Maximize the Value of Your IPWagenknecht's attorneys focus on increasing the value of intellectual property assets. We do this by Identifying business goals, Assessing the different scopes of protection available, and Developing an intellectual property strategy to pursue these goals. This approach both reduces the cost and increases the value of IP protec tion. Learn More
A Boutique Firm with a Global ReachWagenknecht develops intellectual property strategies for a global marketplace and maintains close working relationships with specialists around the world. Therefore, when you work with Wagenknecht, you not only receive the highest value legal representation in the US, but also gain access to our network of cost effective firms in Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico among others.
PATENT AN INVENTION
From start-ups to international corporations, Wagenknecht Patent Attorneys help growing businesses patent their inventions. Our Patent Attorneys can conduct a patent search to assess the patentability of an invention, file a provisional patent application to secure a priority date, file a US design patent or a US utility patent, and file a PCT patent application to expand rights internationally.
Our law firm enforces US patents in district court and invalidates US patents in USPTO proceedings. We send cease and desist letters to notify others of patent rights. Although we prefer to settle disputes early, if needed, our Patent Attorneys can represent businesses in patent infringement lawsuits. Our Patent Attorneys represent businesses in Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings, Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings and reexamination proceedings to invalidate patents. If patent infringement is occurring online, we also offer Amazon and Ebay takedown counseling.
Before launching a product, order a patent search to identify whether the the invention is already patented to avoid patent infringement. Wagenknecht's Patent Attorneys can provide Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis to assess the patent protection of others in a particular field. Our Patent Attorneys can analyze whether or not patent infringement is likely and can prepare patent noninfringement opinions to clear the path to market.
REGISTER A TRADEMARK
Wagenknecht's Trademark Attorneys help growing businesses trademark brand names, logos, symbols and other distinguishing features. Our Trademark Attorneys counsel businesses on how to expand trademark protection to product packaging and other brand elements. We offer flat rate fees for US Trademark applications and for International Trademark Registrations.
Our Trademark Attorneys enforce US trademarks in court and oppose trademarks of others in USPTO proceedings. Our Trademark Attorneys counsel clients on the use of cease and desist letters to notify others of trademark rights. If action is not taken, our Trademark Attorneys can file a trademark infringement lawsuit in court. Our Trademark Attorneys also invalidate the trademark registrations of others using opposition proceedings and cancellation proceedings at the the USPTO. We also offer Amazon takedown counseling.
START A COMPANY
Our Corporate Attorneys incorporate businesses in California and Delaware. Our flat rate corporate package includes LLC, C corp and S corp business formation, a corporate binder, issuance of stock and recording of initial minutes. Our corporate package also includes NDAs and CDAs for establishing business relationships, and trade secret contracts for employees or contractors. Our Corporate Attorneys prepare paperwork that allows start ups and early stage companies to take on investors.
Request A Consultation
Wagenknecht IP initially began as a patent law firm focusing almost exclusively on San Diego’s biotechnology and life science community. Although our practice has expanded to include other technologies, Wagenknecht’s life science patent practice is still a large part of the firm and is well known under the moniker BIOTECH BEACH LAW ®. Our life science practice represents local start-ups as well as world renowned research universities and research institutes. With experience in both academic and industrial life science laboratories, Wagenknecht attorneys protect DNA, RNA and protein based inventions.
The agricultural industry operates far differently than it did only a few decades ago. Advances in machinery, sensors, and information technology have led to a more efficient, safe and profitable farm. Further, real time monitoring of various microenvironments contributes to more precise targeting of water, fertilizers and pest control to minimize waste and maximize production. Wagenknecht’s AG-Tech practice bridges expertise in the life sciences, electronics, instrumentation, and mechanical arts to provide comprehensive patent strategies for protecting innovations in agriculture and animal husbandry.
Wagenknecht's mechanical device practice represents start-ups and established companies in industries such as the medical device, automotive, and aerospace industries. We've helped protect fuel systems, solar wafer manufacturing plants, microfluidic systems, clutches, gearing, optical instrumentation, and medical device manufacturing systems. Our mechanical device expertise often contributes to the success of our med-tech, Ag-tech, and consumer device practices.
Wagenknecht's electronics practice represents small to mid-size companies by protecting laboratory instrumentation, near field communication and RFID systems, wireless medical equipment, imaging systems, as well as data communication. In some inventions, a hardware’s structural architecture provides the inventive step over the state of the art, but in other inventions it is the combination of software and hardware that provides the contribution to the art. Wagenknecht assesses both the structural characteristics of electrical inventions as well as functional steps used to carry out processes when developing comprehensive patent strategies.
Wagenknecht helps inventors patent inventions for consumer devices that improve everyday life. Our consumer device practice combines extensive experience with a variety of electrical, mechanical and optical inventions to provide effective patent strategies. Our consumer device practice represents sporting goods, jewelry, pet supplies, as wells as a variety of gadgets.
With the accessibility of the Internet and the decreasing cost of electronics and software, barriers to entering the entertainment industry are decreasing. Former hobbyists are quitting their 9-5 jobs to launch YOUTUBE channels, podcasts and electronic albums to start careers in movie production and acting, music, and even offering specialized lessons online. Wagenknecht IP protects creative works and brands for the next generation of stars.
Our medical technology (med tech) practice represents companies improving the quality of healthcare through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Our med-tech practice combines our expertise in the life sciences, mechanical engineering and electronics fields to protect implantable medical devices, test kits, wearables and telemedicine inventions for corporations and physician entrepreneurs.