HRFM's Chemical practice group has experience in diverse areas of chemical intellectual property (IP) practice. We regularly draft and prosecute patent applications and prepare opinions concerning patentability, validity, infringement, and enforceability for our clients. Our chemical practitioners also conduct IP due diligence investigations, file reexaminations and reissues, handle interferences, draft license agreements, and provide litigation support.

Our clients have often benefited from our involvement early in the idea formation process where, beginning with initial concepts, we have directed searches, conducted landscape analyses, and identified patentable subject matter to provide direction and focus for further research. We have significant experience developing and maintaining large IP portfolios for our chemical clients, and we recognize the very diverse challenges faced by varied chemical industries.

Our scientific expertise encompasses most areas of chemistry and many of our practitioners have advanced degrees. Our chemical group has experience in the following technological areas:

  • Small molecule therapeutics
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Fiber technology
  • Innovative textiles
  • Resins
  • Chemical processes
  • Pharmaceutical formulations and delivery systems
  • Cosmetics
  • Diagnostics
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Carbon-based nanostructures
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Materials science

He can stop and smell the roses because of an allergy drug we helped patent.

He can stop and smell the roses because of an allergy drug we helped patent.