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We are not just an IP law firm, we are tech-based IP law firm

Technology + IP Legal Experience

We are turning the IP system on its head

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Our technologies make it affordable!.

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Our Expertise

  • Patent Filing & Litigation
  • Trademark Filing & Protection
  • IP Technologies

PRESS RELEASE: Tran & Associates Donates Patent Services for Innovative Inventions to Stop Covid-19

To encourage innovative solutions against COVID-19, Tran & Associates announces grants on patent application preparation fees in support of up to ten top ideas that address shortages in medical supplies, diagnostics, telemedicine, and treatments. Check out our press releases as seen bellow

About Tran & Associates

The old model is broken. We are building a future where innovators can work together and with us to get the holistic IP automation tools, data, and legal advice they need to make a big difference in cost and quality from the very beginning.

  • Expert Patent & Trademark Lawyers
  • Deep Technologies
  • Easy To Use Tools
  • Quick Support


As a full service Intellectual Property Law Firm, we will handle all your IP needs from start to finish. For clients looking for cost-effective IP solutions, we also offer our lawyer supported (and patented) Inventive.org® creation system:.

Provisional Application

A provisional application is a low-cost first patent filing in the United States and does not need a patent claim while allowing "Patent Pending" to be used and lasts 12 months from the date the provisional application is filed.

Utility Application

A Utility application is the broadest protection for inventions and generally permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for 20 years..

Design Application

A design aplication protects the visual ornamental characteristics embodied in, or applied to, a product or an article of manufacture.

Trademark Application

Our trademark practice centers on complete trademark portfolio management and enforcement. Our practice engages in selection and clearance of marks, domestic, foreign and international registration, maintenance of registrations, licensing, franchising, and proceeding...

IP Management

For large clients, we provide custom software as a service to handle company-wide IP workflow between inventors, IP managers, and attorneys for trademark and patent management. The system enhances communications and quality management of the IPs. Please send us an inquiry if you are interested.

Tools for IP Lawyers

We have built a number of software tools for IP professionals.

Sample Clients

Our clients love our software. Here are some of their comments.

John Huynh

Founder, CTO of tech startups
John was a client of Bao's in 2019

“I worked with Mr. Tran on a number of trademarks and patent filings for our startups. He was easy to work with and he had expertise in many domains. Mr Tran had special offers for startups and entrepreneurs. It is never too late to protect your IP”

John Spiridigliozzi

VP, Device Development at SynAgile
John worked with Bao in 2011


Bao is a creative patent attorney with technical expertise in the area of system engineering and software as pertains to medical device and communications applications. We worked together very early on in the development of Sonitus Medical where he was crucial to the development of our patent portfolio.

Ming Yang

Co-founder & VP at Software at Horizon Robotics
Ming was a client of Bao's in 2013

“Bao helped us file quite a few patent applications since I worked as a researcher in NEC Labs America. He is very knowledgeable and always delivered high-quality IP applications on time, even though we often presented him some very rough write-ups at the last minute. Bao, thank you!”

Mike Grossman

CEO at Inflection, Inc
Mike was a client of Bao's in 2016

"Bao is a top-notch IP attorney. He is responsive, precise, works fast, and is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him highly. "

Steve Schneider

CEO at Homes 4 the Homeless
Steve was a client of Bao's in 2015

“I have known Bao for many years. He is an innovator in the business and legal world. His ability to create value for his clients is one of his best assets. I look forward to part of his successful future.”

Mari Sawtelle Dunn

Founder of Mari's List, Sawtelle Dunn Consulting
Mari and Bao worked in the same group in 2013

“I worked with Bao during the first days at Align Technology as he was very involved in writing the Invisalign patents. Bao is in the top of his field which is why he has been so successful, and brought much success to every company he has been involved with. I would highly recommend Bao to anyone seeking a patent attorney."

Loc X. Phan

Director of R&D at OrthoFX
Bao worked with Loc in 2011

“It was excellent to work with an IP attorney that not only quickly grasp any novel ideas, but also in many ways contributed to them. Bao is a pleasure work with, is very efficient and is a good friend & colleague. "

Zvi Or-Bach

President & CEO of MonolithIC 3D Inc.
Zvi was a client of Bao in 2011

“So far we have filled 19 application with Bao We consider Bao as a highly professional patent lawyer and very effective with short turn around We are planing to keep on our work with Bao "

John Jonghoon Kang

Vice President of Sales & Marketing at MIBA Medical, Inc.
Kang was a client of Bao in 2011

“Bao is an excellent patent attorney. He is quick, and yet very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. "

Akram Benmbarek

Tech Leader | VP at AEye | Lidar, Mobility, Autonomy, IoT, Analytics
Akram was a client of Bao in 2011

"Bao is one of the most brilliant people I had the chance to know and work with; and as an IP attorney he's very effective and does everything to help and get you a great outcome. I would recommend Bao to anybody. "

Mark Waring

Strategic Account Manager at Hirose Electric USA
Mark was a client of Bao in 2011

"Found Bao and his interest in understanding my individual patent filing needs at a very competitive price for what in retrospect was a pretty complicated set of claims was handled professionally and extremely quickly!"

Ben Dubin

Managing Partner - Venture Capital
Ben was a client of Bao in 2007

"Bao is an excellent patent attorney. I think his level of work is better that that of the big name law firms and his success rate of getting filed patents through easily surpasses the big firms. I will hire him again "

Samples of Our Works

We work with many inventors and entrepreneurs to protect their IP properties

Patent# 6488499B1

Methods for correcting deviations in preplanned tooth rearrangements

Patent# 8932537 B2

Portable Tester for Detection Dxplosives, Drugs and Chemicals Based on Created Color Bar Codes for Analytes

Patent# 9152686 B2

Asynchronous Replication Correctness Validation

Patent# 9134061 B2

Flow Control Of A Cygoenic Element To Remove Heat

Patent #8525884 B2

Systems and Methods for Metering Audio and Video Delay

Patent# 8478185 B2

Systems and Methods for Improving Media File Access Over An Educational Testing Network

Patent# 8450115 B2

Method of Analyzing a Disposable Test Swipe

Patent# 8851063 B1

Food suspension system for barbeque/smoker

Patent# 8825000B2

Systems and methods for safely operating a mobile communication device

Patent# 8588135 B2

Integrated sensor networks with optical and wireless links

Patent# 8588135 B2

Integrated sensor networks with optical and wireless links

Patent# 6488499 B1

Methods for correcting deviations in preplanned tooth rearrangements


We work with a number of technology companies and organizations to help your innovations.

If you need to protect your IP ... We are available to help