Les Bookoff has provided a full range of patent counseling services to clients for over 20 years. He has a particular focus on developing practical patent strategies in concert with the client’s business goals and budget. The Legal 500 US has named him as a leading lawyer, describing Les as having “the rare combination of well-honed legal acumen and experience-driven business savvy that makes him a go-to guy for intellectual property matters.” IAM Patent 1000 also has recommended Les, describing him as “prompt, creative, strategic, and professional.” With that recommendation, the publication stated that “[s]imply put, without his contribution, success stories rarely come to fruition; he builds strong patent portfolios with broad claims and clean freedom-to-operate positions.” Les represents Fortune 500 companies, startups, universities, and venture capitalists in all aspects of patent counseling. He analyzes patent portfolios of competitors to counsel clients regarding acquisition of technology, licensing, contemplated products, and potential design-around options. He studies competitor products to advise clients on enforcement of their patent portfolios and prepares validity, infringement, patentability, and clearance opinions. He has represented clients in dozens of due diligence investigations during investment transactions, mergers, and acquisitions. He prepares and prosecutes foreign and domestic patent applications, having obtained hundreds, if not thousands, of patents worldwide for his clients in the past 20 plus years. Les also has considerable experience in U.S. district court litigation and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office interference and post-grant proceedings. His litigation background brings considerable value to clients that he counsels and in obtaining patents that will withstand the rigors of enforcement and competitive scrutiny. Les’s technical experience extends to diverse technologies in the mechanical and electro-mechanical fields, including the internet, consumer products, medical devices, healthcare IT, software, food industry, and industrial machinery and manufacturing.