Mechanical Products and Processes

The Mechanics of Success

From printing presses to windshield wipers, from mass spectrometers to disposable diapers, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP attorneys have experience with a wide array of mechanical products and related mechanical processes. We have acted as both sword and shield for our clients. Kenyon has successfully obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements enforcing patents in the mechanical arts, and have also successfully defended numerous lawsuits in the field. We also have a top-flight team to assist companies and individuals secure patents that protect their mechanical product and process developments as well as handle due diligence reviews, negotiate license agreements and draft contracts for mergers and acquisitions. 

Knowledge and Experience

Kenyon has a wealth of technical expertise. All of our attorneys practicing in this area have undergraduate degrees, and several possess advanced degrees, in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, physics, and electrical engineering. A number of Kenyon’s attorneys also have experience working in the industry or as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).

The breadth of technologies with which we have worked is extensive, but a few of them are:

  • Automotive and aerospace equipment
  • Computer hardware
  • Consumer products
  • Diagnostic products
  • Food processing machinery
  • HVAC systems
  • Implants
  • Jet engines
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Office machines
  • Packaging
  • Printing presses
  • Production machinery and processes
  • Satellites
  • Scientific instruments
  • Surgical devices

Strategies for Protection

Our attorneys focus on the commercial goals of our clients and evaluate our clients’ legal needs with those goals in mind. We are skilled at crafting utility patent coverage for maximum commercial advantage, obtaining strong patents that prevent competitors from entering the market or gaining market share through simple modifications of our clients’ ideas. Kenyon also pursues other modes of protection. For consumer-type products, issues of industrial design may be critical and design and trademark modes of protection can be as productive as utility patents.