Making IP Strategies Work Like a Well-Oiled Machine
Patterson provides comprehensive intellectual property services to business of all sizes in mechanical industries. Our attorneys, many of whom have technical degrees, can provide comprehensive legal advice regarding protection for mechanical inventions and have advised leaders in multiple industries, including:
- Road Construction Equipment
- Commercial Water Heaters
- Waste Recycling Systems
- Agricultural Equipment
- Medical Devices
- Power Tools
- Materials Processing
- Metal Shelving
- Home & Garden Accessories
- Commercial Dishwashers
- Automotive Components
- Tire Building and Changing Equipment
Patterson broad patent legal services including advising on patent eligibility, filing and prosecuting patents, and more. Our attorneys have prosecuted thousands of patents, both utility and design, across multiple mechanical industries.
Building a patent portfolio is only one side of an effective technology management program — businesses must also be aware of potential IP conflicts with direct and indirect competitors. Our attorneys frequently provide freedom-to-operate analyses and patent clearances for new mechanical products. We can guide you in your product development to avoid unwanted IP conflicts with competitors.
We also are active in enforcement of our client’s IP rights against infringers. This includes district court litigation, administrative litigation before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and actions before the International Trade Commission.
Licensing and Transfer
Businesses in mechanical industries frequently must engage in product and IP licensing. Our attorneys can assist you with commercial transactions and licensing agreements, including patent and trademark licenses, OEM agreements, technology transfers, and more.