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Patent Services

Saul Ewing's Patent Services team assists clients in securing, leveraging and enforcing commercially valuable intellectual property. Our patent attorneys are also experienced in helping clients develop a patent strategy on a global scale. The team regularly handles a wide range of business relationships such as licensing, joint venture, clinical trial and research and development collaborations in fields such as information technology, consumer goods, life sciences and engineering.

The firm's Patent Services team handles a comprehensive range of patent needs including:

  • Identifying and capturing commercially valuable intellectual property
  • Developing IP protection, enforcement and licensing strategies
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, both domestically and abroad 
  • Representing clients in administrative proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including appeals, interferences and re-examinations
  • Managing domestic and international patent portfolios
  • Conducting freedom to operate studies to mitigate infringement risks and identify open market spaces 
  • Providing non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions to insulate clients from treble damages in the event of a patent infringement lawsuit 
  • Providing pre-enforcement infringement opinions in support of patent enforcement activities
  • Representing clients in complex patent infringement litigation 
  • Developing design-around solutions to shield against patent attacks
  • Conducting patent due diligence in business transactions, including the identification of IP assets, and assessing the strength or weakness of patents therein 
  • Performing IP audits and mining patent portfolios for licensing/sale opportunities
  • Negotiating licensing agreements for monetizing clients' patent assets
  • Representing clients in International Trade Commission ยง337 proceedings to bar infringing imported goods
  • Representing clients before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Technological Experience

Our Patent Services team offers an extensive and sophisticated understanding of the legal aspects of intellectual property issues. We often present and publish on changes to the patent laws, such as those resulting from the America Invents Act, as well as developments in case law.

It is critical that your patent attorney understands your business. Members of the Saul Ewing Patent Services team have patent procurement and industry/career experience in a wide range of technological fields including:

  • Biology/Biotechnology
  • Chemical, Biochemical & Pharmaceutical
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical & Telecommunications
  • Computer Hardware/Software/Internet
  • Medical Device

Corporate IP Training

Saul Ewing's Patent Services team seeks to educate clients concerning intellectual property law and trends. We routinely host training sessions for clients and their managers and staff. The firm's technological resources allow us to host webinar presentations, which we can tailor to address specific intellectual property or business needs of our clients and their industries, as well as more traditional in-house training where appropriate.

Recognition

The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists:

Trade Groups & Associations