Chemistry & Materials Science


Science-minded, business-focused

Protecting innovations in the chemical and materials sciences is a complex undertaking. You need an IP legal team that operates at the intersection of science and law.

Clark+Elbing understands that bringing new scientific breakthroughs to market requires a thoughtful, long-term strategy to succeed. With a combination of legal and scientific expertise and practical business insight, we take a comprehensive approach to protecting your IP rights in this highly specialized sector.

From entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, clients turn to us for matters involving:

  • Domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Patent life cycle management
  • Patent due diligence in corporate and capital funding transactions
  • Licensing agreements
  • Patentability and freedom-to-operate investigations
  • Inventorship analysis
  • White space analysis
  • Post-grant proceedings

Proven formula to protect your innovation

Your drug or material may be experimental, but your IP strategy shouldn’t be. Our firm has a long history of synthesizing and executing highly effective IP strategies that safeguard pharmaceuticals and other chemical and materials science-based innovations. We understand the underlying technologies involved in chemical and materials sciences and advise on the best legal practices to protect them. We have experience with a wide array of chemistry and materials experience including:

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical processes
  • Coatings
  • Cosmetics
  • Drug formulations
  • Electronics and semiconductor materials
  • Food processing and nutraceuticals
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics and polymer science
  • Repurposed drugs