Patent Procurement & Management

Experience

Providing Dependable Support and “Real” Value

Client: LBP Manufacturing LLC

When Clinton Hallman, Jr. joined LBP Manufacturing LLC as their chief counsel in 2015, he made sure to retain his contacts with Dinsmore. Dinsmore provided outside counsel to other companies of which Clinton was a part, and he knew he could depend on our attorneys to provide similar support to LBP.

“I knew Dinsmore offered quality legal services and offered a real value,” Hallman said. “I always felt like I got exactly what I needed and never anything that I didn’t ask for.”


LBP specializes in food service packaging, creating products used at all levels of meal preparation and service. Dinsmore supports the company by partnering with Hallman during negotiations and dispute resolutions over commercial contracts, crafting patent and licensing agreements, and counseling on licensing and intellectual property.

Quality Service. Quality Relationships.

Client: RELX Group

For the past 15 years, Dinsmore has been the acting patent counsel for RELX Group, while also advising the company’s outside counsel in patent matters. In addition, we advise on general intellectual property (IP) and labor matters.

“There are three reasons we continue working with Dinsmore,” said Kenneth Thompson II, General Counsel at RELX Group. “The quality of legal work is outstanding; the relationships we’ve developed with the IP group makes it feel like they’re part of my internal team, and relationships are very important to me; and frankly, it’s the same quality of legal advice and relationships at a discounted fee structure compared with global markets.”


RELX, which employs roughly 30,000 people, was founded in 1993 and based in London, UK. The company sells information-driven services and solutions to scientists, lawyers, teachers and business professionals.

“It’s exciting for me as general counsel based in Southwest Ohio for a global company to work with resources also headquartered in Southwest Ohio,” added Thompson. “The depth of our relationship is something that can’t be replaced. I hold the firm and the people in high regard.”


Throughout our history together, we’ve been able to solidify the company’s global patent program, establish processes and procedures for outside counsel and obtain wins on IP cases involving trolls.

Provide Counsel and Patent Prosecution

We provide counsel and patent prosecution in both injection molding and extrusion technology to a plastics manufacturer. This includes formed plastic and/or the process for creating components for plasticized material or composites

Provide Counsel and Patent Prosecution to Medical Device Manufacturer

We have been providing patent work for medical implant technology/devices, including hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and spine. The technologies mix different materials, which minimize the debris or fragmentation, last longer than previous devices and are more require a less traumatic surgery to surrounding bone and tissue.

Provide counsel and patent prosecution to alternative pallet design

We represent the manufacturer of alternative, lightweight pallets made from corrugated cardboard, which is sprayed with heavy duty environmental material. The coating makes the corrugated cardboard as strong as wood without the added weight.

Patent Applications

The oil and gas industry is constantly changing in the face of new technology and success hinges on the ability to innovate to meet customer needs. We currently represent a supplier of valves, pumps and seals to the oil and gas industry, managing their patent portfolio and enabling them to evolve and grow. We have helped our client secure a number of patents for devices and systems that improve the flow for customers in the oil, gas and power industries, handling everything from patentability and clearance opinions to filing applications and interfacing with the patent office. Our work has enabled the client to evolve their business and anticipate the changing needs of their customers.

Patent Experience

  • Prosecuted over a thousand patent applications in the United States and abroad.

  • Negotiated hundreds of patent and technology licenses, including litigating patent portfolios and then licensing the successfully litigated patent portfolios to entire industries.

  • Provided numerous opinions regarding patent infringement, validity and enforceability of patents in preparation for enforcing the patents in litigation or defending against the patents in litigation.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Our firm works with a large company in the medical device industry in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications related to numerous technologies in its IP portfolio.

Patent Prosecution

The firm drafted patent applications and license agreements related to a portable breath alcohol detector.

Patent Prosecution and Opinion Drafting

Our firm represented a computer printer and electronics company in the drafting of patents and prosecution of patent applications related to consumer electronic products such as printers (laser, ink jet, etc.), scanners and all-in-one units, ink and print head design.

Research and Licensing Agreements

Our firm represented a large company in the automotive industry in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications related to numerous technologies in its IP portfolio, and in preparing and negotiating research agreements with universities. We assisted in implementing cost-effective procedures for conducting patentability analyses and patent preparation for a stream of invention disclosures.