Areas of focus: Patent preparation and prosecution related to medical devices and... more
Areas of focus: Patent preparation and prosecution related to medical devices and mechanical technologies, counseling, licensing and enforcement; due diligence studies; and opinions regarding infringement, validity and enforceability of patents. Mr. Crawford has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of arts. He conducts freedom-to-operate, infringe... view profile
Mr. Rakestraw's practice includes all areas of intellectual property law. His work... more
Mr. Rakestraw's practice includes all areas of intellectual property law. His work is primarily devoted to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, both in the United States and abroad. Representative areas include agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and the processes and apparatus used to produce these chemical... view profile
A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team,... more
A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Nathan is a registered patent attorney, representing clients in a full range of intellectual property matters including patent, trade secret, trademark, domain name, unfair competition and copyright matters. He provides business and legal guidance relating to patent and trademark portfolio management, corporate intel... view profile
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.