We are intensely involved in helping our clients unleash opportunities through protection of their innovations.



Industry Experience

  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural (Agritech)
  • Automotive & Mobility
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Energy
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Devices
  • Retail
  • Sporting Goods
  • Telecommunications

Technology Focus

  • Electronic Hardware
  • Computer Hardware & Systems
  • Software
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Manufacturing Processes

Patents

Innovative companies trust our patent drafting and prosecution team to patent complex technology. We work closely with in-house legal teams and business leaders to build worldwide patent portfolios that further business objectives.

Trademarks

Companies rely on our trademark team to protect brand names, logos, and slogans around the world. We help our clients maximize their marketing efforts but protecting the goodwill they build with their customers.

IP Due Diligence

Before launching a new product, clients rely on our extensive intellectual property experience to determine the likelihood of securing patent and trademark protection on their new product, as well as the likely scope of protection.

Stephen Kontos
Head Intellectual Property

Leveraging his experience as outside intellectual property counsel to some of the largest companies in the world, Mr. Kontos helps in-house IP teams, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and startup founders strategically protect intellectual property that furthers business goals.

Mr. Kontos has written and prosecuted over 500 patent and trademark applications in his career, most of which related to electronic or software-based technology. Significant projects include:

Patenting the autonomous vehicle platform of a large automotive company
Securing patents related to fiber optic networks, satellite communication networks, media content delivery systems, and consumer products for major telecommunications companies
Patenting medical sensors and surgical robots for medical device companies

Mr. Kontos is a thought leader in various patent-related topics including subject matter eligibility issues under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and enablement issues under 35 U.S.C. § 112, particularly as they relate to electronics and software-based concepts. He actively participates in various national professional organizations and presently serves as the membership chair of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA).