Agriculture & Timber

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Agriculture and timber have deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Starting with the founding of our firm in 1952, we have formed strong ties to the agribusiness of the Willamette Valley, as well as to the forest-products industry and its suppliers. The technologies underlying innovations in these areas rely upon diverse disciplines such as mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering, materials science, and biotechnology. Many of our intellectual property attorneys and patent agents have advanced degrees in one of these highly relevant engineering or scientific disciplines.

Reflecting our strong combination of legal and technical skills, our clients have entrusted us to pursue patent rights on their behalf in diverse areas such as:

  • Agricultural harvesting systems
  • Agricultural processing systems and methods
  • Composite wood products such as oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Computer-automated and manual saw systems
  • Dry kilns
  • Engineered wood products, such as I-beams, trusses, and laminated veneer lumber
  • Forest fire suppression aircraft
  • Industrial chipper systems
  • Knives for wood cutting
  • Lumber manufacturing systems
  • Saws, including chain saws
  • Software for controlling wood production
  • Wood adhesive systems
  • Wood conveyor systems

Our portfolio shows some representative patents we have prosecuted in these areas.

We also assist large and small clients in the natural-resources industries with patentability searches, freedom-to-operate opinions, infringement and validity analyses, licensing, and litigation. Because Kolisch Hartwell has attorneys with expertise in nearly every technology area, we routinely assist our clients with innovations that span multiple technologies.

Our size and location allow us to provide world class services at rates much lower than those typically offered by larger firms based in more expensive cities. Learn more about our services or contact us to find out how we can help with your company’s IP needs.

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