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Lathrop Gage’s patent attorneys and agents are adept at securing patent rights for our clients’ ideas and innovations. We offer both legal and scientific acumen; members of our patent team have academic degrees and business experience in a wide array of fields, including biotechnology, mechanical engineering, medical science, manufacturing, chemistry, electrical engineering and circuitry, computer software and hardware, optics and petroleum engineering. 

Lathrop Gage has the capacity to serve large institutional clients and the personal service and diverse technical expertise to serve inventors, universities and startup organizations. Among our recent patent prosecution successes: electrical devices and circuits, biotechnology, manufacturing methods, optical devices, computer hardware and software, household appliances, medical devices, drugs, chemical compounds, global positioning systems and management systems.

In addition, we strategically evaluate patents, recommend and implement worldwide strategies for patent prosecution, and help clients make innovative products that do not infringe the patents of others.

Representative Experience:

  • Secured a portfolio of fundamental patents related to the Nobel Prize-winning RNA interference (RNAi) technology of a top research-oriented medical school.
  • Obtained patent for instrumentation that analyzes, counts and characterizes particles through the use of optical technologies.
  • Serve as primary outside intellectual property counsel for an agricultural trade association, for whom we obtain patents and provide advice related to a variety of chemical and biotechnology inventions based on enhanced soy products.
  • Counsel a university on patent prosecution matters and research agreements regarding a new treatment for muscular dystrophy.

Inter Partes

IPRs replace the old inter partes reexaminations and offer a valuable and powerful tool for challenging patent validity. To learn more about Lathrop Gage's IPR experience, visit the 
Inter Partes Review  page

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