Electrical

Electrical

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 and 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. 

OVERVIEW

At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, we work to obtain broad and comprehensive protection for our clients’ intellectual property, enhancing value through the application of our technological and legal expertise. Our practice areas encompass all aspects of intellectual property law – including litigation, prosecution, and counseling; as well as copyright, patent, trade secrets, and trademark, unfair competition and advertising law.

Each of our experienced attorneys is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We negotiate patent licenses and help our clients establish and manage patent portfolios worldwide. Our core technical competency is extensive. Our attorneys have practical industry experience in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including cannabis, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications.

At MBHB, we know high-technology industries, and we know the law. We work with our clients to provide them with the benefit of our extensive knowledge and experience, so that they can rest assured that their technology assets are protected.