Specialties

Mechanical Technologies

Mechanical technologies cover a broad span of industries, each with their own challenges.  The consistent theme among them is the ever changing needs of the particular industry that each client’s innovations serve.  Our clients are on the cutting edge of advances in fields ranging from medical devices to new clean energy machinery and everything in between.

Protecting and Advancing Our Clients’ IP Assets

With our primary focus being patent prosecution and our attorneys possessing a vast wealth of technical knowledge, Wenderoth is able to quickly gain an accurate and in-depth understanding of how each invention works.  This understanding allows us to efficiently and effectively draft applications with claims that broadly capture the patentable aspects in a way that ensures our clients are getting protection for exactly what they intend.

Wenderoth strives to protect assets by helping our clients create a comprehensive strategy for patent protection. Unlike many patent attorneys who divide their practice between litigation, prosecution, licensing and other matters, our attorneys spend their full time practice on patent prosecution. This concentration enables us to obtain the strongest and most valuable patents for our clients.

We represent a diverse mix of clients across many industries.  Much of our work with these clients falls within the following representative areas of focus:

  • Household hardware, including furniture hinges, dampers, and drawer guides
  • Printers and printing controllers
  • Vehicle control systems including steering columns
  • Suspension systems including shock absorbers
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Exhaust systems
  • Batteries
  • CV universal joints
  • Bearings
  • Brake systems
  • Transmissions and 4-wheel drive technology
  • A/C systems
  • Rotary machines
  • Turbine generators and cooling systems
  • Impellers
  • Power generating systems
  • Fuel cells
  • Tooling
  • Packaging
  • Dispensing
  • Light guiding elements including lenses, optical fibers, and diffraction members
  • Stents and endoprostheses
  • Needles and needle application devices
  • Breathing devices
  • Monitors
  • Biomedical devices
  • Dental inserts
  • Food containers
  • Food products
  • Seismic safety technology, including automatic gas and electric shutoff devices
  • Oil and gas production, including pipeline systems and controls
  • Waste treatment, combustion, and recycling
  • Substrate polishing devices
  • Chemical deposition devices

Experience That Delivers Results

Our attorneys in the mechanical practice have degrees in engineering and extensive prior experience as Patent Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in private practice, and/or in the industries in which our clients work.  Behind our skilled attorneys is a highly trained support staff of patent professionals, who provide our attorneys constant support that allows them to focus their efforts on the constantly changing law and technology critical to patent prosecution.

Our specific experience includes the following:

  • Application drafting and prosecution for domestic and foreign clients
  • Portfolio strategy and management
  • Infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions
  • Appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent term adjustment and extension
  • Patent term maximization strategy and analysis
  • International prosecution of patent families
  • Post grant review proceedings

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