Having worked with the DASCENZO GATES team for the past 12 years in the management our company’s patent and trademark needs, I have had the opportunity to witness David and his team operate in many challenging situations. In each instance, the combination of technical prowess, business acumen, and passion for the law has been a tremendous asset to the health and well-being of our intellectual property. By weaving DASCENZO GATES into our development process, they continue to be integral in building upon and maintaining a robust and meaningful patent and trademark portfolio for CamelBak.
Jeremy Galten, Vice President for Research and Development
DASCENZO GATES understands the CamelBak brand and business as well as our internal teams do. Functioning as a true partner, they help guide our trademark strategy and execution with thoughtful guidance and recommendations that are consistent with business demands. I appreciate their thorough review of any given situation and their clear, plain-English interpretations of trademark law. I would highly recommend DASCENZO GATES’s team to anyone looking to build, grow or maintain a brand.
Shannon Stearns, Director of Marketing
DASCENZO GATES is a small firm that does better work than I have ever seen come out of a large firm, even a large patent boutique. They excel at understanding the invention and how to cover it broadly, usually determining that the invention is more broad than our engineers initially thought, while being able to draft patent applications in such a way that the patents issue, not only in the US, but all over the world. DASCENZO GATES also has an extensive network of foreign IP associates all around the world who not only file applications and responses to patent office actions, but also provide substantive input into how to best draft and amend claims in their jurisdiction, while keeping in mind what results the client wants.
Joe Shallenburger, Chief Patent Counsel
The development of innovative machine tools, unique processes, and creative concepts is a significant part of Climax’s product-development strategy. We value our partnership with DASCENZO GATES in helping to identify and protect the intellectual property that we feel gives Climax a strong competitive advantage. In our experience, we have found DASCENZO GATES to be thorough, organized, and efficient in helping us to develop and maintain our valuable intellectual property documentation.
Dave Sorensen PE (UT), Chief Engineer
DASCENZO GATES IP Law helped us achieve room to operate with a series of materials and process patents that have allowed us to survive market challenges from our much larger competitors. More importantly, they helped us preserve our rights without litigation when we’ve bumped into trademark issues with our much larger competitors. DASCENZO GATES is quick to respond – a major virtue when an urgent issue arises suddenly, and you need immediate help.
Ralph Nauman, President
DASCENZO GATES IP Law has been one of my most valuable business assets. They are the intellectual brigade supporting and protecting my simple design property. Together, we formulated and executed a plan that has continued to safeguard all of Heart Sticker’s assets. All of my IP worries are eliminated as soon as I pick up the phone and call. I went in looking for an IP lawyer and I ended up with an IP strategist.
Chris Bucci, Founder
Working with the team at DASCENZO GATES is a pleasure. They explain the key concepts needed to file for a patent clearly and in easy to understand language. They guide us through the process, make their deadlines, and don’t present us with any unpleasant surprises regarding filing requirements, last minute decisions, or costs. I highly recommend DASCENZO GATES for utility and design patent work.
Brad Hangartner, Controller & Treasurer
I have to mention how much I appreciate DASCENZO GATES IP Law’s novel sensitivity to the parties when drafting our agreements. In a short time, they have discovered our tone and aligned their professional counsel and contractual language with our business case. There is more than enough complexity in negotiation with giant organizations, and litigious sidebar conversations with associated third parties could easily become perilous impediments to our evolving work, yet DASCENZO GATES’s agreements have been executed effortlessly. Because of the way in which our agreements were drafted, it’s easy to present them to our clients with confidence and without apology. That our clients, some of the largest organizations on the continent, have conceded to our small LLC terms—unheard of in the usual course of business—is a tribute to DASCENZO GATES’s attention and empathy. I’m very proud to work with DASCENZO GATES, and I’m a better negotiator because they are on our side.
Andrew Pickering, Partner
DASCENZO GATES IP Law is a trusted long term partner of Torani. We have relied on them to protect our interests across the globe. David is a pleasure to work with and has been instrumental in guiding us to make the right national and international branding decisions. They help us set our IP protection strategies and are always cognizant of our budget. DASCENZO GATES IP Law helps me sleep tight at night!
Scott Triou, Chief Financial Officer
DASCENZO GATES IP Law has taken care of our patent and intellectual property work for many years. I have always been extremely pleased with the quality of their writing and thought processes on their patent applications. One of the more unique patents that DASCENZO GATES wrote for me was for a book series my company was publishing. The series incorporated an innovative method of “shared reading” and DASCENZO GATES thought we might be able to get a patent on it. And sure enough, they wrote an application that was approved with fairly broad patent coverage. I was particularly pleased and impressed since the patent was in a field (book publishing) that is not known at all for patent coverage.
Don Panec, President