Mechanical Patent Attorneys

Protect Your Mechanical Inventions From Infringement

At Paul & Paul, we have witnessed the rapid growth in mechanical inventions from automotive to aerospace, manufacturing to medical devices. Both large corporations and small businesses are seeking legal counsel from an experienced mechanical patent attorney to ensure that their invention and products have the patent protection they need to prevent infringement.

Paul & Paul is uniquely qualified with patent attorneys who are not only mechanical IP attorneys, they also have backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and mechanical design and can provide client counseling with a deep understanding of both patent law and the different industries in which clients have a mechanical invention.

Paul & Paul Is The Mechanical Patent Law Firm You Need

Paul & Paul has decades of experience in mechanical engineering, mechanical devices, and the patent process which will protect your intellectual property. We not only know the common hurdles companies face when making a patent application, but we also have the patent prosecution experience critical to protecting your inventions and products. If you need a mechanical patent contact the mechanical IP attorneys at Paul & Paul today for a consultation.

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What Mechanical Invention Can Receive Mechanical Patents?

A mechanical patent can be granted for any mechanical invention or process that involves a mechanical device or machine.

Examples of inventions that may be eligible for mechanical patents include:

  1. Machines: Any type of mechanical device that performs a specific function, such as engines, motors, turbines, and gears.
  2. Mechanical systems: Complex systems are made up of multiple mechanical components, such as HVAC systems, transportation systems, and manufacturing equipment.
  3. Mechanical components: Individual parts or components that are used in mechanical systems, such as bearings, valves, and pistons.
  4. Tools and instruments: Any type of hand-held or power tool that is used for a specific mechanical purpose, such as drills, saws, and wrenches.
  5. Manufacturing processes: Processes for making mechanical devices or components, such as casting, forging, or injection molding.
  6. Vehicles: Any type of vehicle that relies on mechanical systems, such as cars, trains, and airplanes.

It’s important to note that to be eligible for a mechanical patent, an invention must be new, non-obvious, and useful. It must also meet the requirements for patentability set forth by the relevant patent office, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Your patent attorney will be able to advise you if your product can be patented. After patent searches are completed, if your product can receive a patent, your mechanical patent lawyer can begin the process of the patent application and begin protecting your intellectual property rights.

In What Industries Are There The Most Mechanical Patents?

Mechanical patents can be found in a wide range of industries, as mechanical inventions are used in many different fields. However, some industries that commonly file for mechanical patents include:

  1. Aerospace and defense: Mechanical patents are frequently filed in the aerospace and defense industry for inventions related to aircraft, missiles, and other defense systems.
  2. Automotive: The automotive industry is another major user of mechanical patents, particularly for inventions related to engines, transmissions, and other mechanical systems in vehicles.
  3. Manufacturing: The manufacturing industry relies heavily on mechanical engineering inventions and processes, and as such, it is a major source of mechanical patents.
  4. Energy: The energy industry uses a wide range of mechanical systems and devices, including turbines, generators, and other power generation equipment.
  5. Medical devices: Many medical devices incorporate mechanical systems and components, such as surgical instruments and prosthetics.
  6. Consumer products: Mechanical patents are also commonly filed for consumer products, such as appliances, toys, and sporting equipment.

Overall, mechanical patents are found in many industries, and the specific industries with the most mechanical patents will depend on a variety of factors, including the level of innovation and development in each industry.

Your mechanical patent attorney will likely have knowledge of these industries – above and beyond their decades of experience with the patent process – and will know if a mechanical patent is the protection you require.

What Does A Mechanical Patent Lawyer Do?

A mechanical patent lawyer performs a variety of duties related to obtaining and enforcing patents for mechanical inventions. Some of the key tasks a mechanical patent lawyer may perform include:

  • Conducting patent searches: Before filing a patent application, a patent lawyer will typically conduct a thorough search of existing patents and other relevant prior art to ensure that the invention is new and not obvious. This can involve researching patent databases, scientific journals, and other sources of information.
  • Preparing and filing patent applications: A patent lawyer will draft and file patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of their clients. This can involve drafting detailed descriptions of the invention, as well as claims that define the scope of the patent protection being sought.
  • Prosecuting patent applications: Once a patent application has been filed, a patent lawyer will work with the USPTO to ensure that the application is reviewed promptly and that any issues or objections are addressed. This can involve responding to office actions and communicating with patent examiners.
  • Enforcing patents: If a client’s patent is infringed upon by another party, a mechanical patent attorney can take legal action to enforce the patent and protect the client’s rights. This can involve filing lawsuits, sending cease and desist letters, and negotiating settlements.
  • Conducting patent validity and infringement analyses: Mechanical patent attorneys may also provide opinions on the validity of existing patents and whether a client’s invention infringes upon those patents. These analyses can be useful in helping clients make informed decisions about whether to pursue a patent or potentially infringe upon existing patents.

Overall, mechanical patent attorneys play an important role in helping inventors and companies protect their intellectual property rights and ensure that their inventions are not unfairly copied or used by others.

The patent law in the United States protects the exclusive rights of inventors. Your patent attorney can obtain the patent in the United States as well as international patents and with patent prosecution experience, they can enforce your patent worldwide.

What Our Clients Say

Eric TuchEric Tuch
01:09 26 Jun 20
From the moment I made contact, I was met with professionalism and legal expertise. Alex exceeded my expectations and continues to guide me as I need assistance. I am extremely grateful for his detail in preparing my application, as I was overwhelmed with excitement while reviewing the final draft. If you are seeking intellectual property protection, Paul and Paul provides exceptional service to help you move in the right direction.
Barry RuderBarry Ruder
19:14 16 Sep 19
Fantastic service, appreciate how they follow up to make sure I do not miss deadlines
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02:57 31 May 19
Sherrill MoseeSherrill Mosee
21:29 06 Mar 19
Paul and Paul is a great firm to work with, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. I’ve been working with the firm since 2013 and have two patents to show. What I love most about Paul and Paul is that they are a boutique firm. The level of attention I get from my attorney, Mr. Sluzas, is likely not found at a larger firm. My questions and concerns are typically answered within hours of my request, if not sooner. If you’re looking for a firm that is experienced, respected and responsive to your needs, I suggest Paul and Paul.
Michael AtchisonMichael Atchison
00:35 16 Jan 19
Paul & Paul have done great work for our scientific education company for nearly a decade. They successfully submitted our patent application, which was awarded, and have negotiated several business contracts. Their advice is always outstanding, and they are efficient. Their work is excellent and we’ve been very satisfied and impressed.
Raj RajasekaranRaj Rajasekaran
23:42 10 Mar 18
I have been working with Paul and Paul for the past 4 years. The attorneys here are very capable and accomplish the goals of the project strategically. They are very considerate and supportive of the financial situation of the client. I enjoy working with Alex Sluzas from Paul and Paul and so far my experience has been fabulous. I will strongly recommend Alex Sluzas to any entrepreneur who is looking for an excellent and a honest patent attorney.