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 R&D efforts and risk assessment matters was essential.
Working closely with the global IP director, GMI provided services for over seven years, including: US patent filing and prosecution; management of patent portfolio & IP assets; technical analysis of risk assessments including freedom to operate, non-infringement, & invalidity; and working extensively with foreign patent law associates.
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.