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
Mike Kella is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he... more
Mike Kella is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation. He has experience litigating cases involving a wide range of technologies in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Some of these technologies include computer software... view profile
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.