Intellectual Property

Patent Strategies

A diverse technical bench offering comprehensive services to create and protect a strong patent portfolio.

Meet the team
WHY LOCKE LORD

Locke Lord’s Patent Strategies Group is comprised of lawyers and patent agents who have extensive experience with patent preparation and prosecution. They have degrees in a variety of technical fields, and many have industry experience that complements our ability to manage complex patent portfolios in a timely and comprehensive manner. Our education and industry experience allow us to quickly grasp technical issues and partner with our clients to build strategies for developing, protecting and maintaining their valuable intellectual property assets on a global basis.

We are known for prosecuting high-quality patent applications and obtaining strong patents on the forefront of technology. We work in close partnership with our clients on protecting ownership and control of their new technologies and provide an array of services, such as:

Portfolio Strategy and Prosecution

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Patent portfolio development
  • International filing strategy and execution
  • Competitive intelligence and monitoring
  • Maintenance and annuities
  • Licensing-out and selling rights
Counseling and Opinions

  • Patentability and searches and opinions
  • Infringement and non-infringement opinions
  • Validity and invalidity opinions
  • Design around strategies
  • Patent due diligence
  • Risk transfer strategies
  • Strategic counseling
Enforcement

  • IP litigation in U.S. federal courts
  • Post-grant review
  • Interferences
  • Re-examination and reissue proceedings
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) matters
We have unparalleled experience in the following industry sectors:

  • Aeronautical and aerospace
  • Automotive and other vehicles
  • Medical devices and systems
  • Oil and gas drilling and exploration
  • Financial, insurance and banking services
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Chemicals and materials processing
  • Electronics and telecommunication
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Power generation — wind, solar or geothermal

     

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