Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Helping businesses advance their mechanical and industrial processes.
Our Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group works in all areas of metal and plastic fabrication, industrial process equipment, commercial and retail products, medical devices, oil and gas exploration and recovery technologies, transportation equipment, building products and water treatment systems.
Mechanical and industrial innovations are fundamental to the profitability, and therefore the success of businesses ranging from small start-ups to established international corporations. A thoughtful patent strategy is important to developing and maintaining a unique product identity.
Our team is comprised of professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and industry experience, with degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, metallurgy, physics, chemistry and nuclear engineering. Many of our professionals also have multi-disciplinary technical experience, which enables us to more effectively protect inventions that include commercial equipment, consumer products, manufacturing processes, chemical production and products, and oil and gas recovery and processing, in combination with chemical, electrical and electronic aspects.
Our clients in this area include many local businesses and major corporations, as well as universities in both North America and overseas.
The following is a list of services that members of our Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group can provide:
- Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
- Providing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions
- Conducting due diligence investigations
- Preparing and negotiating licensing agreements
- Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
- Conducting intellectual property audits
- Enforcing intellectual property rights