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

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...