Patent Prosecution


We speak your language

At Clark+Elbing, we know that your success depends on the effectiveness of your patent strategy. That’s why we work closely with you, drawing from our deep scientific and legal backgrounds, to help you identify and maximize the commercial value of your invention.

Because we understand science, you don’t need to spend valuable time bringing us up to speed. We have an exceptional ability to communicate with inventors at corporations, universities, and medical centers, and work with you from the very earliest stages of your discoveries. This close collaboration helps us to secure the broadest possible patent coverage for you. Whatever you are patenting, we speak your language.

We advise in all aspects of patent prosecution both in the U.S. and worldwide from receiving an invention disclosure and determining inventorship through obtaining the patent and protecting it through post-grant proceedings. We work with you to maximize the patent term and the patent life cycle for your innovations.

Scientists representing scientists

Nearly all of our professionals were research scientists. Many have doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology. With this strong technical background, we understand the nuances of your technology and can craft a patent strategy that advances your innovation – and your business.

We have worked on patent projects in a broad range of industries, 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