Design applications may be a cost effective way to protect a commercialized product from competitors, or supplement other coverage of a utility application. In commercialized products, the design and ...
Masterful legal mechanics. Mechanical Technologies
Our engineering backgrounds and industry experience cover all aspects of mechanical technologies. That experience, coupled with our strong business acumen, is why clients choose us to serve as trusted counselors who understand the context in which IP decisions are made.
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With one of the largest mechanical technology groups in New England, clients know we can handle virtually any technology. This means we don’t spend time getting up to speed and can focus, instead, on providing perceptive advice on issues such as new product development, competitive targeting, and how the project fits within your overall objectives.
Our group’s clients range from industry leaders like BD, Takeda, ASSA ABLOY, Geotab, and Husky, to leading research institutions like MIT, to emerging start-ups like Coravin and ClearMotion, and to some of the most recognizable consumer products companies like SharkNinja, Burton Snowboards, and Keurig Green Mountain.
The services we provide are always tied to the business needs of clients. With a short-term focus and long-term outlook, we take into consideration a client’s plans for growth, locations of key manufacturing activities, downstream markets, industry trends, and competitive obstacles. We advise on every detail: which type of and how many patent applications to file, the benefits of a design patent over a utility patent, avoiding infringement and risk reduction, or in which international markets to seek protection—all the while considering engineering alternatives and other steps to minimize exposure.
Other services our group provides include: product clearance, patent validity, design protection, intellectual property audits and due diligence, competitive intelligence and monitoring services, licensing and other IP agreements, post-grant proceedings, and infringement enforcement and defense.
Many of our clients have been with us for decades because they value our consistency and institutional knowledge. We work together as a team, and often spend time educating senior management on IP issues so they can react quickly to opportunities and threats.
Your product designs are unique, reflect dedicated hard work and your company’s brand identity, and can critically impact market acceptance and success. When leveraged effectively, design patents are one way to protect your investment, and can complement utility protection, or stand alone when utility protection is not available. We’ve helped clients secure design patent protections for their products in the US and internationally, and have helped clients navigate and resolve IP disputes involving design patents.
Want to learn more about design patents? Check out our resources:
- 6 Reasons to Consider Design Patent Protection
- Why File a Design Patent?
- Design Patents vs. Utility Patents
- Foreign Design Patent Protection
- Protecting User Interfaces and Mobile Applications with Design Patents
- Protecting the Look of a Product: Design Patents vs. Trade Dress
- How to Protect Your Products in a Competitive Market
Awards & Recognition
We represent clients spanning many industries, such as:
- Apparel & Fashion Accessories
- Consumer Products
- Dialysis Equipment
- Electromechanical Devices
- Food & Beverage Products
- Industrial Equipment
- Injection Molding Systems
- Laboratory & Diagnostic Equipment
- Manufacturing & Industrial Equipment
- Medical Devices
- Security & Access Systems
- Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment
Our team's advanced degrees include:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
Why clients describe our service level as “incredible.”
The service is incredible. They deliver on time or earlier than expected.
Exceptionally bright, attentive, and knowledgeable team. Your greatest service strengths are your people.
Patents are an intricate combination of law and technology, so you need people who are comfortable and expert in both areas. We get that with Wolf Greenfield.
The right skill sets are always brought into the discussions so that we have true experts in the field, which is especially valuable when we are entertaining a new business venture that is afield from the core of our business.
The reason I’ve used them for so many years is because I receive the highest level of service from them.
Mechanical Technologies Experience
Twenty-one Wolf Greenfield attorneys have been named to the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and 19 have been named 2022 Massachusetts Rising Stars. Members of every practice at the firm were re...
Wolf Greenfield has been recognized both nationally and in Massachusetts by the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The firm was ranked as one of the 17 best prosecution firms a...