Patents and shortcuts do not mix.  At Gehrke & Associates, when a client wants to patent an idea, one of our first step is a comprehensive patentability search.  Not all patent practitioners do this. 

We believe in drafting the patent application with the best information available to provide our clients with a high-quality patent application that avoids unnecessary and costly delays.  We also believe that the search provides our clients with the information needed to make an informed business decision.  The prior art discovered in a patent search helps determine if any patent protection is available and, if it is, whether the claims that will likely issue on the patent are worth the cost of pursuing the patent. 

We practice in many technology fields, but our emphasis is on patents related to: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and materials, mechanical devices, safety devices, personal protection equipment, protective work clothing, shoes and tools.  Our patent professionals have complimentary expertise and work together with technology advisors in order to provide the best possible end result.