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Morgan Lewis lawyers, patent agents, and technical specialists have experience in a diverse array of technological disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, life sciences, bioinformatics, business methods, and computer software. All of our patent lawyers and patent agents have science or engineering backgrounds; many have advanced technical degrees. Many also have experience as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or substantial technical industry experience.
- Prepare and prosecute patent applications, including reexamination, reissue, and interference cases.
- Coordinate the filing and prosecution of patent applications abroad, particularly in Asia and Europe.
- Counsel in the development and commercialization of technology to help clients avoid infringement of third-party rights, as well as enforcement of patent rights against others.
- Render opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity.
- Perform IP property audits and due diligence investigations.
- Negotiate and draft patent and technology license agreements.
- Enforce and defend against patent infringement claims.
Our patent practice has a significant litigation component that combines the specialized technical expertise of our patent attorneys and patent litigators with the broad-based court presentation and strategy skills of our general practice litigators. Morgan Lewis represents patent holders and defendants in district courts throughout the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. We staff patent cases based on the complexity and significance to the client of individual matters, which enables us to handle both "bet-the-company" cases and more routine cases efficiently and effectively.
Our patent practice includes a large contingent of patent lawyers, litigators, and patent agents resident in our Washington, D.C. office, close to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other relevant government agencies, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent appeals.