Marshall, Gerstein & Borun understands the advanced technology needs and worldwide business focus necessary for success in the aerospace industry. Our Firm has helped market-leading global providers of commercial and military aircraft, jet engines, avionics systems, and air cargo handling equipment manage a wide range of intellectual property and related business matters.
Airtight patent protection in a wide range of technologies
We have secured patents for numerous, groundbreaking aerospace and defense industry product applications, including an invention involved in the first rescue of a communications satellite using the moon’s gravity. Our team has prosecuted and litigated patents for the materials, designs, control systems, and operational methods within a wide spectrum of aircraft, spacecraft, weaponry, and related defense products such as:
- Aircraft systems and controls
- Avionics and navigation systems
- Turbojet and turboprop engines
- Electronic countermeasure systems
- Command and control systems
- Fluid control valves
Coordinated counsel, integrated solutions
Our clients appreciate the multidisciplinary approach that Marshall Gerstein lawyers bring to all of their patent needs. Our depth of knowledge and practical experience extend to the fields of aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optics, and computer science, as well as defense-industry innovations and weapons technology. Drawing on our in-depth capabilities, we provide innovative, integrated legal and business solutions.
Global reach, firsthand experience
For aerospace clients based in the United States and Europe, we have negotiated licensing agreements and defended their platforms and systems from infringement claims. Our lawyers — one of whom has an aeronautical engineering degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an Airline Transport Pilot license, including type ratings for the Boeing 737 and DC-9 — have worked with sophisticated aerospace technologies in the U.S. Air Force and private industry and fully understand the industry’s competitive requirements.