Kilpatrick Townsend intellectual property attorneys have extensive experience serving the chemical industry. Firm patent attorneys assist clients with securing, protecting and managing intellectual property in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Included among our highly skilled attorneys are many with graduate degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, as well as a former U.S Patent Office Examiner. With our extensive research and technical backgrounds, transactional experience and history of successful representation of clients in these fields, we have the capacity to handle the multitude of legal and business issues that our clients face in conducting business. Our patent attorneys are actively engaged in:

  • Counseling clients on their patent portfolios and developing strategic positions regarding their patents to ensure a competitive edge
  • Drafting and negotiating licenses
  • Rendering patentability, infringement and validity opinions
  • Litigating and enforcing patents
  • Preparing and prosecuting patents in the United States and internationally
  • Appearing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in inter partes proceedings
  • Obtaining regulatory approval
  • Conducting due diligence reviews for corporate mergers and acquisitions

Our attorneys have experience with a variety of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies. Representative areas include:

  • Adhesives
  • Biological and chemical assays
  • Catalyst compositions
  • Chemical processes
  • Consumer products
  • Doping agents
  • Drug delivery systems, including capsules, tablets and gels
  • Dyes and pigments
  • Elastomers
  • Extraction processes
  • Food stuffs
  • Immunosuppressant agents
  • Inks
  • Lithographic compositions, systems and processes
  • Methods of treatment for atopic dermatitis, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, endometriosis, immune disorders, inflammatory disorders, influenza and menopause
  • Natural and synthetic rubber compositions
  • Organic compounds and their intermediates
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pharmaceutical, herbicidal and other bioactive compounds and processes
  • Polymers
  • Stain resistant and water repellent compositions
  • Technical and engineering ceramics and glass compositions
  • Water treatment compositions
  • Wood preservative and fire retardant compositions


Experience Highlights

Employment litigation alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for a chemical manufacturer
Represented a chemical manufacturer in lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation, culminating in her more
Asbestos settlement trust for The Celotex Corporation
Represented the Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust established pursuant to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for The Celotex Corporation to more
Insurance litigation for largest U.S. privately-owned apparel company
Represented the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage case arising out of former dry-cleaning more
Intellectual property litigation and counseling services for a major world chemical producer
Represent a Fortune 500 company and major world producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, by providing a full range of intellectual more

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