Construction and Infrastructure

Overview

Environmental concerns, costly disputes, and a volatile landscape are among the many obstacles facing construction sector participants. Our seasoned practitioners smooth the road to success, creating timely, tailored IP strategies that minimize risk and maximize rewards.

Individuals, organization, universities, and companies both locally and nationwide turn to us for assistance with patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation issues within the construction and infrastructure arenas. Drawing on rigorous technical training combined with proven legal experience, McKee, Voorhees & Sease protects and monetizes the full range of construction discoveries, from small components to machines, equipment, processes, and large-scale infrastructure projects.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships based on trust, honest communication, and a shared passion for innovation with our clients. Our lawyers have earned a reputation for attentive, efficient, and proactive service, mindful that time is often the most valuable commodity in construction projects.

Our approach is nimble and strategic to mirror our clients’ goals for IP protection – from integrating up-to-the-minute technological advances to pursuing patents on inventions that provide a competitive advantage. For new entrants to the construction sector just beginning the development process, our team is equipped to counsel in an advisory role. We provide a comprehensive overview of the competitive landscape as well as ideas and strategies that support clients’ business objectives.

Services include:

  • Architectural copyrights
  • 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
  • Patent procurement in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions
  • Competitive landscape audit
  • License agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Litigation enforcement and defense
  • Trademarks and branding

Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 9,180,605, VOLUMETRIC CONCRETE MIXING METHOD AND APPARATUS, for Cemen Tech, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 9,908,814, CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME, for Cement Squared, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 10,139,306 B2, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BRIDGE DAMAGE DETECTION, for Iowa State University Research Foundation.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 8,240,340 B2, HYDROPHILIC END SEAL, for LMK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 7,270,469, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADDING PIGMENTATION TO CONCRETE MIX, for Cemen Tech, Inc.

Construction and Infrastructure Team

Bruce W. McKee

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Glenn Johnson

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Mark D. Hansing

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Kirk M. Hartung

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Michael C. Gilchrist – Of Counsel

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Luke T. Mohrhauser

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Gregory Lars Gunnerson

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