Automation & Robotics

Automation and robotics remain at the forefront of today’s technological renaissance. Whether the focus is on consumer robots that perform daily tasks such as cleaning a floor, robots that aid in the efficiency of manufacturing, or precision robotic systems used in surgery, the development and practical application of robots continues to expand with no end in sight.

Knobbe Martens represents businesses that range from start-ups to large corporations in developing solutions and strategies that safeguard and fortify innovation. Our breadth of legal counsel is extensive, and includes patent, trademark and copyright prosecution in the U.S. and around the world. We also advise on the creation and management of even the most extensive patent portfolios.

Our attorneys render infringement and invalidity opinions and patentability searches and opinions, as well as advise on unfair competition and trade secrets. We negotiate and draft the full array of contracts and agreements involving licensing and other intellectual property rights. Our automation and robotics industry know-how is broad and deep, and includes consumer and surgical robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, self-driving vehicles, robotics end effectors and exoskeletons.

Our expertise reflects the diverse nature of robotics and automation. We deliver honed and proven skill in enforcing and protecting patents, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as resolve complex litigation in state and federal courts. We also advocate client interests in post grant proceedings before the USPTO.

2019 OCTANe Technology Innovation Forum
Partner Maria Anderson and Associates Kim Kennedy and Alex Martinez co-authored, "Strategies for Obtaining Patents on AI Inventions in the U.S. and Europe," which was published on the insideBIGDATA...