Our Chemical & Materials Technologies Group has experience 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

Our clients include top academic and research institutions such as Harvard University and MIT, as well as leading technology development companies in medical devices (DEKA), medical diagnostics (OPKO Diagnostics), high-energy battery systems (Sion Power), clean technology (Gradiant) and solid state lighting (Luminus Devices), to name a few. Our clients also include a start-up company that has successfully exited through an initial public offering (Quanterix). They call on us to protect their most valuable cutting-edge technologies, such as point-of-care medical diagnostics, new battery chemistries that deliver higher power, processes for forming biodegradable compositions, light-emitting device designs that enhance light emission and single-molecule detection.

BROAD RANGE OF IP SERVICES

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.

  • We counselled a medical diagnostics client from early-state start-up, through venture financing, exit and integration with the acquirer.
  • For a developer of a microchip-based implant for drug delivery applications, we performed a detailed study of the company’s portfolio and the surrounding patent landscape—identifying several opportunities where there was significant commercial potential and little competitor activity. Based on our findings, our client expanded a number of its research programs to capitalize on this “white space.”
  • We secured broad patent portfolio protection related to coffee extraction technology and liquid coffee extracts—a key asset facilitating the acquisition of our client by a multinational food company.
  • We manage IP for a company developing topical formulations, and oversaw the licensing of the IP to a major pharmaceutical company in a deal that was valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • We manage a complex portfolio of closely-related patent families in the microfluidics space on behalf of a leading research university. There are over 70 different patent families with six different licensees, and several new start-up companies planned for various portions of the portfolio.
  • On behalf of a water services company, we filed a third-party submission in the patent application of a competitor pursuing claims that would create potential freedom to operate issues for our client. The third-party submission led to a final rejection of the claims concerned, and to amendment of the claims by the applicant so as to eliminate the freedom to operate issues.
  • On behalf of a developer and manufacturer of high-performance LEDs, we drafted and prosecuted a portfolio of patents in the display space that was sold to a technology licensing company.
  • We represent the world’s largest supplier of displays to the e-book industry in ongoing patent litigation, including a large case we won in the District of Delaware that was affirmed at the Federal Circuit. The plaintiffs sought damages on billions of dollars in e-reader sales.

Representative Clients

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - public sector agency in Singapore that develops innovative technologies and supports R&D aligned to areas of competitive advantage and national needs
  • AgNovos Healthcare - manufacturer of bone graft and bone cement materials
  • Cambridge Display Technology Limited - developer of polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) display technology
  • CESI Chemical, Inc. - developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty chemicals used in oil and gas well cementing, stimulation, drilling, and production treatment (subsidiary of Flotek Industries, Inc.)
  • Davol Inc. - medical device company focused on soft tissue reconstruction, including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants (subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.)
  • DEKA Research & Development Corporation - research and development company founded by entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen
  • E Ink Corporation - developer of electronic paper displays (EPD), founded as a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab
  • FastCap Systems Corporation - company that develops and commercializes energy storage devices for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Flotek Industries Inc. - global supplier of drilling and production products and services to the energy and mining industries
  • Formlabs Inc. - 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer.
  • Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) - nonprofit applied research and development laboratory commercializing clean energy technologies
  • Gradiant Corporation - water services company that offers solutions for oil and gas and water-critical industrial applications
  • Greene Lyon Group, Inc. - developer and licensor of technologies focused primarily on recycling precious metals from scrap materials and industrial by-products
  • Harvard University & Medical School - Harvard's Office of Technology Development is responsible for managing its intellectual property assets for the public good
  • Lumicell Inc. - developer and marketer of image-guided cancer surgery solutions
  • Luminus Devices, Inc. - LED manufacturer
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT's Technology Licensing Office manages commercial investment in and licensing of inventions and discoveries from research at MIT and Lincoln Laboratory
  • Moderna Therapeutics - pharmaceutical company focused on messenger RNA (mRNA)
  • National Nonwovens - innovative nonwoven textile materials for a variety of applications, including medical and aerospace
  • OPKO Diagnostics, LLC - division of OPKO Health, Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostic company
  • Quanterix Corporation - developer of tools in high definition diagnostics
  • Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. - research business unit of Dynasil Corporation of America focusing on security, medical and industrial applications
  • Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc. - early stage, venture-backed company developing health monitoring products
  • Sion Power Corporation - developer of high-energy rechargeable battery technology
  • Sony Corporation - manufacturer of audio, home video game consoles, communications, and key device and information technology products
  • T+ink - develops and delivers “thinking ink” technology applications
  • Trexel, Inc. - provider of MuCell® microcellular foam technology for injection molding
  • Trelleborg AB - producer of engineered heat-sealable polyurethane coated fabrics and composites for manufacturers
  • Xcede Technologies - developer and manufacturer of innovative hemostatic and sealant products for surgical applications
  • Xtalic Corporation - producer of nanostructured metal alloys for connector, PCB, and emerging applications

Our Chemical & Materials Technologies Group has experience 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

Our clients include top academic and research institutions such as Harvard University and MIT, as well as leading technology development companies in medical devices (DEKA), medical diagnostics (OPKO Diagnostics), high-energy battery systems (Sion Power), clean technology (Gradiant) and solid state lighting (Luminus Devices), to name a few. Our clients also include a start-up company that has successfully exited through an initial public offering (Quanterix). They call on us to protect their most valuable cutting-edge technologies, such as point-of-care medical diagnostics, new battery chemistries that deliver higher power, processes for forming biodegradable compositions, light-emitting device designs that enhance light emission and single-molecule detection.

BROAD RANGE OF IP SERVICES

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.

  • We counselled a medical diagnostics client from early-state start-up, through venture financing, exit and integration with the acquirer.
  • For a developer of a microchip-based implant for drug delivery applications, we performed a detailed study of the company’s portfolio and the surrounding patent landscape—identifying several opportunities where there was significant commercial potential and little competitor activity. Based on our findings, our client expanded a number of its research programs to capitalize on this “white space.”
  • We secured broad patent portfolio protection related to coffee extraction technology and liquid coffee extracts—a key asset facilitating the acquisition of our client by a multinational food company.
  • We manage IP for a company developing topical formulations, and oversaw the licensing of the IP to a major pharmaceutical company in a deal that was valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • We manage a complex portfolio of closely-related patent families in the microfluidics space on behalf of a leading research university. There are over 70 different patent families with six different licensees, and several new start-up companies planned for various portions of the portfolio.
  • On behalf of a water services company, we filed a third-party submission in the patent application of a competitor pursuing claims that would create potential freedom to operate issues for our client. The third-party submission led to a final rejection of the claims concerned, and to amendment of the claims by the applicant so as to eliminate the freedom to operate issues.
  • On behalf of a developer and manufacturer of high-performance LEDs, we drafted and prosecuted a portfolio of patents in the display space that was sold to a technology licensing company.
  • We represent the world’s largest supplier of displays to the e-book industry in ongoing patent litigation, including a large case we won in the District of Delaware that was affirmed at the Federal Circuit. The plaintiffs sought damages on billions of dollars in e-reader sales.

Representative Clients

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - public sector agency in Singapore that develops innovative technologies and supports R&D aligned to areas of competitive advantage and national needs
  • AgNovos Healthcare - manufacturer of bone graft and bone cement materials
  • Cambridge Display Technology Limited - developer of polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) display technology
  • CESI Chemical, Inc. - developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty chemicals used in oil and gas well cementing, stimulation, drilling, and production treatment (subsidiary of Flotek Industries, Inc.)
  • Davol Inc. - medical device company focused on soft tissue reconstruction, including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants (subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.)
  • DEKA Research & Development Corporation - research and development company founded by entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen
  • E Ink Corporation - developer of electronic paper displays (EPD), founded as a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab
  • FastCap Systems Corporation - company that develops and commercializes energy storage devices for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Flotek Industries Inc. - global supplier of drilling and production products and services to the energy and mining industries
  • Formlabs Inc. - 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer.
  • Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) - nonprofit applied research and development laboratory commercializing clean energy technologies
  • Gradiant Corporation - water services company that offers solutions for oil and gas and water-critical industrial applications
  • Greene Lyon Group, Inc. - developer and licensor of technologies focused primarily on recycling precious metals from scrap materials and industrial by-products
  • Harvard University & Medical School - Harvard's Office of Technology Development is responsible for managing its intellectual property assets for the public good
  • Lumicell Inc. - developer and marketer of image-guided cancer surgery solutions
  • Luminus Devices, Inc. - LED manufacturer
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT's Technology Licensing Office manages commercial investment in and licensing of inventions and discoveries from research at MIT and Lincoln Laboratory
  • Moderna Therapeutics - pharmaceutical company focused on messenger RNA (mRNA)
  • National Nonwovens - innovative nonwoven textile materials for a variety of applications, including medical and aerospace
  • OPKO Diagnostics, LLC - division of OPKO Health, Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostic company
  • Quanterix Corporation - developer of tools in high definition diagnostics
  • Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. - research business unit of Dynasil Corporation of America focusing on security, medical and industrial applications
  • Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc. - early stage, venture-backed company developing health monitoring products
  • Sion Power Corporation - developer of high-energy rechargeable battery technology
  • Sony Corporation - manufacturer of audio, home video game consoles, communications, and key device and information technology products
  • T+ink - develops and delivers “thinking ink” technology applications
  • Trexel, Inc. - provider of MuCell® microcellular foam technology for injection molding
  • Trelleborg AB - producer of engineered heat-sealable polyurethane coated fabrics and composites for manufacturers
  • Xcede Technologies - developer and manufacturer of innovative hemostatic and sealant products for surgical applications
  • Xtalic Corporation - producer of nanostructured metal alloys for connector, PCB, and emerging applications