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The Lanier Ford registered patent attorneys regularly assist clients in acquiring and protecting patents and exploiting their economic value through licensing. Among other services, they can—

  • Provide patentability opinions.
  • Prepare and file patent applications in the United States and abroad.
  • Create and negotiate licensing agreements.
  • Enforce patents and other intellectual property rights through litigation.
  • Provide opinions about the validity or infringement of patents when a competing organization alleges that your organization has violated its patent rights.
  • Work with organizations to develop strategies for managing patent portfolios.
  • Monitor pending and existing federal, state, and international applications, registrations, and renewals for patents.
  • Watch competitors to keep you abreast of their activities in the area of intellectual property.
  • Provide freedom-to-operate opinions to determine whether or not your prospective product or invention is likely to infringe another patent.

The Lanier Ford patent attorneys have significant experience in a broad range of technical fields, including the following:

  • Computer hardware and software.
  • Chemical formulations.
  • Manufacturing processes.
  • Telecommunications.
  • Electro-mechanical devices.
  • Mechanical devices.
  • Metering and testing equipment.
  • Optics.
  • Opto-electronic equipment.
  • Industrial machinery.
  • Radar.
  • Digital signal processing.
  • Ultra-wideband radio frequency applications.
  • Trucking and transportation.
  • Plasma applications.
  • Biodiesel processes.
  • Energy generation.
  • Medical devices.

Our registered patent attorneys routinely advise our existing clients, as well as newly formed and emerging businesses.

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