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Electronics have permeated almost everyone’s daily lives. Tomorrow’s innovative technologies are often based on turning today’s research and development efforts into making devices and systems smaller, faster, or more reliable. Recouping the time and money associated with those efforts requires obtaining dependable patent protection to thwart would-be copyists and freeloaders. We help companies and individuals strategically protect their electrical and computer-related inventions.

Almost half of our professionals hold bachelor’s or advanced degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science. Others have relevant coursework and experience in tangentially related fields, such as mechatronics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, electrochemistry, and medical imaging, for example. Many worked as engineers prior to their legal training. Still others enjoy pertinent hobbies, such as utilizing smart-home technology, implementing high-end home theater and audio systems, flying consumer-grade drones, and installing marine electronics and instruments.

Our patent prosecution services span more than simply drafting and prosecuting patent applications. We work hard to understand each client’s business so that we can help craft patent portfolio strategies that meet the client’s goals. Our firm’s full suite of intellectual property offerings allows us to provide end-to-end service from initial interviews with inventors and managers to counseling on tricky patent issues to licensing and litigating issued patents. We have found that careful preparation and prosecution of patent applications results in stronger, more effective licensing and litigation positions.

Our attorneys and agents have technical expertise in the full spectrum of electrical and computer-related technologies, including:

  • 3D printing
  • Aircraft electronics
  • Alternative energy
  • Analog and digital circuitry
  • ASICs
  • Augmented reality
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Biochips
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biometrics
  • Cellular technology
  • Clean technology
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer hardware
  • Consumer electronics
  • Control systems
  • Data compression
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital television
  • Digital video
  • Electric motors
  • Embedded systems
  • Firmware
  • Flash memory
  • Flexible electronics
  • FPGAs
  • Graphics processing
  • HVAC systems
  • Image processing
  • Imaging devices
  • Industrial controls
  • Instrumentation
  • Integrated circuits
  • Internet applications
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Medical devices
  • Medical imaging
  • MEMS
  • Microchips
  • Microprocessors
  • MPEG
  • Nanotechnology
  • Navigation devices
  • Network security
  • Networking
  • Optical and magnetic storage devices
  • Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Power regulators
  • Printing devices
  • RF electronics
  • Robotics
  • Satellite positioning (GPS)
  • Satellite technology
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Semiconductor processing equipment
  • Sensors
  • Signal processing
  • Signaling formats
  • Supercomputers
  • Telecommunications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones)
  • User interfaces
  • Video compression
  • Video gaming technology
  • Virtual reality
  • Wearable computers
  • Wireless and landline telephony

 

Contact one of our practice group leaders to get started with protecting your electrical and computer-related innovations. 

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Upcoming Events

July 25, 2017
MBHB partner Emily Miao, Ph.D. is the Featured Presenter at this MATTER Sponsored Workshop
July 25, 2017
July 27, 2017
MBHB Partner Dr. Andrew Williams Is the Featured Presenter
August 29, 2017
September 14, 2017
MBHB Partner Anthoula Pomrening Is the Featured Speaker for this Program
September 19, 2017
MBHB Partners Alison Baldwin and Paula Fritsch, Ph.D. Are Featured Presenters
October 15-17, 2017
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Co-Speaker for this PRG-Sponsored Program
November 3, 2017
MBHB Partner Dr. Paul Tully Is a Featured Speaker

Past Event

June 19, 2017
MBHB attorney Aaron Gin, Ph.D. is the Featured Presenter at this MATTER Sponsored Workshop
May 24, 2017
MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. Is the Featured Speaker
May 17-18, 2017
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter
May 16, 2017
May 9-11, 2017
MBHB Partners Dr. Kevin Noonan and Dr. Donald Zuhn Are Featured Presenters

Publications

June 19, 2017 (snippets Alert)

This morning, in Matal v. Tam, previously Lee v. Tam, the Supreme Court handed down its most impactful interpretation of the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act to date by holding that at its intersection with the First Amendment, the disparagement clause violates the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause.  

June 12, 2017 (snippets Alert)
Today, in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, Case No. 16-712, the Supreme Court accepted certiorari on the question of whether the IPR regime set out by Congress in the AIA is constitutional. At issue is whether, once patents are issued, the resulting patent rights are a “public right,” in which case their validity can be resolved by an agency, or a “private property right,” in which case the validity issues must be addressed by Article III courts and arguably subject to the Seventh Amendment’s right to trial by jury.
Spring 2017 (snippets)
Counterfeiting is not a problem limited to items such as luxury handbags or designer sunglasses, but one that extends to many industries—from pharmaceuticals to automotive parts, consumer electronics to cosmetics, computers to personal care products. Thus, the problems imposed on society by counterfeiting are far-reaching, and, according to recent studies, only growing.
Spring 2017 (snippets)
Data analytics services now provide patent practitioners the ability to easily determine tendencies of patent examiners, which allows them to amend their prosecution strategies accordingly. This article focuses on the information provided by such services, and provides three particular scenarios where examiner-specific analytics can be used to update prosecution strategy.
Spring 2017 (snippets)
In part because of RCE and Appeal backlogs, the USPTO has introduced several post-examination programs to speed-up patent prosecution, increase collaboration between examiners and applicants, and reduce the number of RCE and Appeal filings. In this paper, we discuss several procedural options available to applicants after receiving a final rejection, advantages/disadvantages of each option, and conclude with suggestions on how to select the best option depending on the situation.
Spring 2017 (snippets)
Recently, the Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for many intellectual property (IP) owners in its recent decision: Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. Here, we attempt to unpack what little clear, practical guidance may be garnered from this decision.
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