Preparation & Prosecution of Patents

Preparation & Prosecution of Patents

A substantial part of the practice of Martensen IP includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. A fundamental challenge in drafting a patent application is to fully understand the technical advancement and how that discovery relates to the company’s business model and its particular market sector. Capturing this kernel of innovation is key to securing a patent that adds to a company’s competitive advantage.

Patent Protection

After helping clients establish durable patents, we are vigilant in defending those patents. If one is violated by a competitor, we take legal action to prevent continuing infringement. We are also proactive in challenging applications before patents are issued if they appear to conflict with those of our clients. In this way we undermine the competitor’s standing in litigation or licensing claims. The strategies we use include derivative proceedings, targeted continuations, copycat claims, third-party submissions and foreign protests.

Legal Skill and Technical Expertise

With advanced degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, the patent attorneys at Martensen IP can quickly interface with a company’s experts to identify and protect that novel kernel of an invention. But more importantly, Martensen IP understands business and how these innovations must form competitive advantages in order for the business to succeed.

As engineers we recognize the value of your intellectual property. As IP lawyers we know how to protect it. As business professionals we can help you leverage it.

  • "Keen ability to target and successfully capture IP concepts for further development."
    David Bruemmer, 5D Robotics
  • "Navigated our patent applications from complex technology to award. Mike’s global associates helped inform and execute our global strategy."
    Julie Zinn, Spirae
  • "Trusted counsel who distills complex technology and legal matters into simple terms."
    Richard Kinsman, TERSUS
Our Values What Our Work Means
  • We Maintain A Record of Success in Achieving Patent Coverage
    Every attorney has 20+ years of experience and has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of successful patent applications.
  • We Function At The Intersection Of Business, Law And Technology

    Our experience and knowledge converge at the intersection of intellectual property and government contracting. We are uniquely positioned not just as a provider of technical counsel, but also as part of business advisory teams.

  • We Provide Superior Legal Guidance and Value
    Experience in numerous business and engineering disciplines creates a knowledge base that makes it possible for our attorneys to assist clients in situations where IP legal advice only makes sense if placed within the context of a client’s complete business strategy.
  • We Develop Strategies to Enhance Competitive Advantage
    We come up with great IP strategies to enhance our client’s competitive advantage but recognize that the technology will change, the environment will change, the competition will change and so will our plan; we’re ready.
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