Patent Opinions


Valuable patent insight and analysis

A patent opinion may be critical to ensure the success of your business. Clark+Elbing is known for working with leading technology innovators, particularly in the fields of life science, chemistry, and devices. We prepare an array of patent opinions:

  • Freedom-to-operate
  • Infringement
  • Inventorship
  • Non-infringement
  • Patentability
  • Validity

Legal assurances for your innovation

Leveraging our technical and legal acumen, we critically review your products and methods against potentially blocking third-party patents and assess the validity and enforceability of those patents. We also prepare non-infringement and invalidity opinions. We further advise clients on how to address potentially infringing activities of their competitors.

We can provide both legal and technical advice on how best to navigate around potentially blocking IP to assist our clients in designing around third party IP and assist clients in understanding how third parties could design around their IP.

We provide these opinions in a variety of technology areas including:

  • Antibodies
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Cell-based therapies
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical and biological reactors
  • Chemical processes
  • Coatings
  • Consumer products
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental devices
  • Devices for improving urogenital and gastrointestinal health
  • Diagnostic devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Dialysis components
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Drug formulations
  • Drug-device combination products
  • Drug-eluting stents
  • EEG headsets
  • Electronics and semiconductor materials
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Food and beverage equipment
  • Food processing
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetically-modified animals
  • Genomics
  • Green/clean energy technology
  • Imaging
  • Immunotherapies
  • Industrial automation and materials processing
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Manufacturing & control systems
  • Manufacturing & packaging
  • Medical device coatings
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiome therapies
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Microfluidics
  • Multiplex assays
  • Nanotechnology
  • Next generation sequencing
  • NMR devices
  • Nucleic acids
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Peptides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant and agricultural technology
  • Plastics and polymer science
  • Proteomics
  • Repurposed drugs
  • Sequencing equipment
  • Stem cell technology
  • Therapeutic methods
  • Ultrasound and thermoacoustic imaging