Mechanical Engineering Intellectual Property Consulting

Intellectual Property ​[ME]

Understand mechanical engineering issues in intellectual property disputes

When questions arise over trade secrets, patent infringement, or validity, Exponent's multidisciplinary teams investigate and provide insights in cases of intellectual property disputes.

How does Exponent's multidisciplinary approach effectively provide support in intellectual property disputes?

Exponent's multidisciplinary teams have broad and deep industry expertise to provide the level of mechanical engineering support required for complex intellectual property disputes. Our mechanical engineers work closely with engineers and scientists with expertise in electrical engineering and computer science, thermal science, data analytics, human factors, chemistry, and materials to assess technically complex intellectual property issues involving patent claim construction, infringement, validity, as well as trade dress, trade secrets, due diligence, and valuation.

Our teams bring unique technical expertise to bear on sophisticated challenges and are also highly experienced at explaining complex mechanical topics to juries, arbitrators, and courts in ways that make important technical nuances easy for them to understand.

Many of our engineers and scientists hold U.S. and international patents, have founded startups predicated upon proprietary technology, or have led R&D at various Fortune 500 companies. Many have taught and conducted cutting-edge research at premier universities and government laboratories. Our team is supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, computer modeling and simulation capabilities, and visual communication resources.

Summary of Services

For 50+ years, we've thrived on solving unstructured problems that require bespoke solutions. Some of our services include:


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.