Patents

Patents

Waller’s team of registered U.S. patent attorneys draw upon their diverse technical backgrounds to assist clients ranging from publicly traded multinational corporations to individual inventors operating in virtually every major industry. 

With experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, from medical devices to agriculture to software applications, clients value Waller's technical and legal experience in patent matters.   

Waller patent attorneys have successfully prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign utility and design patent applications to issuance. We help clients identify and protect patentable subject matter in their intellectual property portfolios by developing effective and cost-efficient filing strategies tailored to each client's specific needs and goals in light of the competitive landscape.

Clients rely on our patent attorneys to evaluate the intellectual property of competitors by conducting patent clearance searches and providing suitable freedom-to-operate, validity and enforceability opinions. In appropriate cases, the Waller patent team can provide advice on how to redesign a given product or process so that it does not infringe on an existing patent or pending application of concern.

The Waller patent team understands the unique issues, procedures and timelines applicable to patent litigation and has successfully enforced patents held by our clients and defended against patents held by third parties in federal courts across the United States. Our post-grant experience includes traditional Ex Parte Reexamination proceedings, as well as Inter Partes Reviews and Covered Business Method Review proceedings made available by the America Invents Act.

Waller assists venture capital investors, private equity firms and corporate clients with due diligence reviews for transactions that involve the acquisition of intellectual property portfolios. We also assist clients in managing and monetizing their intellectual property holdings by providing patent maintenance services, conducting market surveillance for infringement and licensing patents to acceptable licensees when opportunities arise.  

Waller's patent team has technical experience with:

  • Medical devices and technologies
  • Software, Internet platforms and mobile applications
  • Electrical engineering applications
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits
  • Mechanical and electromechanical systems
  • Consumer products
  • Automotive parts and components
  • Aerospace and defense industry products
  • Firearms and sporting goods
  • Materials science technologies
  • Biotechnology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics
  • Pharmaceuticals, biologics and small molecules
  • Agriculture, food and plant sciences
  • Green power technologies and natural products

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