Patents

Benesch's full service patent practice features registered patent attorneys with diverse technical backgrounds and practical industry experience. We represent clients in every phase of the patent process in the U.S. and coordinate patent-related activities outside the U.S. We also advise clients regarding a variety of other patent-related matters, including clearance of new products, design around alternatives, and enforcement programs. In short, Benesch’s patent practitioners have obtained important patents for our clients on a wide variety of technologies, and our patent litigators have produced positive results in complex patent cases throughout the U.S. on a consistent basis. Benesch patent lawyers have also argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Our patent lawyers regularly speak and write about patent issues of interest to clients, the bench, and the patent bar.

Services include:

  • Patent searching, including state-of-the-art searches and right-to-use searches
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide variety of inventions, including reexamination proceedings
  • Drafting and negotiating patent-related agreements, including licenses
  • Advising on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability issues
  • Prosecuting and defending patent infringement actions, interferences, and §337 actions

Recent representative engagements include:

  • Obtained summary judgment for client in E.D. Texas charged with infringing 14 patents related to engine components
  • Obtained judgment for client accused of infringing hydraulics-related patents
  • Successfully defended client in patent infringement action in W.D. Washington involving a key product, including successfully opposing the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction motion
  • Successfully represented global diversified industrial manufacturer in a patent infringement action in E.D. Texas relating to circuit breakers
  • Defended an advanced lighting manufacturer in patent infringement cases involving fluorescent lamp patents, and negotiated favorable settlement of claims and licenses
  • Advised numerous clients in developing and implementing comprehensive patent strategy, including educating inventors, assessing and processing invention disclosures, preparing and prosecuting high-quality patent applications, clearing new product designs, and enforcing patent rights against infringers