Patent

Our patent practice is very diverse, and has been named to the The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List and ranked a Top Patent Firm by IP Today. Patents we prepared and prosecuted for one of the world’s largest companies have been successfully enforced in a highly publicized litigation in the United States. We handle patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, due diligence, valuation, portfolio management, opinion, and counseling work, as well as post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

All of our patent lawyers and agents have technical or science degrees, with many holding advanced degrees. A number of our lawyers also have experience working in the industry and as examiners at the USPTO. Our team is responsible for patent matters in diverse technical fields, including electrical, computer, software, business methods (including ecommerce and financial services), mechanical, life sciences (e.g., biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), specialty chemicals, medical devices, diagnostics, semiconductors, cleantech, fintech, and consumer products.

We manage large and complex patent portfolios, coordinate filing and prosecution of patent applications, provide counseling to avoid infringement, and help with commercialization of our clients’ technology. We render opinions regarding patentability, noninfringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate; perform due diligence and audit investigations; and negotiate and draft patent and technology license agreements.

We prosecute post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, including reexaminations, reissue applications, and inter partes reviews, covered business method patent reviews, derivation proceedings, and post-grant reviews. In fact, when it comes to post-grant proceedings, Morgan Lewis is a leader, with our technical experience, dispute experience, and established Washington, DC presence. We prosecute adversarial proceedings at the USPTO, including appeals, reissues, reexaminations, and interferences and have for decades. And, we have decades of experience litigating complex patent matters, including routinely taking and defending depositions and arguing before courts and administrative panels. We handled the second-ever inter partes review argued to the USPTO, and recently had a number of inter partes reviews and covered business method reviews dismissed for a patent-owner client.