While the development in mechanical engineering has been going on for centuries, there are still many innovations in this technical field. From mass-market components in the automotive field to specialized machine tools and medical devices, new inventions need protection.
Another traditional field is optical engineering. Inventions in this field are for example directed to new approaches in microscopy, optics-based metrology, or – sometimes interfacing with mechanical engineering – efficient manufacturing of lenses.
A particular challenge in these fields is the increasing number of inventions, which, besides traditional mechanics or optics, include software-related components. Such components for example control mechanical or optical devices or process images captured by optical devices.
KRAUS & LEDERER has a long experience in assisting clients for obtaining patents related to the above and other topics related to mechanical and optical engineering and defending the client’s rights against competitors. A team of attorneys with backgrounds in physics or engineering provides the skill necessary to thoroughly understand inventions in these fields and draft and prosecute patent applications to obtain the best possible scope of protection for the clients. Kraus & Lederer’s expertise in these fields also extends to handling opposition cases, both for defending patent rights of clients and invalidating patents of competitors.
We at KRAUS & LEDERER ensure the best possible service for our client in the area of mechanics/optics based on the expertise of the team of attorneys working in this field.
Individual inventors as well as large international companies rely on our advice in this area of technology.
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