Advanced Manufacturing

Overview

New technologies, ever-changing input costs, and evolving product requirements can obscure the path to market for clients in this burgeoning sector. We act as strategic advisors to manufacturers nationwide, navigating an increasingly complex legal landscape to protect and manage important innovations.

Manufacturers of all sizes – from startups to market-leading businesses – turn to us for assistance with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and product liability issues. Our lawyers leverage decades of IP experience across a wide range of commercial sectors, real-world manufacturing experience, and degrees in physics and engineering to assess all facets of our clients’ technologies.

We focus on protecting the entire supply chain to maximize value in the marketplace. We evaluate individual components, end products, and manufacturing processes before crafting airtight plans that manage and safeguard revenue-producing synergies.

Services include:

  • Patentability search and opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Portfolio planning
  • Invention disclosure vetting and analysis
  • Inventor analysis
  • Competitive landscape audit
  • License agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Trademark prosecution and counseling
  • Trade secret determination and management
  • Cybersecurity best practices
  • Litigation enforcement and defense

Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 8,893,895, CARTRIDGE FILTER ASSEMBLY, for Freund-Vector Corporation.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 10,280,053, HYDRAULIC POSITIONER FOR LARGE AND HEAVY WORK PIECES, for ALM Positioners, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 8,567,278, WORK STATION SAFETY BARRIER, for Genesis Systems Group, LLP.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 7,384,256, SCREW FEEDER FOR ROLLER COMPACTOR MACHINE, for Freund-Vector Corporation.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent number U.S. patent number 8,904,917 B2, FLUID POWER HELICAL ROTARY ACTUATOR, for Rosenboom Machine and Tool Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent number U.S. patent number 9,651,307 B2, SYSTEM, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATE DEWATERING, for Superior Industries, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent number U.S. patent number 10,206,327, ROW UNIT WITH INTEGRATED PRESSURE SOURCE, for Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.

Advanced Manufacturing Team

Glenn Johnson

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Mark D. Hansing

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Kirk M. Hartung

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Luke T. Mohrhauser

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Gregory Lars Gunnerson

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Julie L. Spieker

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