Buche & Associates, P.C.


San Diego, CA

San Diego Patent, Trademark, IP, & Litigation Attorneys | Buche & Associates, P.C.

Patent, Trademark, and IP Lawyers in San Diego, CA

Do you have a legal issue involving a patent, trademark, or litigation of an intellectual property matter? Have you been accused of patent or trademark infringement? Or need help securing your company’s intellectual property? Is another party reproducing works created by you or your company?

If so, Buche & Associates P.C. may be the right law firm for you. We offer a full range of civil and business-related legal services for patent, trademark and copyright matters. Our main offices are in San Diego, California, and we handle these matters across the country. If you need a patent attorney, trademark lawyer, or attorneys experienced with intellectual property law, do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your needs. 

Intellectual Property Attorneys in San Diego, CA

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If you need help licensing, securing, or selling your company’s intellectual property, one of our experienced IP lawyers can help you. A large portion of our casework involves intellectual property rights, and we’ve been handling IP cases for more than two decades. Our IP attorneys have extensive experience handling intellectual property cases at all levels of business too — from small, local companies and individual inventors, to sophisticated Fortune 500 corporations.

Your company’s intellectual property is one of its most important assets. In a global economy and with the advent of e-commerce, ideas move quickly. If ideas and IP rights are not properly secured, they can be exploited by others halfway around the world, and commercialized to benefit others. It is more important than ever to make sure your company’s intellectual property is correctly protected. If you have logos, images, slogans, taglines, proprietary technologies, inventions, or any other type of intellectual property that has not yet been legally protected, we encourage you to contact one of our San Diego IP attorneys for a free consultation.

We have helped companies in various industries, including:

  • Sports equipment
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Power Tools
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Video games
  • Household Products
  • Software
  • Semiconductors
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Clothing
  • Offshore


Our San Diego IP lawyers have worked with a wide range of businesses in various industries to license, secure, and sell IP rights including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secret technologies.

Fee Schedules

Telephone Consultation
A registered patent attorney will return your call. Call 888-606-1077 or fill out the online form. Free.

Patent Search & Patentability Opinion
Classification-based search of U.S. and International patent databases and patentability opinion letter from a registered patent attorney. These searches are not outsourced, but are done internally by attorneys who study your invention. $2500. Start your patent search now by clicking here.

Utility or International PCT Patent Application
The price of a utility patent application varies depending on complexity of the invention. These are average attorney fees for completed of initial application. There are government and draftsperson fees in addition to the base initial attorney fees.

Mechanical Patent Application. $8,000-12,000

Chemical, Complex Mechanical, Electrical, Software & Business Methodologies. $14,000

Design Patent Application.
Send us a patent of interest and we will conduct a prior art patent search, and deliver an opinion focused on validity or infringement. To request a quote for this service and provide us with a patent in question, click here. An attorney will respond within one business day after submission of the form. $15,000-20,000 are typical fees for opinions for mechanical or moderately complex patents.

Copyright Filing
Protect your artistic expressions through copyrights. $350 per hour preparation, plus government fees. Typical single work application: $700 to file.

Trademark Search (USPTO Database)
$900, Have an attorney registered with the Patent & Trademark Office conduct your search of USPTO databases and render an opinion about the registrability of your proposed trademark.

Trademark Search & Opinion (Comprehensive U.S. Availability Search)
$2000, a comprehensive search report of trademark databases, common law sources, matching ownership records, and a legal opinion about availability from one of our attorneys.

Trademark Search (Advanced)
If you are looking for a custom trademark search and legal analysis for purposes of brand expansion, brand availability, common law, company names, or foreign trademarks, please call to discuss with a trademark attorney. We will listen to determine your specific needs and quote a price that accounts for your specific legal needs.

U.S. Trademark Application
Have an attorney prepare and file your application.

  • Actual Use Trademark Application
    $1000, plus government fees ($250-$350 per class).
  • Intent-to-Use Trademark Application (Rights Reservation)
    $1000, plus government ($250-$350 per class).

CA, TX, AZ, or WY Trademark Application
$1000, plus government filing fees ($15-100 per class).

Madrid Protocol International Filing
Please contact our office to receive a fee quote for Madrid Protocol filings specific to your case.

Hourly Litigation & Transactional
Hourly rates are charged for most litigation and transactional matters. Rates vary based on the legal services performed and experience of the legal professionals performing legal work. $25,000-$50,000 retainers are typical for litigation matters depending on the scope and type of case.

Attorney time: $275-$650 per hour.

Paralegal/law clerk: $150 per hour.

Fees are approximations for preparation of applications. Rates may vary depending on invention complexity. Hourly rates are charged for responding to office actions to patents and trademark applications. We are not permitted by law to guaranty the results on a particular legal matter or that you will receive a patent or trademark. Information on this website is informational only and is not intended to be legal advice or intended to create an attorney-client relationship.

Our Legal Professionals

John Karl Buche

With more than two decades of experience, John provides his clients with expert counsel in matters of civil, injury, business and intellectual property law.

Garett Gray

With over a decade of experience as a disability representative registered with the Social Security Office, Garett Gray specializes in working on disability claims

Byron Ma

Byron Ma is of counsel to the firm in San Diego. Byron has experience with patent prosecution matters as well as patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.

Bryce A. Johnson

Bryce Johnson is a partner of Buche & Associates, P.C. in the Austin office, and his practice focuses on patents and intellectual property.

Patent and Trademark Attorneys in San Diego

Patent and trademark infringement matters should not be taken lightly. Unchecked infringements can damages profit margins and brand identities. On the other hand, false accusations of patent or trademark infringement can be detrimental to your business and unfairly restrict the right to compete. If you are facing a potential litigation matter involving intellectual property litigation, you should speak to a San Diego patent and trademark attorney as soon as possible.

We have decades of experience handling complex litigation of intellectual property disputes across the country. Our main offices are in San Diego, California, although we serve clients across the world.

Because patent and trademark infringement cases are normally heard in federal court, it is important to not only choose a lawyer experienced in infringement law and experience in federal court, but also registered and experienced in other critical forums, such as the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”) and the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (“TTAB”). The lawyers at Buche & Associates P.C. have more than 20 years of experience handling patent and trademark infringement cases and are collectively licensed in California, Texas, federal district courts, appellate courts, and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have handled IP matters through the United States Supreme Court.

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About San Diego, CA

San Diego ( SAN dee-AY-goh, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. With a 2020 population of 1,386,932, San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the United States and second most populous in California (after Los Angeles). The city is the county seat of San Diego County, the fifth most populous county in the United States, with 3,338,330 estimated residents as of 2019. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches and parks, long association with the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego is frequently referred to as the "Birthplace of California", as it was the first site visited and settled by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States. Upon landing in San Diego Bay in 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area for Spain, forming the basis for the settlement of Alta California 200 years later. The Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá, founded in 1769, formed the first European settlement in what is now California. In 1821, San Diego became part of the newly declared Mexican Empire, which reformed as the First Mexican Republic two years later. California became part of the United States in 1848 following the Mexican–American War and was admitted to the union as a state in 1850. San Diego's main economic engines are military and defense-related activities, tourism, international trade, research, and manufacturing.

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Andrew Tredway

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John and Byron are everything you'd want in an attorney. They are professional, honest, and give you straight answers. I can't recommend them enough.

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Bekkah Thomas

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I have used this firm multiple times over the past 10 years. No matter what I need done, they can help me. The attorneys take their time, they learn about my needs, and I whole heartedly trust them to protect my interests in a timely manner. They go the extra mile and are vested. I have referred them to family and friends and will continue to do so. Thank you!

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Bryce Hudson

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These guys are great! Always helpful in answering any questions we have, and transparent about the amount of work needed on any new projects. Very well rounded group of individuals and would recommend for any project. Thanks guys!

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Tony Pastoria

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A quality and seamless experience with Mr. Buche and his associates. Prompt communication with the team was comprehensive and concise. They gave me exactly what I was asking for in my contract almost as if they were reading my mind. Their expertise is self-evident in their work and I would and will recommend Buche Law to anybody looking for any legal work or advice.

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Very responsive and professional.

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