A key area of technological innovation, mechanics uses technologies that may be related to robotics, electronics and semiconductors, automation and information technology.
These innovations allow for ever greater miniaturisation of devices, an increase in their performance, energy savings and enhanced functioning (particularly with connected objects and the use of artificial intelligence).
These new devices and their applications involve specific intellectual property issues, which must be identified and used as opportunities to make the most of your innovations.
For example, in the field of semiconductors, establishing proof of infringement can be tricky. It is therefore important that patent claims are drafted in such a way as to optimise the scope of protection,
Furthermore, in the field of robotics: robots are per se potentially patentable objects, and the programs that run them may also be protected. But beyond that, there are other issues that need to be considered in order to capture the value of robot-related innovations: the results of the work of robots can thus potentially be protected, and the ownership of these results needs to be carefully managed. These issues are further intensified by the fact that many robotic innovations are produced in a collaborative context.
Lastly, in the field of electronics, many inventions involving electronic components may be implemented by different entities that are not necessarily in the same place or in the same countries (e.g. connected objects).