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Patent Counseling

A clear intellectual property position is critical for success in today’s competitive market. We advise our clients on all aspects of their intellectual property needs. Our advice includes freedom to operate strategy, global patent portfolio development, and intellectual property transactions.

In our freedom to operate strategies, we help our client’s understand and navigate third party patents in addition to providing patent opinions. We also draft, prosecute, and develop patent portfolios around our clients’ lead products and innovations for offensive and defensive use.

As a full-service law firm with a global footprint, we advise clients of all sizes from individual inventors to startup companies to global corporations. Our team of patent professionals has technical knowledge and industry experience in a range of fields, including biotechnology, chemistry, computer engineering, electrical engineering, material science and mechanical engineering.

Why Choose Us

Our patent professionals have diverse technical backgrounds, advanced academic credentials, industry experience and extensive patent expertise. This experience builds the quality and strength of the patents we prosecute.

  • Advanced technical degrees provide our patent professionals with an understanding of the science behind your inventions.
  • The past professions of our lawyers – research chemists, engineers, and academics – in industries including automotive, biotechnology, communications, computer hardware, computer software, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices means we understand your business.
  • Our extensive experience working with and working inside the US Patent and Trademark Office informs our daily patent prosecution practice.
  • Our global experience and our global network of patent lawyers provide the expertise to develop and manage your patent portfolio worldwide.

In addition to the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, we offer a complete range of domestic and international patent services.

Our patent prosecution practice works closely with lawyers in related areas such as intellectual property licensing and transactions, commercial agreements, trademarks, corporate, and litigation. Lawyers in these practice segments are located in proximity to major markets throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia, allowing us to offer an array of IP and legal services wherever our clients do business.

US Patent Services

  • Patentability and freedom to operate searches
  • Patent due diligence
  • Patent portfolio development and management
  • Patent appeals, reissues, reexaminations, derivations and interferences
  • Inter partes reviews, post grant reviews, and covered business method reviews
  • Freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions

Global Portfolio Management

  • Global patent portfolio strategies
  • International protection of clients’ rights facilitated by a worldwide network of patent associates
  • Oppositions

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  • Aerospace and avionics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Life sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar and alternative energy
  • Software
  • Telecommunications

  • Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2023
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2023
  • Recognized in Chambers UK 2022
  • Recognized in Chambers USA 2023
  • Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a 2020 IP Star (France) in the Patent and Trademark categories
  • Lawyers named as Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting 2020
  • Ranked as one of the top 10 US law firms for healthcare patent prosecution by Intellectual Asset Magazine and Ocean Tomo
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Recognized by World Trademark Review since 2016