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Industrial Equipment & Manufacturing

Industrial Equipment & Manufacturing is one of the largest and most competitive sectors of the U.S. and international economies. Exports of industrial machines are consistently in the top five categories of exported goods. Innovations in the industrial equipment and manufacturing sectors is critical for improving safety and efficiency on construction sites, in energy production and consumption, and anywhere industrial equipment is operated and goods are produced. This industry develops and improves a wide range of machinery and equipment, including construction machinery, construction support equipment, energy production and conversion infrastructure, transportation machinery and support equipment, recycling machinery, industrial food processing systems, agricultural equipment, safety systems, and more. The industrial equipment and manufacturing market is also decidedly international in scope with major manufacturers and markets found in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, India, Argentina, Russia, and more.

The economic impact of industrial equipment and manufacturing extends throughout the global economy. The industrial equipment and manufacturing industry provides essential and sophisticated technology for many other manufacturing and service industries. Construction and transportation support industries have quickly embraced automation technologies that enable end-users to maximize their productivity and enhance the safety of their equipment and end products. Many varieties of machinery are also associated with high-value services to support the machinery, including specialized architecture, engineering, and logistics. Companies of all sizes manufacture and support industrial equipment and machinery throughout the world and these manufacturers are often small and medium enterprises.

Panitch Schwarze supports many clients in the industrial equipment and manufacturing industry, helping manufacturing companies and innovators develop strategies for protecting their innovations that often improve safety and efficiency in the construction, energy, environmental, and transportation industries. We work with innovators off all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, start-ups, and individual innovators. Panitch Schwarze tailors its approach to protecting inventions of each of these industry innovators in the highly competitive industrial equipment and manufacturing industry with tight profit margins and costly research and development activities. Our team is experienced in developing detailed planning and priorities for the protection of each client’s valuable intellectual property.

Our team has legal expertise combined with our attorney’s practical industry experience to assist our clients in addressing the many complicated issues that arise in developing, protecting, and commercializing products and systems in the industrial equipment and manufacturing industry. Our experience includes directing freedom to operate analyses, due diligence, licensing, joint development, and contentious litigation. We have also assisted in getting companies off the ground and prioritizing high-value innovations for protection in the U.S. and throughout the world.

To learn more about how Panitch Schwarze intellectual property lawyers can help you, please contact us.

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