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Helping You Find Your Way From Idea to Market

Our international team of patent and intellectual property attorneys can help you navigate your inventions from conception to production.

We are experts in patent, trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property law. Beyond optimally protecting our clients’ innovations and creations, we guide our clients’ business development from structuring entities and facilitating transactions to developing global marketing and distribution strategy.

How can Apex Juris help you secure a patent for your invention?

What is intellectual property law?

Trademarks • Patents • Copyright

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Why does an inventor need a patent attorney?

Owner Rights • Save Money • Protection

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What do you need to market an invention?

Patentability • Utility • Novelty

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What is the patent application process?

Options • Application • Filing

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Meet the Apex Juris Team

Tracy M. Heims
Founder and managing principal lawyer of Apex Juris
Kenichi Shibata
Intellectual property law, fluent in Japanese and English
Lynette Wylie
Patents, copyrights, technology licensing and privacy policy
Cera Oh
Patent prosecution, fluent in Korean and English
Hilde Coeckx
Patent preparation and prosecution, fluent in Dutch and English.
Joe Chalverns
Mechanical and electronic arts, litigation, copyright & trade secret law. Fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

  • Patent Applications
  • Infringement opinions
  • Trademark searches 
  • Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB)
  • Trademarks
  • Logos and slogan
  • Media rights
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Right of publicity

Patent Procurement and Enforcement

  • Market analysis and research
  • Patentability services
  • Patent preparation and prosecution
  • Foreign Filing
  • Patent commercialization and enforcement
  • Licensing distribution and commercialization agreements 

Contract Negotiation

  • Negotiation
  • Drafting
  • Management/Enforcement
  • Distribution, licensing and transfers of patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Publishing & recording contracts
  • Negotiation & due diligence
    Terms of service & privacy policies

Business, Marketing and Technology Counsel

  • Entity formation and maintenance of requisite filings and records
  • Brand and image creation
  • Media marketing and social networking
  • Cloud computing


  • Litigation specialized in intellectual
  • Cease and desist communications
  • Dispute resolution
  • Federal and state discovery, court filings, appearances, and trials 

International Trade

  • Contracts exploiting Intellectual Property Rights overseas
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Customs clearance and related trade regulation issues
  • United States Department of Agriculture Regulations Compliance

Apex Juris Blog

Five Things You Can Do to Protect Your Invention
By Tracy M. Heims 15 December 2023

As an inventor, protecting your intellectual property is crucial. Here are five things you can do...

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How Safe Is Your Invention from Patent Infringement or Theft?
By Tracy M. Heims 25 December 2023

As an inventor, it’s important to not only protect your intellectual property but also ensure it’s...

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[001] Unlocking the Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration
By Tracy M. Heims 13 June 2024

Discover the advantages of obtaining federal trademark registration and how it can benefit your...

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Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing focused and vigilant legal representation in every phase of business and product development—from hatching to maturity. To that end, our mission is to procure the broadest scope of patent, trademark, copyright, and media rights to optimally protect our clients’ innovations and creations while applying business acumen to structure entities and ventures to strategically market and distribute relevant products and services worldwide. In so advocating our clients’ proprietary and business interests, we are driven to provide professional, honest, timely, cost effective expertise which consistently and proactively promotes our clients’ interests and objectives.