Providing the very best in legal services tailored to meet your needs

Our general partners each take an active role in advising clients in matters concerning patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, transfer or conveyance thereof, and website compliance by working closely with management and staff of technology transfer offices and research departments, on-site and off-site.

It is our practice at MBH that, once an attorney has taken responsibility for a client matter, she will remain available and follow through with the direct handling of the matter along with the Macheledt Bales & Heidmiller staff, professional advisors and draftspeople.

Our services include:

Patents, including preparing and prosecuting U.S. national patent applications (utility, provisional, and design) and international (PCT) patent applications, working with foreign associates in obtaining patents in other countries, invention novelty searches and opinions, patent enforcement, infringement analyses and validity assessments, and litigation support.


Trademarks, Trade Names and Domain Name Rights, including trademark and service mark search reports and selection, business name and trade name selection, domain name selection, preparation and prosecution of applications for U.S. and state trademarks and service marks, support for foreign associates in obtaining trademarks and service marks in other countries, assistance in enforcing trademark rights, infringement analyses and litigation support


Copyrights, including registration and protection of copyrights in software, literary, audiovisual and pictorial works, and other original works of authorship, assistance in contracting works made for hire, fair use analyses, assistance in identifying and enforcing copyrights, and litigation support.


Trade secrets, including assistance in identifying, maintaining, and enforcing rights to trade secrets, drafting and analyzing nondisclosure and confidential disclosure agreements, and litigation support.


Licensing and technology transfer, including preparing, assisting in negotiating, and reviewing licensing agreements and assignments covering all forms of intellectual property.


Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, including portfolio creation and management strategy recommendations, and reviewing and analysing IP portfolios based upon commercial product development strategy of corporate sponsors or prospective licensees.


Website Compliance and Website Legal Audits, including a full suite of website compliance services, such as drafting privacy policies, drafting terms and conditions of use, and counseling clients on how to comply with the numerous laws governing operation of a website (defamation, libel, slander, advertising and promotions, protection and infringement of intellectual property, use of message boards/forums, etc.). We also provide Website Legal Audits – Don’t let your content byte you.™ This is an exhaustive review of a site’s content and the internal and external mechanisms of the site to determine whether there are any compliance issues that need to be addressed.