In 2018, the robotics market was valued at over $30 billion and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 25% during the five-year period ending in 2023. Applications using robots are rapidly growing beyond workhorses on industrial shop floors to various applications including surgical assistants, delivery vehicles, autonomous vehicles, exoskeletons, and unmanned aerial vehicles, among others.

We have patent prosecution experience in a wide variety of technologies. We don't simply file and prosecute patent applications – we provide strategy and insight to assist our clients in building patent portfolios that can be leveraged to achieve their objectives. We utilize our prior experiences to develop direct, conversational relationships with our clients' engineers and inventors to actively assist in identifying and protecting our clients' inventions.

Examples of our work include:

  • Assisted a client with developing and executing a strategy to build a significant patent portfolio, which was instrumental in securing over $50 million of funding.
  • Worked with a client's engineers to harvest more than 30 discrete inventions.

We also provide our robotics clients with due diligence reviews and patent opinions, including freedom to operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions. We advise our clients on a broad range of intellectual property-based transactions, including patent and technology licensing and technical development agreements.

Firm Highlights

Blog

Retirement Plan Administrators: Are You Ready to Comply with the New Lifetime Income Disclosure Requirement for Benefit Statements?

Lifetime Income Disclosure Requirement . The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”), enacted December 20, 2019, added a new annual disclosure requirement for benefit statements to participants...

Blog

Revenue Procedure 2021-30: A New and (Further) Improved EPCRS

The Internal Revenue Service has updated the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) in several respects that will be helpful to retirement plan sponsors. Revenue Procedure 2021-30 , published July 16, 2021, replaces the...

Publication/Podcast

Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions, Third Edition

Dennis J. White co-edited the 2021 American Bar Association publication entitled Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions: A Guidebook for Managing Deals More Efficiently and Effectively, Third Edition...

Event

MAME's 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Please join us as we sponsor MAME’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to the MAME Scholarship Fund to help support students interested in entering the manufacturing and trade industry in Maine. At...

News

65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Blog

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Impacts Many Maine Employers and Workers

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