Technical Areas

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The lawyers at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP take a practical, business-focused approach to the challenge of realizing biotechnology product potential. Go to Biotechnology Page >

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Chemicals and Chemical Engineering

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP provides a full range of intellectual property legal services to clients involved in chemical technologies. Our insights relating to chemical technologies span a broad range of industry sectors, such as chemical and oil refining, food chemistry, pharmaceuticals, industrial coatings (including conversion coatings), paper manufacturing, wastewater treatment, agricultural applications, specialty chemicals, polymers, polymer films, and catalysts. Our firm assists clients involved in these technologies, ranging from some of the world’s largest petrochemical producers to smaller specialized chemical companies integral for Chicago’s industrial infrastructure to a variety of universities and other research centers. Go to Chemicals and Chemical Engineering Page >

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Computer Software and Hardware

At Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, our counseling of computer sector clients often takes an integrated approach that breaks the barriers between hardware and software. Much of our intellectual property work involving computers and computerized systems focuses on patenting highly robust computer-dependent systems of hardware and software. The ability of our lawyers to legally define the complex computer algorithms and structures involved in such systems is central to ensuring the patentability of the core business advantages that these systems represent. Go to Computer Software and Hardware Page >

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Since obtaining the basic patent on the videotape recorder and enforcing it industry-wide more than 50 years ago, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has been in the forefront of securing and defending patent rights in many areas of electronic applications. Our work with electrical and electronic technologies can involve fundamental components such as switches and integrated circuits or complex integrated applications such as medical diagnostic equipment, satellite communication technology, telecommunications, networking, biomedical engineering, and advanced defense systems. We have particular strength in cellular telephony, and serve as counsel to a pioneering global leader in smartphones and wireless Internet. Go to Electronics Page >

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Energy and Clean Technology

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has the diverse legal and scientific expertise to serve the intellectual property needs of corporations, research institutes, and entrepreneurs pursuing the goal of a sustainable energy infrastructure through development of next-generation clean technologies. Go to Energy and Clean Technology Page >

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Environmental Engineering

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery draws on its capabilities in multiple disciplines, from mechanical and chemical engineering to intellectual property enforcement, to protect its clients’ environmental-related technology. Our clients are market leaders in providing products and processes for treating wastewater, desalinating salt water, reclaiming grey water for irrigation use, water conservation, processing exhaust emissions associated with food production, and recycling construction materials. Fitch Even offers its clients comprehensive protection strategies at every stage, from patent procurement to licensing and final enforcement. Go to Environmental Engineering Page >

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Food and Agricultural Sciences

Bringing food from farm to table today involves more innovation than ever before, in agricultural equipment, food safety, marketing and green packaging, to name a few of the many areas where Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery’s expertise is in demand. Our firm’s work with global leaders in food and agriculture includes representation of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of farm equipment in multiple patent infringement cases as well as a 95-year relationship with one of the world’s largest food and beverage producers. Go to Food and Agricultural Sciences Page >

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Internet and E-Commerce

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is immersed in many of the rapidly evolving issues related to e-commerce and Internet applications involving protection under intellectual property laws. Our lawyers pursue patent protection at the leading edge of both fixed-station and mobile Internet platforms and have been involved in securing copyright protection for smartphone apps used in short-range BluetoothTM, medium-range wireless, and long-range cellular technologies. We also have established an innovative leadership position in protecting the adaptation of these technologies to wireless e-commerce, including product inventory management. Go to Internet and E-Commerce Page >

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Material Science

At virtually every stage of product or packaging development, material science is the essential link between physics, chemistry, biology, and mechanical engineering. And Fitch Even lawyers are unsurpassed at developing strategies for protecting unique material science innovations. Whether the technology involves polymers, sealants, ceramics, composites, adhesives, or any one of many other material usages, we ask the right questions of inventors to create a foundation for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acceptance. Go to Material Science Page >

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Mechanical Engineering

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP offers multidisciplinary skills to give a wide range of clients involved in mechanical-related technical areas the counseling, patent prosecution, licensing, and infringement protection they need for their products. With our breadth of practice, our attorneys regularly advise clients involved in patenting everything from commercial packaging equipment and industrial sprinkler systems, to consumer-focused products such as garage door openers, to sophisticated medical devices. When our clients' mechanical technologies dovetail with electronics, chemistry, or other disciplines, the diverse experience of Fitch Even lawyers can be crucial in demonstrating the uniqueness of seemingly simple yet critical improvements over earlier devices. Go to Mechanical Engineering Page >

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In the sophisticated arena of patent prosecution for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has the business understanding and intellectual firepower to help global and emerging pharmaceutical companies, universities, and individual drug researchers take their innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. We offer a highly focused skill package that does is tailored to each client’s unique needs. Our services include these: Go to Pharmaceuticals Page >

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