At Klarquist, we are distinguished by the deep technical knowledge we bring to each of our practice areas. Many of our professionals hold advanced degrees and bring industry experience to their work from the private and public sectors.
We have extensive experience in providing various IP law services to Fortune 500 and world leading companies in the food science industry. In addition, we have considerable experience in counseling clients on how best to protect their agriculture-related technology, whether it be pursuing a utility patent or a plant patent, protection under the Plant Variety Protection Act, trademark protection, or any combination thereof depending upon the particular technology and the client’s needs.
The firm represents domestic and international organizations in chemical patent matters, including small start-up companies, major corporations, universities, and government agencies seeking to protect a variety of chemical technologies. The attorneys within our Chemical Group have a strong chemical background in academia and/or private industry.
Consumer products come in all shapes and sizes, and cover many different technology areas. Fortunately, the technological backgrounds of the attorneys at Klarquist are equally diverse. Whether the primary technology of your product is mechanical, electrical, chemical, or software (or some combination thereof), our attorneys have the technical knowledge and experience to understand how your product works and advise you of the best manner in which to protect your innovation.
The professionals in Klarquist’s Electrical & Semiconductors Group have the knowledge and experience to offer exceptional service to clients across all facets of circuit design, verification, and fabrication. Several of the professionals in the group have advanced degrees in electrical engineering or physics, and many have significant industry experience. Because of our diverse backgrounds and years of experience, we are able to provide prosecution, opinion, and litigation services in a broad range of electrical and semiconductor technologies.
Companies engaged in renewable energy technologies and other “green” technologies are at the forefront of innovation in the race for better, more sustainable solutions to the problems and needs of our modern world. With ever-increasing competition in these technologies, both domestic and foreign, protecting the intellectual property of these companies can be critical to their success. At Klarquist, we can help you develop and protect your company’s intellectual property, and assert or defend your rights against others if necessary. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to offer exceptional service in a wide variety of sustainable and energy technologies, including bioenergy technologies, green building technologies, efficient energy use and storage technologies, and alternative energy solutions.
Klarquist professionals have the cross-disciplinary expertise to help our life science clients protect their inventions. As patent counsel for federal laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as many life sciences companies and leading universities worldwide, the firm works with leading researchers in diverse fields of life sciences.
Most of the professionals in Klarquist’s Life Sciences & Biotechnology Group have doctoral degrees, and many have considerable post-doctoral training. They have the technical and legal experience to effectively communicate with Life Science clients and translate cutting edge technology into effective patent protection.
The Klarquist professionals in the Mechanical Group have a broad range of experience and skills. In addition to having degrees in engineering or the sciences, many of the attorneys in the Mechanical Group have private sector work experience for technology companies. These attorneys are able to understand a broad range of mechanical technologies and provide patent advice to our clients in diverse mechanical fields.
Klarquist offers unique expertise in the field of medical devices and diagnostics. The group is directed by a physician patent attorney who brings clinical experience and practical insight to our work. The firm’s experienced Life Sciences Group provides a wealth of technical knowledge to help clients protect the most sophisticated medical devices. From surgical instruments to non-invasive diagnostic tools, from spectroscopic analysis to laser-based technologies, Klarquist offers patent expertise and practical advice.
Klarquist’s Mobile Devices & Applications Group has deep experience in a wide variety of mobile technologies, including both hardware and software inventions. Our professionals have an extensive knowledge of a variety of mobile platforms, operating systems, and user interface paradigms.
Most of the attorneys and agents in the group have a computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science degree, and several have work experience in software development or hardware design.
Klarquist’s Nanotechnology Group comprises attorneys in the Physics & Optics, Electrical & Semiconductors, Life Sciences, Chemical, Software & Internet Technology, and Mechanical groups who have particular ability to cross conventional disciplinary bounds of these respective fields in the manner required for understanding nanotechnology.
The attorneys in Klarquist’s Physics & Optics Group are highly skilled in providing physics-related patent services. Our Physics & Optics professionals bring a combination of both technical training and industrial knowledge. This allows the firm to provide high-quality patent prosecution services across a wide range of physics-related technologies. The Physics & Optics Group has prosecuted and obtained patents ranging from sunglasses to next-generation microlithography, from light valves to cutting-edge display technologies, and from spectroscopy to complex medical imaging systems.
Klarquist is well-known nationally and internationally for our work involving plant patents and related intellectual property matters. We are among a select few law firms in the United States that obtain a substantial number of plant patents each year for clients. The firm’s experience in this area extends over decades.
Klarquist represents a number of world-renowned growers and breeders of plants, ranging from flowering plants, such as roses, to fruit trees, ornamental trees, grasses, and shrubs. The firm has served these clients in obtaining plant patents and Plant Variety Protection Certificates in the United States, as well as working with foreign associates in assisting clients to obtain Plant Breeders’ Rights Certificates in foreign countries and regions. Klarquist prepares numerous license agreements and assignments for plant patent owners and assists clients in protecting trademarks for use in connection with plants.
Klarquist’s Software & Internet Technology Group is adept at working with differing software and Internet technology needs. We work with clients to determine their goals, and how best to meet them. Our professionals speak the language of software and Internet technology, and are comfortable working with a client’s inventors and handling matters involving complex technology. Most of the attorneys and agents in this group have a computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science degree, and several have work experience in software development.
The group has extensive domestic and foreign patent experience representing many industry-leading software and Internet technology companies. For example, Klarquist has proudly served as patent prosecution and litigation counsel for Microsoft Corporation since 1991. As an industry leader in the design and development of innovative computer technology, Microsoft’s efforts are reflected in a range of technological advances in areas such as operating systems, software development platforms and tools, Web services, knowledge management, natural language processing, privacy, security, and networking.