Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are technologies that are playing an increasingly important role in our lives, and are among the fastest growing fields of innovation and consequently patenting. From self-driving vehicles, to voice interaction, image recognition to medical diagnoses, we are familiar with the technology, as well as the changing legal landscape which affects this dynamic field.
Biomedical and Medical Devices
Health related devices has long been our strong suit. This work has involved biomaterials, and extensive work relating to devices for the skeletal, digestive, vascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. Example devices include catheters, stents, defibrillators, ultra-sound systems, NMRs, intubation, infusion, and imaging systems. As part of our Life Sciences focus, we have experience with medical diagnostics, transdermal and time-released drug delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, radiology treatments and devices, orthopedic devices, orthodontics, sports-related medicine, and related veterinarian science.
We work with the industries of E-commerce, insurance, banking, FinTech, demand-supply chain management and logistics, EDI, and Blockchain, helping to protect their new and improved services.
In addition to attorneys with biology/biochemical background, we have attorneys with chemisty backgrounds, all of whom are ready to take on challenges in the field of chemisty. Our experience with chemical systems include bio-chemical diagnostic tests, food science, inorganic chemical compositions, non-destructive testing methods and equipment, metallurgical compositions, and semi-conductor technology.
Computers, Software, Internet, Block Chain
Many of our attorneys worked as engineers and programmers in the computer industry for years. We not only speak the language we understand it; whether it is computer programs, object oriented systems, computer hardware, software and firmware, virtualization, storage systems, operating systems, memory management systems, device power management systems, networks, storage area networks, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, telephony, web hosting, security, user interfaces, printing, multimedia and video image processing, and digital streaming audio and video over the Internet.
Whether supporting local inventors or major manufacturers, we have obtained protection for a wide variety of consumer products, from simple gadgets to complex technology. These projects include not only design or utility patent protection, but also commonly involve trademarks, copyrights, contracts, and trade secret issues, as well. We provide key early guidance to efficiently maximize protection in all of these areas, particularly considering the potentially short life cycle of certain consumer products.
Electronics, Electrical And Semiconductor
Our firm benefits from one of the highest concentration of electrical and electronic engineers in the Southeast, ready to assist you with a wide variety of electrical and electronic devices, including electronic control circuits, electrical connectors, radio, TV and microwave circuitry, antenna design, microprocessors, analog and digital control systems, fiber optics and associated interfaces, electrical power generators, optical devices, electronic power circuits, lamps, compact disc technology, displays, VCRs, microwave ovens, and heating systems for cook tops.
We have been involved from peer-to-peer, Novell networks, client-server, ARPANET, Internet 1.0, through Internet 2.0, IoT, and beyond, helping to protect key concepts in internet-based business systems, social media, financial transaction systems, Internet searching systems and methods, multimedia and video image processing, cryptographic secure communications, encryption-based technologies, microprocessors, digital streaming audio and video over the Internet.
Obtaining patent protection in the life sciences has long been a core focus. We support multinational manufacturers in a diverse array of fields, including for example joint replacement throughout the body including spinal implants, pacemakers and cardiac care, stents/catheters and vascular care, neurobiology, ROM and exercise equipment, diagnostic equipment, infusion pumps, radiotherapy, wound care, surgical instruments, surgical fasteners, and surgical models. We additionally often provide invalidity and non-infringement opinions in this field, as well as other fields.
We represent multinational manufacturers who are making significant strides in material science, including novel semiconductor materials and technology, as well as advancements in biomaterials and metallurgy, including foundry technology. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, we are also active in the area of nanotechnology. This is an area of fascinating and rapid change, and we are keenly interested in contributing to the advancement of this field through counseling a sensible IP strategy, and helping to obtain appropriate patent protection.
All of our attorneys have extensive experience regarding the mechanical arts, in a wide array of technologies. Just a short sample includes: clothing, games, bicycles, reactor control systems, jet aircraft engines, jet engine turbine rotor design, large steam turbine rotor design, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, injection molding, pumps, tools, robotics, valves, and just about everything automotive, including for example automobile ignition and fuel injection systems, exhaust systems, transmissions, steering columns, and air bags.
Just coming up with a great recipe for a new beer is the first step. Naming your new ale or lager is an important next step to protect your creation. The US beer market generates over $100 billion in sales each year. Branding in this market is crowded and experts and novices alike make mistakes when selecting a name for their beer. Let us help you to avoid the pitfalls of naming your new creation. We can help you protect your brand from the first local pour to your national marketing campaign. While trademark registration helps to protect your brand, the artistic designs on your labels may be protectable with a copyright registration.
We have experience with nanowires based structures, Nano sheets, surface science, semiconductor, energy storage, molecular engineering, nanobots, microfabrication for a vast range of application from nanomedicine, nanoelectronics and biomaterials.
Nutraceuticals is a food, nutritional supplement, or dietary supplements that contain additives to benefit health. The additives are vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and botanicals. Nutraceuticals come in many over-the-counter forms including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars, and liquids. The global nutraceutical market is predicted to grow to over $500 billion by 2024. Intellectual Property rights such as trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets are important not only to protect your business against competitors and copycats but to help defend your company in the case of a lawsuit based on intellectual property. Our firm has help to secure and manage hundreds of different nutraceutical trademarks world-wide and have secure patents to protect nutraceutical recipes in this fast growing area.
We can help you navigate the best route between trade secret and patents, taking into consideration changes in medicine and in the political climate. If the patent route is chosen, we have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the coverage needed in order to sustain ongoing research and to continue to develop critical solutions for people in need of them.
In addition to providing support in the field of Artificial Intelligence, described above, a number of our attorneys are electrical and electronic engineers with significant experience working in the field. We understand this technology, as well as the legal landscape surrounding its development, protection, and deployment. We closely watch legal developments not only in the patent office and the courts, but in the legislative field, particularly in growing areas such as drone technology and factory automation. We apply that knowledge to plot a course for optimum protection in this important field.
Our firm has successfully obtained thousands of patents in the semiconductor field, including technologies relating to architecture, flip-chips, operation, nano-wires, nano-sheets, batteries, storage, manufacturing of DRAM, SRAM, EPROM, and Flash EPROM memory devices, multi-core processors and controllers, digital signal processors, encryption engines, smart cards, and discrete components and related nanotechnology.
Telecommunications and Wireless
A number of our attorneys worked as engineers and/or in-house patent counsel at major multinational wireless handheld and communication system manufacturers, and bring with them a wealth of experience with communication protocols, spread spectrum communication, cellular phone systems, integrated wireless local area networks and wide area networks, ad hoc and mesh networks, voice over IP, instant messaging, mobile communications, telecommunications systems, radios, power management for battery opertated devices, telephone switching systems, and satellite communications.