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Mechanical Patents

Attorneys in our mechanical patent group have engineering or science degrees. We represent corporations, small businesses, universities, research institutions, and individuals from around the world. Our combination of technical and legal skills within the specialty allows us to meet our clients’ intellectual property needs in an area of law that is constantly evolving and changing.

In the world of agriculture, from planting to harvesting, including the software technologies involved in precision farming operations used in today’s agriculture equipment (including GPS mapping and controls for field, planting, application, and harvest data), MVS mechanical attorneys have the experience and expertise in the agricultural industry to protect your intellectual property. Our attorneys stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, including multi-hybrid planting, to provide our clients with current and expert-level knowledge.

We work with corporations, small businesses, universities and individuals to protect their inventions such as:

  • Consumer Appliances
  • Agricultural Implements
  • Agricultural, Commercial, and Personal Buildings and Structures
  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Medical Devices
  • Commercial Appliances
  • Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Pest and Rodent Control
  • Rehabilitation Equipment and Supplies
  • Medical Implants
  • Cleaning Dispensers and Technology
  • Sports Equipment
  • Vehicle Components and Accessories
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Product Manufacturing and Handling Equipment
  • Product Packaging
  • Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine
  • Fluid Flow Systems
  • Construction Equipment and Supplies
  • Novelty Items
  • Games and Toys
  • Pet Supplies
  • Design Patents
  • Radiation Therapy Equipment

MVS attorneys assist clients with:

  • Patentability Search and Opinions
  • Freedom-to-Operate Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Portfolio Planning
  • Invention Disclosure Vetting and Analysis
  • Inventor Analysis

We have assisted the following clients with obtaining and maintaining mechanical and/or design patents:

  • Aurora Industries
  • Blaine Laboratories, Inc.
  • Boise State University
  • British American Tobacco
  • Brownells, Inc.
  • Conner Athletic Products
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • FECO, Ltd.
  • Fawn Engineering
  • Friesen of Iowa
  • Genesis Systems Group, Inc.
  • Hicklin Engineering
  • Hunter Specialties
  • Individual Doctors/Inventors/Practitioners
  • Iowa State University Research Foundation
  • Jet Co.
  • Kay Home Products
  • Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.
  • LMK Enterprises, Inc.
  • North Dakota State University Research Foundation
  • Nutech Ventures Inc.
  • Ohlman Engineering
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Richway Industries, Ltd.
  • Sentry Valve
  • Snowman Snowplow
  • Tri/Mark Corporation
  • University of Iowa Research Foundation
  • Vector
  • Whirlpool Corporation

Mechanical Patents Team

Luke T. Mohrhauser

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Glenn Johnson

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Mark D. Hansing

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Kirk M. Hartung

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Kevin M. Kercher

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Michael C. Gilchrist

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Gregory Lars Gunnerson

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Julie L. Spieker

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Joseph M. Hallman

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Shireen K. Bhatia

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