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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
IP Strategies for Startups
Why Register a Trademark?
PATENT AN INVENTION
From start-ups to corporations listed on the NYSE, Wagenknecht Patent Attorneys help growing businesses patent their inventions. Our Patent Attorneys conduct patent searches to confirm the patentability of inventions, file provisional patent applications to secure priority dates, file US design patents, US utility patents, and PCT international patent applications to secure patent rights internationally.
We have experience across a broad range of technologies including life sciences and biotechnology, medical devices, lasers and optics, electronics, and mechanical devices.
Our Patent Attorneys represent businesses in patent infringement lawsuits. We send and respond to cease and desist letters, act as second chair or backup counsel when additional patent expertise is needed, and act as lead counsel in design patent infringement cases.
Our Patent Attorneys represent businesses in Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings, Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings and reexamination proceedings to invalidate patents.
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 provide Freedom to Operate (FTO) reports 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 represent businesses in trademark infringement lawsuits. We send and respond to trademark cease and desist letters. Our Attorneys can act as lead counsel or second chair in trademark infringement lawsuits in San Diego, California and Los Angeles, California.
Our Trademark attorneys represent businesses in USPTO opposition proceedings and USTPO cancellation proceedings across the US.
START A COMPANY
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.