Patents

Especially in today’s competitive marketplace, patents are necessary to help companies protect their valuable investments of time and resources in product development. Dickinson Wright understands the importance of patents in a company’s long-term success, and regularly helps clients across a wide range of industries obtain and enforce patents.

The team at Dickinson Wright has the knowledge, experience and expertise to both understand the technology of our clients and to implement the most appropriate legal strategies to protect it. Each of our patent attorneys has significant industry experience and technical degrees, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Some of the patents practice’s areas of expertise include:

  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), in the European Patent Office (EPO), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and elsewhere around the world. 
  • Conducting pre-examination searches, patentability investigations and infringement analysis. 
  • Assisting with patent reexamination and reissuance, along with interference proceedings in the USPTO and CIPO.
  • Litigating patent-related disputes before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in state and federal courts.