Cost-Effective Legal Services

Patent Applications

Mr. Simmermon has patented consumer products, mechanical devices, medical devices, electronic devices, computer software, musical instruments, firearms, and more. Mr. Simmermon will thoroughly understand your invention and determine the key aspects of your invention that can translate into patent protection rights and profit for your business. Importantly, many patents tested in infringement cases in court are cancelled for inadequate description of the invention or the claims, meaning the patent is cancelled and the infringer gets off scott free. To avoid this, Mr. Simmermon describes all inventions and claims in extensive detail with basic language so that a child could understand the intricacies of a complex invention. This helps insure that the patent will hold up in court. Alternately, many over-priced patent attorneys make the mistake of over specializing with hyper technical language when describing the invention and drafting the claims, which can lead to a lack of understanding or a finding of ambiguity by the district court judge, which also causes cancellation of the patent. Please note that typically district court judges are not scientists, engineers, or highly technical, so patents should be drafted with this in mind. Mr. Simmermon has flat rates to file utility patent applications and design patent applications.

Trademark Applications

It is more difficult than you think to file a trademark application that successfully registers without delay caused by mistakes in the application. You may have to re-file the application, or worse, lose the mark altogether because of these mistakes. Mr. Simmermon will take the time to understand your specific situation and use his expertise to file the right trademark application correctly from the beginning to secure your trademark rights in record time. Also, Mr. Simmermon will remain the public attorney of record on the trademark after registration to communicate to all that you and your trademark are represented by an intellectual property attorney who can quickly sue them for trademark infringement. Mr. Simmermon has flat rates to file trademark applications.

License Agreements and Other Contracts

Mr. Simmermon provides legal assistance to clients who wish to enter into license agreements for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Simmermon also handles general contracts matters and contracts enforcement. The attorney works with clients to tailor specific agreements that are best for their situation. Mr. Simmermon works efficiently and strategically with the other party to amend and execute agreements. The attorney carefully reviews documents with clients and answers all questions in layman's terms to make sure clients understand their rights and duties.

Litigation Representation

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights become embroiled in legal battles when parties violate agreements, infringe upon the intellectual property of others, or face accusations of infringement. When clients need to protect their intellectual property or defend against claims of infringement, Craig Simmermon is a strong advocate for their rights and a diligent representative in court. Mr. Simmermon stays with clients throughout the entirety of the dispute, seeing cases through trial and the appellate court process if necessary. He handles patent infringement, trademark infringement, and copyright infringement cases in Federal District Courts and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as commercial or contracts cases in California State court.

General Counsel

Mr. Simmermon provides a range of other legal services to existing clients as arranged on an individual basis.

Contact Craig A. Simmermon at to arrange a one-hour initial consultation for $250. Attorney rates range from $250-350 per hour. The Sacramento Office is located at 980 9th St., 16th Fl., Sacramento, CA 95814, just two blocks away from the State Courthouse and the Federal Courthouse for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. The Roseville Office is located at 3017 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 300, Roseville, CA 95661. Mr. Simmermon meets with clients on an appointment-only basis.

The Law Office of Craig A. Simmermon