Intellectual Property

Services Throughout the Patent Life Cycle

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We have nearly 200 attorneys in our IP Department, many holding technical and advanced degrees in a range of industries, including: electronics, high tech, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, computer software, medical devices, specialized chemicals, nanotechnology, financial services, wireless, mechanical and electromechanical, Internet and new media, food, beverage, and consumer products, and green energy technologies. In addition, more than 180 of Foley’s IP attorneys are registered to practice before the USPTO. Of these, more than two dozen have prior experiencing serving at the USPTO as examiners.

With this experience, we have the ability to advise you on the entire life cycle of your IP assets and address the varied issues that arise in a patent infringement case, including licensing and technology transfers; mergers and acquisitions; tax and antitrust implications; e-discovery strategies; and specialized proceedings in the USPTO, such as re-examinations and interferences.