Opportunity

A $2 billion/year company with in-house IP and legal teams needed a reliable IP pro with a mechanical engineering background for projects that exceeded their workload. Timing of projects was variable and unpredictable, but providing timely responses to internal R&D efforts was essential.

Result

Working closely with the global IP director, GMI provided services over a six year period including US patent filing and prosecution, management of IP assets, technical analysis of risk assessments, and working extensively with foreign patent law associates.

Advantages

The company’s legal department met its corporate demands without the need for a new hire, despite what was thrown at them. GMI’s mechanical engineering expertise, along with a proven record of quickly getting-up-to-speed with new technologies, made for an easy and seamless outsourcing relationship.