• Patent Prosecution & Enforcement (sample disciplines):
    • Information technology
    • Business methods
    • Electrical and mechanical devices
    • Microelectronic devices
    • Materials technologies
    • Nanotechnology and applied physics
    • Biochemical and biological devices and processes
    • Chemicals and pharmaceutical products
    • Medical devices
    • Optical and magnetic devices
    • Telecommunications technologies
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, & Trade Secrets
  • Licensing
    • Outsourcing
    • Software development agreements
    • Licensing agreements
    • Information provider services
    • Research and development agreements
    • Distribution, OEM, and reseller agreements
    • Co-branding and private label agreements
    • Print and electronic publishing
    • Linking, online advertising, and e-commerce agreements
    • Strategic alliances and a variety of other intellectual property matters
    • End user agreements
  • Privacy
    • Gramm-Leach-Bliley
    • COPPA
    • HIPAA
    • USA Patriot Act
Of the many factors that contribute to a company’s success, the most powerful is also the simplest: an exceptional product. Protection of unique resources–these end products, plus the creative processes that bring them to market–is a critical line of defense in the ongoing pursuit of competitive advantage.

Our Patent Counseling & Prosecution group advises technologically sophisticated companies and their investors on the identification, protection, and strategic use of their innovative and valuable ideas.

Chambers USA commends our core team, which “acts for a range of Fortune 500 companies from the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology industries. … In addition to supporting the corporate department, the group attracts its own client base through its litigation prowess and patent and licensing capability, assisting a number of startup companies to build portfolios.”

Our patent prosecutors hold degrees in physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, and computer science, providing key insights into the processes that create virtually every imaginable patentable product, method, or process. Our IP lawyers also collaborate with business lawyers to offer strategic advice on the patent implications for any corporate transaction in a technology-based or science-based company’s business cycle.

Our clients range in size from startups and the venture funds that back them to Fortune 100 companies and leading research universities. We help them identify potentially valuable inventions, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and conduct related opinion and counseling work. Our lawyers work on products, methods, and processes ranging from stem cell therapies to systems on a chip, and from semiconductors and fiber optic switching systems to financial services software.

We manage a portfolio of thousands of patent applications around the world for clients wishing to protect a large range of products. Our clients–whether new venture companies or long-established corporations–benefit from our strategic counsel on other protections of distinctive contributions beyond the products themselves.

Practice Leaders

Mark P. Kesslen

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