Patents protect your company's investments in research and development. Through patent rights, a company may license others or exclude others from using a patented product. Patent rights can be secured all over the world. Developing a patent strategy and a well-balanced patent portfolio are essential in today's economic environment.
To achieve the broadest protection for your patents, our professionals possess diversified backgrounds in science and engineering. Representative technologies of our clients include medical imaging and surgical devices, computer hardware and software, security circuitry, automobile test equipment, and food processing.
In addition, Westman, Champlin & Koehler is well equipped to prosecute patents in the United States and in foreign countries. We regularly file patent applications in Canada, China, Japan, Germany, Singapore and the European Union.
Trademarks and Service Marks are an essential element in protecting your company's reputation and brand names. These rights help to establish corporate identity and enhance the value of your products.
The firm has significant experience in obtaining trademark and service mark protection both in the United States and abroad. In addition, the firm provides other trademark related services such as trademark searching and clearance, trademark usage consultations, policing and protecting trademarks, and cancellations and oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Copyrights protect your creative works, such as literature, computer programs, and integrated circuit mask works. Protecting your expressions can be essential to establishing and maintaining a competitive edge.
Our attorneys have experience working with copyrights and have the tools necessary to protect your creative works. Whatever the copyright need, Westman, Champlin & Koehler provides the services necessary to protect your creations.
A few of our related services include patentability and infringement opinions, licensing, patent prosecution and searching services. Also, the firm conducts evaluations of intellectual property portfolios and assists in developing productive intellectual property strategies whether you are a new business or wish to expand your market share. Please contact us to help with your intellectual property needs.
Our professionals have a variety of backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, biological, and chemical disciplines
including medical devices, digital systems and controls, communications, software and computers.
121 South Eighth Street, Suite 1100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612) 334-3222
Fax: (612) 334-3312