Have an idea that will change the world? Need a patent for it?

Patent Pending or Patented… What do these mean for the ag world? What does it mean for us in general? If you have a great idea for a service or device how do you know if you should or can patent it?

Luke Mohrhauser, today’s guest, and I talk about this topic. We also talk about the advent of AI in the legal workspace too. We are in an ever changing world with large corporations and individuals alike working to get patent protection.

Luke is Managing Partner of the firm and Chair of MVS’s Mechanical and Electrical Practice Group. He has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and Worldwide. Luke oversees the Firm’s U.S. Patent Filing Department, staying abreast to any changes and updates to patent law, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Luke’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing. Luke specializes in patent prosecution in the mechanical, electrical, software, and business method arts on a global scale. Luke aims to grow companies’ and individual’s patent portfolios through advising clients and building a strong business relationship centered upon growth and success.

Luke’s client base includes varying sizes, from individual innovators to Fortune 500 companies, handling the legal services for clients of varying specialties, industries, and technologies. This includes crafting strategies for fostering and capturing innovation, such as by setting up IP policies, meeting with engineers and other inventors, collaborating with executives to determine IP paths, developing competitive landscapes, and providing additional value-added benefits. Working with CEOs, senior-level executives, in-house counsel, engineers, and even solo inventors has given Luke the skills to develop his expertise as a patent attorney and to provide advice and strategy for any situation.

Luke is an active supporter of economic development and growth in the State of Iowa. He is a mentor in groups and associations to help build their business through IP, and enjoys helping start-ups understand the basics of IP.

Luke joined McKee, Voorhees, and Sease after graduating with honors from Creighton University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He has past work experience in manufacturing and agricultural and machine design.