Patents for inventors, entrepreneurs, thinkers, & tinkerers

About Kintner IP

Kintner IP, LLC is the patent practice of Mary Ludwig, a patent agent and mechanical engineer. I assist small businesses and independent inventors by preparing patent applications and handling prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from your first Office Action to patent grant. I help inventors around the globe obtain patents in the mechanical, electrical, consumer products, and design spaces.

As an inventor and former corporate officer of a small R&D business, I have a first-hand understanding of your intellectual property goals. My services enable you to focus on developing and marketing your technology, with confidence that your IP protection is in the hands of a professional.

USPTO Registered Patent Agent #71,619

Company Background

Kintner IP is the patent practice of Mary Ludwig, a Patent Agent with a background in engineering, design, and research. I work with clients at many stages of the patent process, including:

  • Invention discovery / Patent strategy
  • Patentability search
  • Provisional patent applications
  • Utility and/or Design patent applications
  • PCT (International) applications
  • USPTO Office Action responses

Design and Engineering

I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 12 years of industry experience in design, prototyping, and evaluation of optical systems for remote sensing applications. My background includes the following areas:

  • Precision mechanical devices
  • Electronic devices
  • Optical systems
  • 2D/3D mechanical design and drafting
  • Lasers
  • Imaging
  • Spectroscopy and remote sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Small Business Principal

For 10 years I was a Corporate Officer of RL Associates, Inc., a small business specializing in optical systems research, development, design and prototyping. I was the Principal Investigator on several Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II and Phase III contracts with the Department of Defense and NASA.