Welcome to Wagenknecht IP !
You're excited but also a little nervous. You've worked hard to develop your products, brand and creative works. You also know that without proper protection, others can divert sales away from you and ride off your reputation. And if you're seeking investment, the deal may depend on whether or not you can keep the competition at arms length.
Your IP is everything. I get it. Your Success is my Priority.
In 2005, I started the Wagenknecht IP Law Group to help San Diego's biotechnology community patent their inventions. Since then, we've grown! We now patent and enforce patents for a variety of technologies, trademark and enforce brands, and copyright and enforce copyrights on artistic works.
But we haven't stopped there.
In addition to protecting intellectual property, we incorporate businesses and provide strategic guidance for growth. We also continue to develop relationships with Investors looking for new opportunities, assist with M&A, and license patent, trademark and copyright rights.
I mean it. Your Success is My Priority!
Here's What We Do...
Our Patent Attorneys conduct patent searches to determine whether an invention is patentable, and determine which patent protection is best - whether a provisional patent application to establish a priority date, a US design patent to protect ornamentation, a US utility patent, and/or a PCT international patent application for international protection.
We have experience across a broad range of technologies including life sciences and biotechnology, medical devices, lasers and optics, electronics, and mechanical devices.
FOR BRAND OWNERS
Our Trademark Attorneys can determine whether or not your trademark can be registered by conducting a trademark search and can trademark brand names, logos, symbols and other distinguishing features. Our Trademark Attorneys also 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.
Incorporate a business in California or Delaware to start taking on investors. 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 attorneys also act as the corporate agent for service of process.
Our corporate package also focuses on protecting intellectual property through NDAs and CDAs, and trade secret contracts for employees and contractors.
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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.