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Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Entertainment, & Business Law Attorneys
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We believe in working hard to create the American Dream for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and small businesses by protecting the intellectual property they develop.


Our Promise

  • Exceptional Quality

    Do it once. Do it right! Our high performance standards result in enforceable IP with real value. We thoroughly vet all work product to deliver exceptional results to our clients the first time.

  • Clear Communication

    Communication is the keystone of good service. We understand that our work is complex, so we communicate clearly and regularly with our clients to help them understand the services we provide.

  • Understanding the Big Picture

    We are always looking out for the best interests of our clients. We make sure that the work we do matches your business strategy, your long-term goals, and your budget.

  • Prompt Response to Inquiries

    We know that the primary source of value in our society is time. Our responsiveness shows that we care about our clients — they can always expect us to respond to calls and e-mails in a timely fashion.

  • NO Surprises!

    We strive to deliver our services at a reasonable and expected price. We are upfront about the anticipated cost of our services before they are performed.

  • Contact Us Today

    Our team is here to see you succeed in all of your intellectual property endeavors. Give us a call, email us, or send us a message today to see how we can help you.

We have over 15 years experience in various areas of IP practice.

Named as one of the Top Patent Litigation Firms in 2016 by Lex Machina, Cotman  is known for its work advocating the rights of inventors and intellectual property owners alike.

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Super Lawyer

Dan Cotman has been named by Thomson Reuters, to the Super Lawyers list for exhibiting excellence in the practice of law for 5 consecutive years (2011-2016), an accomplishment that puts Cotman among the elite practitioners in the field of intellectual property law.

Community Lawyer

In the local community, Cotman received the Top Attorney award in intellectual property from Pasadena Magazine and was named the Best Attorney/Law Firm by Pasadena Weekly in 2015. 

Dispute Resolution

In 2016 AI International awarded the Dispute Resolution Award to Cotman for successfully resolving an ongoing parade of complex patent infringement cases.

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Patent Monetization

We've negotiated hundreds of license agreements and know what it takes to get patent owners paid for their inventions.

Patent Applications

Our experienced patent attorneys are efficient and cost effective at protecting your innovative ideas.

IP Infringement Litigation

Our trial attorneys know IP litigation. We've handled 100s of disputes and understand what it takes to succeed.

Business Law

Running a business is complicated. Let our attorneys guide you through how to keep things in line.

Trademark Protection

If your trademarks are a valuable part of your business. We know that it takes to protect your marks and minimize risk.

Entertainment Law

Entertainment is art. We have a passion for art in all its various forms and dedicate ourselves to protecting creative expression.

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