Patent protection can often serve as the foundation of a business — or its undoing. The firm's Patent Team counsels clients in identifying opportunities to add to their intellectual property portfolio through active participation in their creative processes. Our patent lawyers also assist clients in addressing third party patent issues that may pose an obstacle to commercialization activities, through clearance studies and associated counseling and opinion work.

The firm's patent lawyers sit on the patent committees of many clients and serve as advisors to educational institutions and technology transfer specialists. The Team has the technical expertise and experience to assist clients in any industry or technology. The firm currently represents clients on patent matters in many fields, including life sciences, computer and Internet technologies, electronic and electro-mechanical fields, fluidics, combustion engines, medical devices, materials handling systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and chemical and chemical processing technologies (including organic and inorganic, biochemical and pharmaceutical technologies). Our lawyers apply their experience in domestic and international fields and engage in worldwide patent prosecution and protection.

The firm's litigation experience extends to patent infringement litigation, both offensive and defensive. Our IP litigators have extensive courtroom experience distilling complex technologies to easily understood concepts that maximize the likelihood of success.