Grell & Watson IP Law, Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney
Grell & Watson, a group of Lawyers in Atlanta GA, specializes in Intellectual Property Law – Patent, Trademark, Copyright, applications and searches, Business Contracts, & Licensing. We are a group of patent lawyers specializing as Patent Attorney, Patent Lawyer, Patent Attorneys, Trademark Attorney, and Trademark lawyer.
I’m a Patent Attorney and Entrepreneur who holds his own portfolio of pending and US patents and trademarks. I don’t just practice as a Patent Lawyer in Atlanta I am an Inventor and Idea person as well.
Do you have a new invention or idea? Patent an idea
I am a patent attorney, licensed with the State of Georgia (Atlanta Patent Attorney, Atlanta GA and registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Atlanta Patent Lawyer).
What is a Patent?
A patent is a right granted to an inventor by the federal government for the inventor to be the only one to make his/her invention, to use it, to offer it for sale, to sell it, or to import it into the United States for a period of twenty (20) years for utility patents.
“Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor….” 35 U.S. Code 101
Why do I need a Patent?
The only two ways to protect your invention are by a patent or by keeping it secret. Unfortunately, keeping your invention secret is very difficult, because once you sell your device or practice your method, others can “reverse engineer” and figure out how to make your device or use your method.
What is a Patent Search?
A patent can only be awarded if your invention has not been done before and is not so closely similar to previous inventions that your invention would be obvious. A patent search is a review of previous patents and publications to see what has previously been done.
What is a Provisional Patent?
A provisional application is a temporary patent filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), that establishes an early filing date, gets you to patent spending, has less formal filing requirements, but does not mature into an issued patent unless the applicant files a regular non-provisional patent application within one year.
What is a Design Patent?
A design patent is a patent that protects the visual characteristics embodied in or applied to an article. Since a design is manifested in appearance, the subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, or to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation.
Grell & Watson IP Law, LLC (“G&W”) is a unique intellectual property law firm concentrating in the areas of Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, and related IP Matters. G&W is a resource to, not only the Atlanta metro area, but all of Georgia. G&W is one of a few firms that specializes in intellectual prperty law that serves Atlanta GA and cities throughout Georgia providing Patent, Provisional, Trademark, Copyright, US applications and searches. G&W’s unique business model of reducing the overhead costs of traditional law firms while still maintaining all of the resources required of IP law firms, allows GW a group of attorneys in Atlanta GA to serve Atlanta and the rest of Georgia in an extremely efficient manner that will be economically beneficial for the clients and the community. G&W is well positioned to offer clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia the full range of services required to draft, prosecute, and protect the rights involved in all aspects of intellectual property rights – patent, trademark, and copyright.
Mat Grell bio:
Law School: Western Michigan 1995 Undergraduate: University of Iowa, BSEE Electrical & Computer Engineering 1988
Mat is a founding partner of Grell & Watson and brings a unique background and 15 years of IP experience to the firm. Mat currently concentrates his practice in patent drafting and prosecution and business contract drafting and negotiation. Prior to founding the firm, Mat was a patent attorney at Myers & Kaplan, an IP boutique in Atlanta, GA. From 2000-2004, Mat was VP & General Counsel for Movaz Networks, Inc. His primary responsibilities included duties as a member of the executive team, including detailed experience with formation, raising $150M in capital, business contracts, intellectual property rights, HR/employment, corporate policy, M&A due diligence, dispute resolution, sales and business development, engineering & product management legal support, supply management and export compliance. From 1993 to 2000, Mat was a Patent Attorney and Senior Licensing Officer with the University of California Office of Technology Transfer & earlier at Michigan State University Office of Intellectual Property preparing provisional patents, marketing and licensing university technology.
IP Experience – Mat’s patent prosecution experiences (Patent, Provisional, Trademark, Copyright, applications and searches) and more specifically telecommunication systems, optical switching, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), optics and optical electronics, analog/digital circuits, power electronics, check processing, financial systems, insurance & plant inspection systems, desalination systems, waste water treatment apparatus, door and cabinet hinges, door closure and latch mechanisms, mechanical devices and systems, software, and business methods, among others.
General Counsel – Movaz Networks $150M VC funded telecom hardware/software company providing next generation all-optical network solutions based on University patent pending portfolio. Member of the executive team, including detailed experience with formation, raising capital, business contracts, intellectual property rights, HR/employment, corporate policy, M&A due diligence, dispute resolution, sales and business development support, engineering & product management support, supply management and export compliance. Chaired & managed an IP disclosure & review committee. Mat prepared US patent and trademark applications and managed outside counsel, including patent and litigation counsel.
Entrepreneur – Founded start-ups such as www.InventorStartKit.com The kit includes a digital download with inventor information & instructions, actual samples, and your own ready to use forms for recording your invention, evaluating the protectability and marketability of your invention. In addition, the website offers helpful educational information about inventions; Inventor NDA; and Inventor Business Plan Kit. www.BeanPool.com is a on-line and print publishing company in the local search arena. BeanPool provides a trusted resource for on-line users to share their opinions on local businesses and to connect with each other and with the best businesses in their community.
IP Licensing Experience – Senior Licensing Officer with the University of California Office of Technology Transfer & Michigan State University Office of Intellectual Property Manager of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Office of Technology Transfer System wide office. Managed technical writers, technology marketers and an intellectual property portfolio of 300+ inventions yearly, negotiated and drafted terms and conditions of research, material transfer and license agreements (software, electronics, medical devices, physics& plant varieties), managed patent interference actions, mediation, arbitration, litigation and outside counsel.
Corporate Contract Experience – NDA, development, prototyping, contract manufacturing, trials, quality assurance/testing, interoperability, purchase & license, support, maintenance & EFI services, patent & software licensing, reseller/distributor, services, teaming, OEM, software escrow agreements, IT, web development, joint development, supply, promotion, and other business contracts.
Engineering Experience – Worked as a controls Engineer, Department of Power Operations, Hydroelectric Power Plants Union Electric. I managed 15 electricians & mechanics as the senior project engineer for the automation and remote control of hydroelectric generators using PLCs, rewinding of generators and their conversion to static excitation, and switch yard and transformer installations.
Mat is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Washington. Mat is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mat is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and Washington and the American Bar Association.
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By Mat Grell, Patent & Trademark Attorney Lawyer
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What do patent lawyers do for an inventor? When an inventor seeking to patent their invention, you need a patent lawyer. Patent law is a highly specialized area of the law and a patent lawyer will diligently work to make sure that your invention achieves patent pending and hopefully issues as a patent. Patent lawyers help inventors research their invention (both patent and product research), guide them through the patent application process to protect their invention.