Our experienced professionals provide sophisticated patent services to clients in a wide range of industries including networking, computer hardware/software, business management, mobile computing, medical devices, mechanical devices, etc. A list of just some of the technologies we handle are:
Audio & Visual Computing
Our attorneys provide sophisticated patent services in the various fields related to the audio and visual computing industry. Our attorneys have experience in audio codecs, noise cancellation technology, speech-to-text, graphics, graphical processing units and chipsets, pixel processing, video codecs, wavelet image compression and other data compression techniques. Our expertise in audio and video hardware/software technologies enables us to skillfully assist clients in protecting their efforts to enhance the experience of users interacting with computing environments.
Our professionals provide sophisticated patent services to technology clients in the clean, alternative energy sector. We can assist your efforts in determining your rights to use, protect, defend and license your concepts in the clean technology area. We help clients formulate and implement effective intellectual property (IP) development and protection strategies, overseeing their interests in a variety of business transactions and educating them on the overlapping and complementary relationships between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Our team also have extensive experience in international patent venues, so we can help you establish and protect your intellectual property across the globe.
Our attorneys have extensive experience meeting the patent-counseling and patent-prosecution needs of clients in the fast-moving field of cloud computing. For many years we have been assisting our clients in the protection of cutting-edge technologies related to every aspect of the cloud including the applications delivered within a cloud environment, the protocols used as a communication medium, desktop and mobile applications used to interface with a cloud environment, and even the data center hardware, software, and admin tools used to implement a cloud environment. We have technical expertise in shared resources, software, and information that are provided to computers and other devices within local and wide area networks that function as the foundation of a cloud computing environment.
Computer Hardware & Software
Our experienced professionals have provided sophisticated patent counseling and prosecution services to leading-edge computer hardware and software companies around the world for many years. Our professionals have degrees in technical fields, such as computer science, electrical engineering, and physics, and/or have significant industry experience that enable us to assist our clients in protecting valuable hardware and software. Our highly skilled practitioners keep up-to-date on the rapidly changing legal and technical landscape affecting hardware and software patents to better serve our clients. Our Brake Hughes Bellermann team recognizes the challenges that face the fast-paced hardware and software industries and has the professional expertise to effectively assist our clients in navigating these challenges.
Chemical Processes & Products
Our professionals have experience working with clients in a wide variety of technologies related to chemical processes and products. We provide a combination of innovative legal advice, industry knowledge, and a practical understanding of business needs in today’s changing and challenging environment when assisting our clients in complex intellectual property matters within the chemical processes and products space. Our attorneys speak the same language as inventors and technologists, so our learning curve is short and we quickly provide focused, in-depth advice.
Electronic & Discrete Devices
Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in representing clients specializing in electronic and discrete device technologies involving one or more circuit elements that can be passive, active, integrated, hybrid, and so forth. We have expertise in handling patent matters related to semiconductor, circuit board, and packaging technologies that are integral to various types of electronics and discrete devices. We assist clients in protecting their cross-country and global networks and manufacturers with a variety of intellectual property strategies.
Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP has represented and counseled clients with various type of technologies related to electrochemistry. Our attorneys with expertise in this area appreciate the many unique challenges that face companies developing products in this field. We counsel our clients on the development and implementation of global intellectual property strategies, including product clearance and all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution (including patent interferences, reexaminations, reissues, and appeals). We also provide counseling and support in the critical intellectual property aspects of all types of transactions (including strategic investments, licenses, mergers and acquisition, and public offerings). We recognize the diverse competitive forces facing companies and respond with intellectual property strategies that effectively address these challenges.
Our IP attorneys have a wide variety of experience serving clients in the mechanical technologies field, with services that include patent prosecution, client counseling, opinions, etc. Our expertise in mechanical technologies is the foundation for efficiently serving clients in this sector and helps to appreciate the many unique challenges that face companies in this field. We counsel our mechanical technologies clients on the development and implementation of domestic and global intellectual property strategies and all types of transactions involving intellectual property rights.
Our attorneys have represented and counseled clients in the medical device field for many years. Through our vast experience, we are able to assist our clients in navigating the many challenges that face companies in this highly competitive and rapidly growing field with a highly litigious environment, short product lifecycles, and an expanding international market. Our intellectual property (IP) team counsels our medical device clients on the development and implementation of global IP strategies, including product clearance and all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution. We also provide counseling and support in the critical IP aspects of all types of transactions (including licenses, mergers and acquisition, strategic investments, and public offerings). At Brake Hughes Bellermann, we recognize the distinct competitive pressures facing medical device companies and respond with IP strategies that effectively and efficiently address these challenges.
Mobile Devices & Wireless Technologies
Our attorneys have extensive experience meeting the patent-counseling and patent-prosecution needs of clients in the areas of mobile and wireless technologies. For many years, we have been assisting our clients in the protection of a wide range of technologies relating to wireless communications, including, for example, wireless hardware such as amplifiers, transmitters and receivers, low power techniques designed to decrease power usage in wireless devices, multiple access techniques, resource allocation, media access control, handover techniques, efficient data scheduling, wireless mesh networks, interworking between different wireless standards, and software for wireless devices relating to data processing and user interfaces. We also have extensive experience in working with engineers to obtain patent protection relating to various innovations associated with different wireless standards, such as technologies relating to Wireless Local Area Networks(WLANs), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Long Term Evolution (LTE), Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Bluetooth, as examples.
We have extensive experience in a wide range of optics technologies, including visible and infrared lasers, high-power lasers, fiber optics, optical microscopes, interferometry, x-ray optics, and super-resolution microscopy with stochastic techniques. Our technical backgrounds are well suited to meeting clients’ needs in the area of optical technology.
Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in preparation and prosecution of intellectual property related to storage devices including solid-state memory devices, memory back-up systems, storage control systems in both hardware and software, magnetic hard drives, and so forth. We assist clients in protecting their global networks and manufacturing processes in these technology areas with a variety of intellectual property strategies.
Many of the attorneys at Brake Hughes Bellermann have previously worked in the semiconductor industry and have applied this knowledge in protecting various types of semiconductor devices. Our attorneys have dealt with a wide range of semiconductors in digital, analog, and mixed signal applications with a diverse range of power requirements that are manufactured based on different types of semiconductor materials such as silicon, germanium, silicon carbide, etc. We assist our clients in protecting complex manufacturing processes, design techniques, and implementations of small discrete devices, large scale integrated circuits, and microprocessors. Our attorneys speak the same language as inventors and technologists, so our learning curve is short and we can quickly provide focused, in-depth advice.
Telecommunications & Networking
The telecommunications and networking practice area of the firm encompasses protection of innovations in fields such as networking, digital television, video conferencing, wireless communications, e-commerce, digital telephony, fiber optic transmission, network protocols, routing, and so forth. Our professionals assist clients to obtain, develop, and manage their intellectual property assets in this exciting environment that has continued to experience rapid change and high growth. In addition to holding scientific degrees in electrical engineering, computer science or physics, many members of our professional staff have earned advanced degrees in these fields and/or have significant industry experience that enable us to provide highly skilled services in the telecommunications and networking practice area.