CARY, N.C. – Coats & Bennett, PLLC, an intellectual property law firm, is ranked in the top ten among all law firms that practice patent law for their success with Pre-Appeal Brief conferences according to Juristat.  A pre-appeal brief conference allows a patent applicant who has received a final rejection from the Patent Office to have a formal review of their pending application and the final rejection.  The conference provides for a review without having to prepare a formal appeal brief and enter into the lengthy formal appeal process.  When successful, the conference provides significant time and cost savings for the patent applicant.

 “Our experiences with Pre-Appeal Brief conferences have been very positive” stated David Kalish, the managing member at Coats & Bennett.  “We have been able to secure meaningful patent protection for our clients without having to incur the cost of a full appeal process and without having to wait the 2+ years it normally takes to complete the full appeal process.”

Coats & Bennett specializes in patent application and prosecution practice.  They have 14 registered patent attorneys and agents who work in a wide variety of technical fields, with particular emphasis in electrical, computer, mechanical, and chemical arts.