“We take the time to learn your business, and your market differentiators as well as those of your competitors, and we use this knowledge to help you not only secure your patent, but build a patent portfolio that adds a competitive advantage to your business.”
From start-up ventures with new ideas to established market players, we can partner with you to develop a winning intellectual property strategy including:
In the clean technology industry, global investment continues at a significant pace. Innovative technologies that improve operational performance and productivity as well as reduce energy consumption and improve the environment continue to emerge in numerous fields. The attorneys at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner (SLW) with their diverse set of technical backgrounds and significant legal experience are well positioned to help you with your clean technology business in every stage of its growth. We take a strategic approach to intellectual property protection that will help you build a competitive advantage so your business can succeed.
Strategic Approach to Intellectual Property
We won’t just secure your patent. We will work with you to build an intellectual property strategy that complements your business strategy. We take the time to learn your business, and your market differentiators as well as those of your competitors, and we use this knowledge to help you not only secure your patent, but build a patent portfolio that adds a competitive advantage to your business.
Freedom To Operate and Landscaping
Operating in a competitive landscape makes it even more crucial that you avoid the possibility of patent infringement. Before you invest in designing a new product or method, you want to make sure that it’s not going to infringe on existing patents. SLW’s Freedom to Operate services and our ability to create detailed, flexible claim maps means that we can show you what the landscape looks like today – and quickly update this view as your product changes in development. Knowing the landscape and seeing how changes to your product can benefit or harm you, can also save considerable money in the design process.
Nimble and Effective in Worldwide Markets
We live in an ever increasing global marketplace. You may have inventors, manufacturing and customer sales in many countries. You need to be able to work within a budget and still get the coverage you need internationally. The attorneys know that international filing can be expensive; we will work closely with you to determine a foreign filing strategy that fits your needs and budget.
Business Partners, Strategic Thinkers and Innovators
We’re not just patent attorneys – we are business partners, strategic thinkers and innovators. That puts us in a better position to advise you on your IP issues. Our firm has created unique platforms that allows us to track patents, claims and prior art in a more thorough, flexible, and faster way than anyone else.
The attorneys who make up the Clean Technology practice hold numerous advanced degrees in organic chemistry and chemical engineering. Our attorneys have worked on a variety of patents including: Agriculture, Transportation, Energy (i.e. next generation batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, ethanol, electrical vehicles) and Smart Grid Technology.