The electrical power systems and industrial instrumentation and controls industries help keep the lights on and make it possible to process essential food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and water and wastewater. The team at Panitch Schwarze has extensive knowledge of the electrical power systems and industrial instrumentation and controls industries, including the specific areas of supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), meters and sensors, control valves, power monitoring, and the like.
Modern electrical power systems are highly automated and require complex graphical user interfaces, monitoring system, and databases of data points throughout the system. It is a highly competitive and essential industry. Likewise, modern manufacturing and processing require complex controls and instrumentation to make them automated. Many processes need to track this data for quality control and/or regulatory compliance. In the current legal environment, figuring out what parts of such systems may be patent, trademark, copyright, and/or trade secret protectable is key.
The team at Panitch Schwarze uses their knowledge of the electrical power systems and industrial instrumentation and controls industries and their deep expertise in IP to help clients identify areas of IP need and to assist in safeguarding, monetizing, and enforcing those intellectual property assets. We are experienced in preparing patent applications within the electrical power systems and industrial instrumentation and controls industries, prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and, with our extensive network of foreign law firms, securing granted patents. We conduct freedom to operate, patentability, and due diligence analyses to assist our clients in making decisions on collaborations and research and development on new products. When litigation becomes necessary, we also have extensive experience litigating patent rights in federal courts and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
To learn more about how Panitch Schwarze intellectual property lawyers can help you, please contact us.