founder, President & CEO of Tier Logic Inc.


Bao Tran is a very unique individual. His ability to prepare IP applications based on complex physical properties is unmatched. I have developed several applications with Bao and his understanding of complex thermodynamic properties and his ability to delineate these technologies into clear patent submissions is without match.

Boyd Bowdish, Ph.D., Director - Cryometrix


Bao Tran is a very unique individual. His ability to prepare IP applications based on complex physical properties is unmatched. I have developed several applications with Bao and his understanding of complex thermodynamic properties and his ability to delineate these technologies into clear patent submissions is without match.

Boyd Bowdish, Ph.D., Director - Cryometrix


Bao Tran is a very unique individual. His ability to prepare IP applications based on complex physical properties is unmatched. I have developed several applications with Bao and his understanding of complex thermodynamic properties and his ability to delineate these technologies into clear patent submissions is without match.

Boyd Bowdish, Ph.D., Director - Cryometrix


Bao is a “creative patent attorney with technical expertise in the area of system engineering and software as pertains to medical device and communications applications.” Amir Abolfathi, CEO, Sonitus Medical Inc.


“During my 35 year career I have been involved with developing numerous new products and protecting my work with patents. A colleague introduced me to Bao and recommended him as a seasoned patent attorney. I sent Bao a new invention that I wanted to have patented and was delighted by his performance.

Since then I have used Bao Tran for all of my patent work and have found him to be consistently knowledgeable, prompt, responsive, efficient, and thorough in his work products and his advice - for both US and international patents. His ‘customer support’ is, without exaggeration, extraordinary!”

Duane Durbin, President IOS Technologies, Inc.


“I first worked with Bao more than 7 years ago. Since then, Bao has been my IP lawyer of preference. I worked with some other IP lawyer firms in between for other reasons (such as recommended by my investors) but I always ended up coming back to him. Once you get used to the punctuality and responsiveness of Bao, it's hard to work with anybody else.” Jesse Kim, CEO, Vapro, Inc.


"Micro Mobio is a fabless semiconductor company engaged in design of radio IC for wireless communications. We have retained Tran and Associates as our patent agent since Nov 2002. Since then, Mr. Tran has been instrumental in helping Micro Mobio build up its IP portfolio.

Mr. Tran provides us with valuable services in advisory and implementation of IP strategy, including filing and prosecuting patent applications. With a background in electrical engineering and patent laws, he converts the our engineers' invention into patents promptly and cost-effectively. To date, he and his associates have filed numerous patent applications for us, with numerous patents granted from USPTO."

W. Wang, Managing Partner, Micro Mobio, Inc.


“Bao has done an outstanding job drafting, filing and arguing the patentability of my patents. He has also been a valuable resource in finding ways to make money from the invention. His large network of business associates has made it possible for him to introduce the product and concept to potential investors and professionals who are able to take a good idea to its fullest potential. How often do you hear about a patent attorney doing PR for an invention that he filed a patent on? Although PR is not his specialty, the results he achieved were better than I would have expected.” Mike Nero, Founder and President, Naturell Inc.


“I engaged Bao for 2 patent apps, Bao was able to draft high quality patent application files within short period with appropriate, sometimes detailed technical description. His work is high quality at very reasonable cost, and Bao has demonstrated both his tech and legal skills to deal with complicated patent issues. I would engage him again for new patent apps.” Mike Mu, CEO Softroute Corporation (www.softroute.net)


“Bao is very responsive and gets things done fast. He's good at grasping concepts and generating patent content.” Wesley Cheng, VP, ServicePower, Inc.


“When I was at NEC, Bao was contracted to write several of my patents. I had used previous contracted patent attorneys in the past, and Bao set a new gold standard. His skills are phenomenal. Working with Bao has been a pleasure. He was able to push multiple patents through, with low (relative to experiences with other patent attorneys) work on my part - and all with the utmost of integrity. He is able to effectively work with the patent office to help get things done right. One specific story: Bao contacted me because a patent which was filed four years earlier was being processed by the patent office (who of course tried to reject it). He recalled conversations I had had with him years earlier, and correctly described the actual intention of the invention, the details of how it worked, and quickly wrote up a detailed technical response - my job was to approve his response. I was astounded at his ability to recall so much, and to so quickly produce such an accurate document - with so little work on my part. I strongly recommend Bao for all things related to Patent work.” Dr. Eric Glover, former Researcher, NEC Research, now Classification Architect of Searchme.com


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Sample Work

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING READING DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENTS

Flow Control of a Cryogenic Element to Remove Heat

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION IN A LARGE GROUP

INCREMENTER BASED ON CARRY CHAIN COMPRESSION

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RISK ANALYSIS AND UPDATING OF SOFTWARE

Boiling Enhancement Coating Produced Using Viscous Bulking Agent to Create Voids

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTROLLED PROCESS EXECUTION

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC BASED LATCHES AND SHIFT REGISTERS

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC BASED LATCHES AND SHIFT REGISTERS

PROGRAMMABLE LATCH BASED MULTIPLIER

USING PROGRAMMABLE LATCH TO IMPLEMENT LOGIC

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REUSING SAP ADAPTORS IN NON-SUPPORTED RELEASES

Systems and Methods for a Simplified Mobile Phonet

MULTI-PORT THIN-FILM MEMORY DEVICES

Premixed Counseling and Sound Therapy Matrix For Single Media Players

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING MEDIA FILE ACCESS OVER A NETWORK

THERMAL INSULATION TECHNIQUE FOR ULTRA LOW TEMPERATURE CRYOGENIC PROCESSOR

Systems and Methods for Ultra Low Temperature Storage

PROCEDURES AND MODELS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND EVENT REPORTING ON REMOTE DEVICES AND THE CONFIGURATION THEREOF

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING COMPUTERS

COMPUTERIZED REQUIREMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

LOW-PROFILE HEAT-SPREADING LIQUID CHAMBER USING BOILING

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