Our patent team offers industry-wide services in patent prosecution and patent portfolio development and management, as well as collaboration in transactions. Advanced scientific degrees, PTO and industry experience, and superb legal skills fuel every strategy for commercializing and protecting our clients' ideas.
Our PATENTSCAPE ® services start with a comprehensive analysis of clients' intellectual property and its place in the market. We then create a detailed roadmap for the development, improvement, and extraction of value from new or existing products. We conduct due diligence during mergers and acquisitions, provide patent procurement services, and handle all licensing and transactional matters.
Our attorneys handle:
Domestic and international patent application preparation, including provisional, utility, design, re-examination, and reissue applications
Domestic and international patent procurement services to create revenue and minimize competition
Patent portfolio development and management
Technology transfer, beneficial licensing, and cross licensing
Clinical trial, material transfer, joint development, and sponsored research agreements
Due diligence analysis, including evaluation of validity and enforceability of patents, strength of claims, and freedom to operate
Patent analysis services, including searching, patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; right-to-use studies; and inventorship analysis
Opposition and interference practices
Pre-litigation analysis and negotiation and litigation
Many of our attorneys hold doctoral or other advanced degrees and have industry experience. Their knowledge and real-world skill translate into a solid understanding of our clients' business and patent needs. Our patent counseling and procurement services are divided into eight areas of concentration:
We represent companies throughout the world as they develop and market groundbreaking products and techniques in DNA and protein therapeutics, genetic engineering, cancer and HIV therapy, bioinstrumentation, stem cell therapy, crop science, and other technologies. We also count among our clients venture capitalists and others who invest in this rapidly developing industry. Our attorneys help investors procure, develop, and manage their portfolios. Click here for the members of the Biotechnology Patents team.
Nanotechnology is not just smaller—it is fundamentally different. Our patent attorneys appreciate the "quantum-size effect" associated with these inventions. We are experienced in nanocomposite membranes, nanolithography, nanoparticle-based drug-delivery platforms, quantum dots, and molecular self-assembly.
We create patent strategies for start-up companies and established corporations. Our attorneys also represent universities and medical research centers in the protection of their cutting-edge nanotech innovations. We also counsel venture capitalists in identifying portfolio strategies and maximizing the value of existing investments. Click here for the members of the Nanotechnology Patents team.
Medical technology R&D is inherently multidisciplinary. Our attorneys understand both the mechanics and science of device development. Our backgrounds in biotechnology, mechanical engineering, and the electrical arts are the foundation of our counsel to companies whose technologies include composite materials, diagnostic kits, imaging technology, implants, medical instrumentation, and prostheses. Click here for the members of the Medical Technology Patents team.
Our attorneys have prosecuted patent applications and counseled industry giants involved in organic and inorganic chemistry, green chemistry, nuclear energy, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, polymers and plastics, cosmetics, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, agricultural crop science, and other complex technologies. Many of our team members have advanced degrees in chemistry and work experience in formulating productions, building or running pilot plants, and supervising commercial production. Click here for the members of the Chemical Patents team.
We represent national and international companies focusing on technologies such as antiviral therapeutics, vaccines, antimicrobial therapeutics, delivery processes, transdermals, molecular modeling, and rational drug design. Members of our team hold degrees in organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, medicine, microbiology, and molecular biology. Click here for the members of the Pharmaceutical Patents team.
Electrical and Communications Technology
We draw on our backgrounds in electrical and computer engineering and computer science to procure and analyze patents in technologies such as wireless communications, semiconductors, retail technology, optics, microprocessors, Internet routing and infrastructure, and photonics. Click here for the members of the Electrical and Communications Technology Patents team.
Software and Business Methods
Marketing and distributing products have become increasingly technical—and the delivery methods are often key to the success of a business. We represent clients engaged in software, e-commerce, data aggregation and presentation, financial services, customer relationship management, Internet security, video-on-demand technology, fraud detection, telematics, and health care technology. Click here for the members of the Software and Business Methods Patents team.
Our attorneys help clients develop, procure, prosecute, and enforce utility and design patent portfolios. Our clients are engaged in technologies such as machine design and control systems, carpeting and hardwood flooring, gaming systems and lottery products, telecommunications hardware, home appliances, biomechanical devices, hand tools, medical and surgical devices, and lighting fixtures. Click here for the members of the Mechanical Patents team.
Entrepreneur and Emerging Growth Counsel
Our patent team partners with attorneys throughout the firm's 13 offices nationwide to counsel entrepreneurs and early-stage growth companies in:
Corporate board selection and management
Clinical trial agreements
Sponsored research and joint development projects
Mitchell A. Katz