Patent Preparation, Prosecution and Maintenance Worldwide

Bulkley Richardson’s IP attorneys use their combined experience to assist our clients in obtaining patents in diverse fields of technology. These have included patents on:

  • Security documents and features such as watermarks, security fibers, patches, and strips (e.g., micro-optic security strips)
  • Chemical formulations
  • Composites
  • Electrochemical cells
  • Fibers
  • Medical detection methods such as a method for determining the presence of mutated BRCA protein
  • Medical equipment such as synchronous scan spectrometers, electron therapy units and X-ray producing devices
  • Medical devices such as balloon endoscope devices and removable vaginal pessaries
  • Medical implants
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Paper
  • Nonwovens
  • Water, filtration, catalysts, and related materials
  • Remote deposit capture systems for mobile banking
  • Medical software
  • Media production space scheduling software
  • And much more.

Our IP attorneys have filed and prosecuted patents worldwide. In addition to the U.S., we have prosecuted our clients’ patent applications and developed an extensive foreign associate base in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation.

Representative Experience

We possess a wide range of experience in the above-mentioned technical areas, including, the preparation, prosecution, maintenance, and licensing of numerous patents relating to:

  • paper and polymer banknotes and security devices, which include the blue micro-optic security strip on the $100 bill, where synthetically magnified bells change to 100s and move as the bill is tilted or as the viewing angle changes
  • energy systems for space, high altitude and underwater
  • chemical formulations such as polyblends of thermoplastic copolyesters, and styrene acrylonitrile copolymers (PETG + SAN)
  • personal protective equipment for use in hazardous materials operations
  • hand-held synchronous scan spectrometer for in situ detection of pathogens and mineral deficiency in blood
  • remote deposit capture software for financial institutions involving the remote capture, verification, and processing of check images
  • software that allows multiple medical providers, utilizing different machine languages, to remotely modify a single medical plan for an individual under their joint care
  • a computer-based method for training health care practitioners.
  • a software-based system and method that allows production companies to flexibly reserve multiple production spaces around the world while maximizing space owner booking potential
  • novel methods of assembling vitrines for seamless display of fine art and museum artifacts

We have also assisted software developing companies with software protection through registration of software patents and have advised clients on various software protection services, such as:

  • Software Patents
  • Software Copyrights
  • Licensing Agreements and Contracts
  • Software Indemnification
  • Defensive Monitoring and Enforcement