BHW attorneys are experienced in intellectual property matters in many different technologies and industries. We have also worked as engineers in some of these prior to becoming legal professionals. Our technology and industry experience can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our representation, often helping us to understand novel inventions, accused products, and prior art faster and more thoroughly with less communication effort and expense shouldered by our clients. Here are some of the technology spaces and industries in which we serve clients.
BHW partners have experience with manufacturing technologies, both from the perspective of lawyers helping inventors and litigants, and also as engineers working in industry prior to law school. We often draft or assert manufacturing process and fabrication method claims as well as claims to products and devices that result from novel manufacturing methods.
BHW partners have experience in protecting and asserting intellectual property in the medical device industry, with recent examples including pacemaker technology and cataract surgery devices and phacoemulsification systems.
BHW partners have experience in protecting and asserting intellectual property in the consumer electronics industry, with recent examples including data storage devices like disk drives, vehicle entertainment systems, video game controllers, and virtual reality systems. BHW also has experience in the fast pace of technological innovation in this industry space can affect the strategic tradeoff between patents and the relative advantages of other forms of intellectual property such as trade secrets.
BHW partners have experience in protecting and asserting intellectual property in the software technology sector, where a changing legal landscape for software rights protection can affect patentability and strategic tradeoffs for seeking parallel protections via copyright.
The automobile and automotive accessories industry has changed dramatically in recent years, and BHW partners have been involved in related patent matters for our clients. From vehicle entertainment systems and truck accessories, to high-tech sensors, cameras, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), we are ready to protect or assert our clients’ intellectual property rights.
BHW’s partnership includes veterans with firearms expertise who can and have helped protect and assert intellectual property in the firearms industry.
Aerospace often leads the way in the research and development of new mechanical technologies and electronics. BHW’s partnership includes a former aerospace industry engineer and a current pilot.
BHW partners are active users of various types of terrestrial and aquatic sporting goods, and have experience representing sporting goods industry clients in patent and trademark matters.
Mobile telecommunication devices (i.e. smartphones) and their subsidiary markets are all multi-billion-dollar industries, and intellectual property has played a large and prominent role. BHW has assisted our clients with patent litigation, licensing, and litigation avoidance in the cell phone device industry.
BHW partners represent a leading producer of video game software and we understand the importance of intellectual property portfolio development and litigation matters in the gaming industry.
Why Choose Us
We have extensive experience in a wide range of legal and business issues related to intellectual property.
Each of our partners holds both advanced engineering and legal degrees from the best universities,
and has supplemented his academic credentials with years of technical experience. We combine
top-tier big law firm and Fortune 500 in-house expertise and experience with the attitude
and responsiveness that is only available from a smaller boutique law firm.