4701 Patrick Henry Dr, Building #16, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (650) 667-8641

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Trusted Partner For Your Innovation
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

Filing Your Patent

Our technologies make it affordable!.

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Our Expertise

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

Introducing Tran & Associates

We are a Silicon Valley full service IP law firm

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.

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.”

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!”

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."

Samples of Our Works

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

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


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