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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Read what our clients have to say...
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 (2011-2015, and again for 2018), an accomplishment that puts Cotman among the elite practitioners in the field of intellectual property law.
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.
In 2016 AI International awarded the Dispute Resolution Award to Cotman for successfully resolving an ongoing parade of complex patent infringement cases.
We've negotiated hundreds of license agreements and know what it takes to get patent owners paid for their inventions.
Our experienced patent attorneys are efficient and cost effective at protecting your innovative ideas.
Our trial attorneys know IP litigation. We've handled 100s of disputes and understand what it takes to succeed.
Running a business is complicated. Let our attorneys guide you through how to keep things in line.
If your trademarks are a valuable part of your business. We know that it takes to protect your marks and minimize risk.
Entertainment is art. We have a passion for art in all its various forms and dedicate ourselves to protecting creative expression.