Founded in 1962, Seed IP is a full service IP firm and known to one peer as a "major player and a strong boutique." A software client refers to the patent prosecution abilities of the firm as "world class, both in knowledge of our domain (machine learning, big data), reliability in managing critical dates and deadlines related to our portfolio." In patent matters, an electronics client calls the firm "very reliable and quick to respond" adding "they set clear expectations on the outcome of the case."
Chair of the firm's biotech and chemistry group Stephen Rosenman, known by one peer as "particularly strong in biotech," focuses on patent prosecution and patent portfolio management, frequently for clients in the healthcare sector.
Managing partner Kevin Costanza is adept in IP licensing, trademark clearance and registration, and mechanical patent prosecution. Jeffrey Sakoi worked for Japanese electronics companies before joining Seed, and he splits his practice between patent prosecution and assertion-defense cases, working primarily with clients located in mechanical, telecommunications, and electromechanical areas. Bill Ferron has extensive experience counseling clients on patent, trademark and copyright matters, with an emphasis on strategic protection, licensing and dispute resolution. Frank Abramonte specializes in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. His practice is technically diverse and covers medical devices, software, electrical processing convertors, optics, ultrasound technology and casino gaming. A high technology client refers to Abramonte's patent work as "amazing," adding that "despite a heavy caseload, he responds virtually immediately to any inquiry. Any work product he provides is extremely high quality in a cost-effective way. He consistently provides pragmatic advice at the level needed. His communication is excellent. I am never surprised by any bill." Samuel Webb has expertise in life science, chemical, and medical device industries.
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