Chemical & Materials Technologies

Group at a Glance

  • 17 members
  • 16 members have doctorate degrees
  • Members' backgrounds include: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Bioengineering, and Chemical Biology

What Matters to Our Clients

Breadth of Expertise

Our CMT Group has a rare combination of technical depth and breadth of experience, with expertise in virtually all areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. All group members have advanced degrees from top universities including MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. Our clients turn to us with confidence for strategic advice on their IP needs knowing we have a complete understanding of their technology and communicate easily with their inventors and scientists.

Superlative Service

Our clients appreciate the fact that our service is a distinctive blend of high quality and sophisticated advice coupled with flexibility, responsiveness, and personal attention. World class scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, as well as industry and technology leaders look to members of our CMT Group for guidance in acquiring and protecting their intellectual property. Our clients cover the spectrum of the chemical and materials technologies from large, established companies and major universities to early stages companies. 

The group provides a full range of IP services including: patent preparation and prosecution, opinions and studies related to infringement and patentability, licensing, IP due diligence, interferences, oppositions, litigation, trademarks, and strategic counseling. In order to provide our clients with support on IP issues internationally, we also maintain close working relationships with associates around the world.

Creative Approach

Our members have the drive to look beyond the obvious. They bring novel approaches to protecting our clients’ products and services. We also stay on top of industry developments and take the time to understand our client’s business goals. As a result, our strategies offer the comprehensive protection that gives our clients a competitive advantage.

Areas of Expertise

Examples of our group's areas of expertise include:

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Chemical engineering
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Petrochemical engineering
  • Purification & separation technologies
  • Unit operation design & chemical reactors
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Food product testing
  • Imaging agents
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Organometallics
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Sensors
Energy storage technologies
  • Batteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Supercapacitors
Materials technologies
  • Ceramics
  • Coatings & thin films
  • Displays
  • Materials processing
  • MEMS
  • Metallurgy
  • Microfabrication
  • Microfluidics
  • Polymers & polymer processing
  • Semiconductor materials & processing
  • Solid state lighting
  • Textiles
Medical devices & technologies
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Drug screening analysis methods
  • Medical imaging
  • Tissue engineering
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Representative Group Clients
  • Brown University
  • C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Davol, Inc.
  • DEKA Research & Development Corporation
  • Harvard University & Medical School
  • Luminus Devices, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Primet Precision Materials
  • Ranier Technology
  • rEVO Biologics
  • Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
  • Sion Power Corporation
  • Trexel, Inc.
  • Yale University
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January 30, 2014 - "Intellectual Property for Startups: Making It Work on a Limited Budget" Webinar - Replay Now Available

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October 18, 2013 - IP ALERT - European Patent Office Reverses Two-Year Deadline on Divisional Applications

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August 2013 - Rainmaker Q&A: Wolf Greenfield's Edward Gates

June 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

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April 10, 2013 - Rob Walat quoted in Mass High Tech

March 22, 2013 - Ed Walsh quoted on "first-inventor-to-file" changes

March 22, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted on the "First-Inventor-to File" system

March 11, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted in Law360 on first-to-file patent system

February 21, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service by Women’s Bar Foundation

February 12, 2013 - Deadline approaches for patent protections

February 5, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Named Elite Trademark Law Firm in World Trademark Report 1000

January 29, 2013 - Preparing for the “First Inventor to File” Transition

January 18, 2013 - Ed Walsh was quoted in a Law360 article on Patent Reform

October 22, 2012 - Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Highlighted in 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

Falana v. Kent State University (1/23/12) - Inventor of a Method May Also Be Inventor of Method’s Novel Compounds

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July 27, 2012 - Chelsea Loughran quoted in Law360 on the new First-To-File rules

June 2012 - Wolf Greenfield Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

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In Re Hyon (5/24/12) - Federal Circuit Clarifies Substantial Evidence Standard on Appeal for Questions of Motivation to Combine

In re MSTG, Inc (4/9/12) - No Settlement Negotiations Privilege

AFT Trust. v. J&L Fiber (4/3/12) - Prosecution History Can Be Used During Claim Construction

Marine Polymer v. HemCon (decided 3/15/12) - Intervening Rights Cannot Be Triggered by Argument Alone in Reexaminations

In re Erik P. Staats and Robin P. Lash (3/5/2012) - Federal Circuit Rejects Restrictions on Broadening Claims in Reissue Applications

In re Google, Inc. (decided 2/6/12) - Substance of Emails Determines Attorney-Client Privilege Protection

January 31, 2012 - Navigating Patent Eligibility for Process Claims

December 2011 - Neil Ferraro Named 2012 Boston Patent Law Association President

January 3, 2012 - Wolf Greenfield Welcomes 2012 Promoting Seven Lawyers to New Positions

November 2011 - America Invents Act: The Implications of Patent Reform

October 12, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield Sponsored MIT Forum Event on October 12

In re Stepan (decided 10/5/11) - BPAI Triggers “New Ground of Rejection” When Changing Statutory Basis of Rejection

September 2011 - America Invents Act – Patent Reform is Finally Here

September 9, 2011 - IP ALERT—Senate Endorses The Long-Awaited Patent Reform

Markem-Imaje Corp. v. Zipher Ltd (decided 9/9/11) - Same Claim Terms Can Have Different Meanings Within Different Limitations

AIA Engineering v Magotteaux (decided 8/31/11) - Federal Circuit Muddies Reissue Application Practice

February 25, 2011 - Managing the Pace of Patent Applications

February 17, 2011 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Managing IP Risks: The Importance of Obtaining Freedom to Operate Guidance - presentation now available

January 1, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield filed 2,749 patent applications and 688 trademark applications in 2010.

December 2010 - Wolf Greenfield was ranked #1 in number of patents filed and number of patent attorneys in Mass High Tech’s annual survey

August 22, 2010 - Hunter Baker, Ed Gates and Chelsea Loughran presented at the American Chemical Society’s Fall National Meeting

August 20, 2010 - BBJ survey ranks Wolf Greenfield #1 in patent attorneys, patents filed and patents obtained

July 7, 2010 - A Wolf Greenfield Webinar: Forecasting the Future of Method Patents Post-Bilski — archived replay of webinar now available

June 28, 2010 - CLIENT ALERT— Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Business Method Patents

June 17, 2010 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Strategically Building and Monetizing a Patent Portfolio - replay now available

October 15, 2009 - CLIENT ALERT — USPTO Rescinds Controversial Rules Restricting Patent Applications

September 24, 2009 - CLIENT ALERT — Federal Circuit Confirms Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods Can be Patentable Subject Matter

May 14, 2009 - Our clients Cambridge NanoTech and E Ink named winners of SBANE’s New England Innovation Awards, and our client Formulatrix named as finalist

March 25, 2009 - CLIENT ALERT — Federal Circuit Decision on Controversial PTO Rules

February 2009 - Maximizing Intellectual Property Value in Tough Economic Times- Seminar replay now available

WHITE PAPER - Energy, Cleantech, and Intellectual Property: Managing Technology Convergence and Protecting Innovation

November 12, 2008 - Navigating Technology Collaborations and Joint Ventures—Wolf Greenfield seminar

February 7, 2008 - An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Intellectual Property Galaxy

March 21, 2007 - Wolf Greenfield Names Oyer President and Managing Partner - Lawyer/Scientist Takes Reins at Boston Intellectual Property Law Firm

March 2007 - Can a Biological Sequence be Copyrighted?

November 2006 - Accelerated Examination of Patent Applications: Too Good To Be True?

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Patents

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Intellectual Property Litigation

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Licensing and Transactions