Preparation and 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.
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.