Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle



Industrial Products

Industrial products help companies do more with less − less power, less footprint, and less cost.  While this sector is large and diverse, the challenges faced are often similar.

Industry convergence and leapfrogging technologies are creating pressure on companies to take a closer look at exploiting and protecting their intellectual capital.  Buying, selling, and licensing intellectual assets can reduce risk, accelerate time-to-market, and offer real competitive advantage.  At the same time, protecting intellectual property from infringement is critical.

As an example, in the global automotive industry, opportunities and risks are everywhere – in emerging and mature markets alike.  But while the possibilities are plentiful, profitable growth is becoming more difficult to achieve.  Here, leveraging innovation is key.

Our experience spans a diverse range of sectors, including:

  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Construction, Mining & Other Heavy Equipment
  • Fluid Control Equipment, Pumps, Seals & Valves
  • Foodservice & Food Retail Equipment 
  • Lighting & Other Fixtures
  • Packaging & Containers
  • Rubber & Plastic Products

We view your intellectual property as a business, financial and competitive asset that should be protected, managed, and enforced for maximum value.  To help you achieve these ends, we rely on a multidisciplinary team of attorneys and technical professionals with academic and industry experience in areas such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautics, and industrial and systems engineering.  Some bring experience as former U.S. patent examiners as well.

Our approach to the creative and strategic protection of your innovation is to employ all available forms of IP protection, including patent procurement, licensing, interferences, and litigation.  In addition, we have experience with: 

  • Creating company-wide IP guidelines; 
  • IP audits;
  • Due diligence investigations;
  • IP valuation; and
  • Global IP protection strategies

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