Our Boise office is centrally located, with non-stop flights to every major city in the West.  We commonly fly out to disclose inventions and can be at our client’s office by tomorrow, every time.

The Colby Nipper Difference


Colby Nipper strictly follows a second-set-of-eyes policy.  Every item we draft is carefully reviewed for quality and for adherence to each client’s specific guidelines.

Patent Preparation

While many IP firms delegate much of the patent drafting to young associates, we focus our drafting with partners and senior practitioners.  Many of our practitioners have ten or more years of industry experience, allowing real hands-on know-how, which further improves our patent preparation and saves time for both inventors and in-house attorneys.

Patent Prosecution

We interview nearly every action, resulting in faster, lower-cost prosecution and broader claims.  Because we interview so often, we have built relationships with examiners, which further speeds prosecution.  Many examiners call us to negotiate allowance, knowing that we will pick up the phone and work with them.

“Our clients are changing the world.  From power-saving computer chips to life-saving medical devices, they are making a difference.  We recognize the importance of our clients’ inventions and take seriously protecting their technology.  Our clients deserve excellence.  We deliver it.”

Michael Colby, Founder