Mechanical technologies have experienced a resurgence of importance with the IoT (Internet of Things) and advances in automotive electrification. Also, mechanical technologies have no patentable subject matter struggles – they are easily characterized as the opposite of abstract. It’s the incredible value and importance of mechanical technologies that lead corporations, startups, individuals, institutions, and universities in the mechanical sector to call on us to protect and defend their innovations.
Key to their trust in us is our Mechanical IP team’s wide-ranging technical background, both academically and across industry. That’s why our Mechanical IP attorneys and agents have undergraduate or advanced degrees in engineering, science, and computing, not to mention experience working as engineers and technical experts. In addition, our lawyers collectively have decades of experience practicing Mechanical IP law in both private practice and in-house at leading corporations.
Lawyers Who Think Like Engineers and Scientists
It’s easy to write a poor patent on a mechanical technology if one resorts to mere lists of components. Conversely, it’s hard to write a good mechanical patent that describes intervening abstract physical constructs for conveying forces and motion, and allows for a range of broad, narrow, and intermediate claims.
Writing a strongly protective, broadly scoped patent application is about much more than simply describing an invention or innovation in general terms. When developing patents, we never limit ourselves to using rote labels or generic processes. For example, when describing a mechanical device, when warranted we consider and write to characteristics such as the surface geometry, weight distribution, hardness, and other factors that support the device’s function. When describing mechanical processes, we diagram and describe in detail the specific steps and activities to fully capture, and therefore protect, the scope and intent of our clients’ inventions.
Client and Industry Experience
Our mechanical IP lawyers practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and many have experience working as scientists and engineers within the industry. In both private practice and in-house, we have handled mechanical IP matters for Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies. We also have extensive experience working with more than a dozen major universities and medical research institutions on medical device and technology matters, and for the United States military on engineering projects.
Mechanical Technology and Industry Experience
Our wide-ranging industry experience spans nearly every mechanical technology and sector, including:
- Heavy industry, industrial tools, and machinery
- Medical devices
- Oil and gas
- Power generation
- Power tools and home appliances
- Manufacturing, logistics, packaging, and automation
- HVAC and refrigeration
MCC’s Mechanical IP team stands ready to protect and defend the mechanical innovations and technologies that are crucial to the business success of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the best ways to protect and defend your inventions.