Chemicals



For decades the chemical industry has turned to us for all aspects of intellectual property advice — including prosecuting the patents on inks for the then-fledgling copier industry in the 1970s, patent litigations on Kevlar aramid fibers for DuPont in the 1980s and petroleum additives for Exxon in the 1990s, and today's litigations on active ingredients and additives in pharmaceuticals.

We have prosecuted thousands of chemical patent applications and litigated hundreds of chemical cases. Our work has spanned all aspects of chemical technology: polymer chemistry, chemical processing and synthesis, material sciences, organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biotechnology. We have done chemical work for such clients as Canon, Hoechst Celanese, Astellas Pharma Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Combe, Exxon/Mobil, Genzyme, Husky Injection Molding, Johnson Mathey, Lenzing AG, Living Proof, Michelin, Novartis, Ortloff Engineers, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Reckitt Benckiser, Revlon, Sanofi-Aventis, Sepracor, Sirona Dental Systems, UCB Pharma, Inc. and Warner Chilcott.

Our historical commitment to the chemicals industry has enabled us to build a chemical industry team with the technical training to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Many of our lawyers have chemistry-related degrees or experience, and many have advanced degrees in chemistry or gained chemical engineering or extensive industrial experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry prior to attending law school. From manufacturing processes for chemicals by the ton to a one-atom difference in a small molecule, our lawyers have the technical background and legal experience to tackle any intellectual property matter in the chemical industry.