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Rothwell Figg provides comprehensive IP law counsel regarding owning, monetizing, and safeguarding the unique IP associated with the chemical arts. From food, fuel, and fertilizer to concrete and glass, our team works with clients to determine whether to prepare an application to patent an innovation and throughout the patent application and prosecution process, as well as assists with identifying the broadest possible protection for the asset.

Among our clients are chemists and chemical engineers involved in chemical discoveries at all levels of scientific and technological development, including process optimization, new compounds, new formulations, and new uses for compounds. We represent the scientists, universities, entrepreneurs, and businesses involved in creating chemical compounds, formulations, and processes that make up the most important products on the market today. No matter the size or the complexity of challenge at hand, we deliver IP counsel that combines legal and industry acumen and in-depth education in chemistry and biochemistry—a combination of skills that result in optimal advice and solutions.

We advise on identifying, owning, and monetizing the chemical components of goods that drive an array of industries on a global scale. Our clients are involved in discoveries in many fields including polymers, lubricants, adhesives, alternative fuels, asphalt/concrete, nanoparticles, petroleum products and processes, colors and dyes, and agricultural, health, and beauty products.

In addition to worldwide prosecution support, drafting, and portfolio management, we advise on freedom to use, infringement, validity, patentability, and due diligence for portfolio analysis. We protect trademarks and copyrights to ensure brand protection, including proprietary information for methods or processes, and trade secrets for industrial manufacturers. Because licensing of chemical and material assets can represent a significant source of income for our clients, we advise on licensing and technology agreements.

Our litigators are experienced in defending complex, high-stakes disputes in federal courts across the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and in post-grant proceedings. We draw upon our firmwide and broad technical expertise to advocate for our client’s IP rights and vigorously defend against lawsuits that threaten our client’s technology.



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