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Simi Valley, CA 93065-2827
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California Industrial Patent Attorney
At the Law Office of Michael Blaine Brooks, P.C., our industrial patent lawyers assist domestic clients seeking industrial patent prosecution in the United States, domestic clients seeking industrial patent prosecution abroad, and international clients seeking industrial patent prosecution in the U.S. We have extensive experience with U.S. Patent Office as well as the International Trade Commission. We can assist clients with the preparation and prosecution of an industrial patent, including the following:
Automatic and Manual Control System Patent - including patents for any system or device used to control remote sites, such as environmental control system patents, vehicle control system patents (such as braking or steering system patents), security system patents, and distributive monitoring and control patents
Network Devices and Business Methods Patent - including software methods for exploiting industrial systems or equipment, hardware interface and data storing devices
Sensor Related Patent - including a patent for industrial electromagnetic and acoustical devices and systems, industrial optical and imaging devices, industrial systems, and industrial system components
We have the industrial engineering background and knowledge to provide you with the value-added service and advice you demand. Our patent attorneys are well-versed in performing a troubleshooting analysis, reviewing technical specifications, and handling industrial engineered products and methods. Contact our California industrial patent attorney to schedule a confidential consultation or call Toll Free: 1-866-LAW-PAT1 (529-7281). Discover how we earned our international reputation for excellence.
Article of Manufacture - To An industrial manufacturing process and the product resulting from the industrial manufacturing process may be patentable to the extent the process and/or the product are new solutions to problems and the solutions would not have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art or technology to which the invention is associated. The products may have both functional and non-functional features. If one or more of the non-functional features were selected for their appearance, i.e., for the ornamental appeal that they may have to a consumer, then the ornamental appearance of the article of manufacture may be addressed by considering a design patent application. One or more design patents applications may be pursued by an inventor and these may be filed concurrently with the regular (utility) patent application addressing the functional aspects of the article of manufacture. Design patents may also be filed concurrently with applications for copyright registration and may be considered as strategic bulwarks as one attempts to pursue trade dress distinctiveness in a particular line of products.
Design patent infringement has been recently affected by a ruling October 30, 2008, by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa. The reader may read a synopisis of this case and trade dress at mypatentpending.com.
US REGISTERED PATENT ATTORNEYS
Patent attorney Dr. Michael Brooks assists clients internationally (Canada, Europe & Asia), domestically (United States, from California to Washington, D.C.), and locally (California, including the cities of: Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Irvine, Newport Beach and the counties of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, San Diego County, as well as throughout the Tech Forest of the Pacific Northwest, including Vancouver and Camas, Washington, and Portland, Oregon) with a variety of patent issues, including: utility patent prosecution, pre-patent services, patent infringement issues, and patent litigation support. If you need a patent lawyer, you need us.