We focus on each client's business objectives, whether they aim to protect intellectual property to attain or maintain industry leadership, establish exclusivity in a market niche, increase company value or desire other counsel. We guide our clients in recognizing protectable rights, formulating strategies to obtain, protect and commercialize their intellectual property, and enforce and defend their rights.
Our clients include large manufacturers, startups, and individuals seeking to protect mechanical inventions. We have extensive experience with inventions spanning a range of possibilities. Our IP attorneys have prepared and prosecuted patent applications covering manufacturing systems, material handling and processing systems, fluid-based devices and systems, robotics, printing systems and equipment, molding systems and equipment, internal combustion engines, automotive parts and systems, ignition systems, charging systems, lawn mowers, power tools, appliances, dispensers, bicycles, sporting goods, toys, and printed articles.
Electrical and Computer-Related Technology
Electronics and computers are a rapidly expanding area of innovation that includes electrical, electronic- and computer-related inventions. Drawing on direct industry experience and knowledge, our IP attorneys have prepared and prosecuted patent applications covering communications systems and equipment, computer hardware and software, electro-mechanical control systems, robotics, ignition systems, charging systems, semiconductor devices, analog circuits, digital circuits, microprocessors circuits, hybrid components, oscillator circuits, memory and logic systems, power supplies and systems, power supply conditioning, and optical systems.
Biomedical and Medical Devices
The firm's IP services for biomedical and medical devices help our clients meet challenges that arise throughout an invention's life cycle. Biomedical devices, such as prosthetic implants, involve an understanding of both biological systems and operational mechanics. Our IP attorneys have experience with these types of cases including those involving medical imaging equipment, radiation treatment equipment, and patient monitoring systems.
We provide our clients with the highest level of domestic and international IP protection by enforcing and defending their rights in patent offices and courts throughout the world and assist them in intellectual property strategic planning and portfolio management. We are experienced in both licensing and contract negotiation covering a broad range of mechanical, electrical, and biomedical systems and technology. With experience and substantive knowledge of current advances in engineering and science, we support our clients as they drive toward new frontiers of mechanical, electrical, and biomedical technology.
As a necessary extension to our United States patent practice, our firm has strong working relationships with an extensive international network of foreign associates, enabling patent applications to be filed and prosecuted efficiently throughout the world. We maintain large international patent portfolios for several of our clients.
Management & Development of IP Assets
We have extensive experience providing strategic advice on the development of patent portfolios and the exploitation of technologies through licensing. This includes negotiating and preparing sophisticated patent license agreements, as well as structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements relating to product development, professional services, joint ventures, and strategic alliances for patents, software, and other technology-related products and services.
We counsel clients regarding the use, structure, management, transfer, and protection of technology and IP assets in a wide variety of corporate, venture capital, and M&A transactions.
When Litigation Arises
Our counsel regularly calls for the preparation of opinions regarding scope, validity, and enforceability of patents. Such opinions are regularly issued with respect to litigation risks, often discovered through acquisition-related due diligence investigations conducted by our team. Although our team reviews risks and suggests paths to avoid disputes, sometimes litigation is inevitable.
In the event our clients find it necessary to enforce a patent or defend against alleged infringement, we put together an experienced litigation team to vigorously represent our clients. The legal and technical experience of our firm ensures that our clients' unique litigation needs will be efficiently and competently met.