Looking Upstream and Downstream to Provide Valuable Business Insight

Protecting your chemical and materials science innovations requires an in-depth understanding of the underlying technologies, combined with knowledge of the relevant global markets and related legal trends. 

Our attorneys and team of legal professionals draw upon a broad range of industry experience in consulting, field engineering, and academia to collaborate with clients representing diverse industries such as cleantech venture funds and industrial conglomerates.  We provide thoughtful counsel to help them reach their full commercial potential and to protect their most important innovations and assets. 

How We Can Help

  • Understand each client’s business and their value chain to deliver comprehensive and forward-thinking management of intellectual property assets.
  • Perform product spectrum analysis for freedom to operate and design around counseling.
  • Mitigate risk, including non-infringement and invalidity opinions.
  • Represent clients through due diligence proceedings by prospective investors and purchasers.
  • Evaluate targets for potential licensing or acquisition.
  • Perform transactional work, including technology/material transfer and joint development agreements with strategic partners.
  • Secure both offensive and defensive positioning through white space investigation to identify opportunities and gaps in competitive landscapes and develop customized IP portfolios.
  • Collaborate with clients to create worldwide procurement and enforcement strategies.

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