Philadelphia Patent Attorney
What Makes Philadelphia Patent and Intellectual Property Attorneys Some of the Best
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its surrounding counties (Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester County) have a long and rich history of famous inventors, patents, and patent attorneys. After all, one of America’s most famous Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who called Philadelphia his home, was one of the first and foremost innovators in the United States. He was credited with inventing the bifocals, lightning rod, odometer, and a host of inventions and breakthroughs in understandings related to electricity, weather, and science.
Philadelphia was the epicenter of United States Patent Law. Philadelphia was the home of the first American to receive a United States Patent. Specifically, Samuel Hopkins, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the first person to be granted a patent by the United States of America — namely U.S. Patent Number X000001. The patent was Issued July 31, 1790, and signed by President George Washington, Attorney General Edmund Randolph, and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. The patent was for an improvement “in making Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process.”
Interestingly, potash was used to make gunpowder, soap, glass, and dying fabrics during the birth of America. During the 14 year of the patent, it is believed that US. Patent No. X000001 was licensed and generated substantial revenue.
Jumping ahead, the Philadelphia area has a rich history of famous and ground breaking innovators. Just of few include:
- Process for creating malleable nickel invented by Joseph Nickel, also the founder of Bethlehem Steel, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Pencil with attached Eraser invented in 1858 by Heymen Lipman of Philadelphia, PA.
- The Revolving door invented in 1888 by Van Kannel of Philadelphia, PA.
- Bubble Gum was invented by Walter E. Diemer of Philadelphia, PA
- One of the first electronic computers — the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer(ENIAC) — was first built and operated at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering. The New York Time recognized in 1946 that this “instrument “could revolutionize modern engineering, [and] bring on a new epoch of industrial design….” This invention marked the beginning of the new age of super computers that has since moved to Silicon Valley, with many underpinnings dating back to the advent of the ENIAC.
The need for the best patent and trademark attorneys in Philly has a long history spanning over two centuries. To become one the best patent and trademark law firms in Philadelphia, you need to know the city and the heritage of its residents. Axenfeld Law Group, LLC believes we are that law firm.
Most of our Philadelphia and New York patent and trademark attorneys are inventors, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Many have decades of experience working in-house for major pharma or communication-information companies.
So with this background in mind, Axenfeld’s intellectual-property attorneys tackle each of our client’s challenges as if they are our own regardless of whether our client is an individual, an entrepreneur, a start-up, a small business, or an established company.
We offer flat-fee billing for many of our patent and trademark services to remove the uncertainty with the cost of legal services whenever possible. Contact Axenfeld Law Group, LLC for to help you protect your innovations and brands.