Electrical Patents & Software Patents

IP Attorneys in the Electrical & Software Practice Group at Andrus are uniquely qualified to guide our clients through a full range of intellectual property issues. All members of the Group have technical degrees in physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and other engineering fields. In addition to their technical degrees, the members of the Group have the extensive legal and technical experience needed to guide clients in developing and executing client-specific IP strategies.

Patent laws in the United States are in a constant state of flux with respect to software and business method patents. The attorneys at Andrus are dedicated to staying on top of these changes and refining strategies for filing and prosecuting patent applications to provide the best possible protection for our clients.

In addition to filing and prosecuting patent applications, Andrus attorneys have extensive experience in analyzing the scope of competitors' patents and applications in the electrical and software fields. Our technical knowledge allows us to review complicated patents with a full understanding of the disclosed material and the related background. Based on this analysis, we are able to counsel our clients on design-around strategies to avoid infringement, and/or develop non-infringement positions and provide corresponding opinions.

We work with Fortune 50 and 500® companies, major universities and research centers, as well as small to mid-size companies to protect their valuable innovations in various technology areas, including:

  • apps and software for computers and mobile devices,
  • business methods,
  • car wash operational and sensing controls,
  • computer hardware,
  • device fabrication,
  • digital signal processing,
  • electrical and electronic circuits and systems,
  • home stand-by power systems and controls,
  • internal combustion engine controls,
  • internet-based software, SaaS,
  • medical information systems and networks,
  • optical systems and controls,
  • patient monitoring systems,
  • remote utility meter monitoring,
  • software control algorithms,
  • telecom and call center architecture, and
  • wireless communication devices, IoT and cloud computing.

In addition to electrical & software patents, the attorneys in the Group handle matters involving other aspects of intellectual property. For more information regarding specific areas, please visit the Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Client Counseling, Transactions and Litigation pages.