Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law



Our representation of clients in the chemical industry is both deep and broad. Of our 300 attorneys and patent scientists, dozens hold degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science and many also have advanced degrees and significant industry and research experience.

The research and business interests of our clients span a wide range of chemical and chemical engineering technologies including pharmaceuticals, drug carriers, drug manufacturing, nanomaterials, mining chemicals, advanced composite materials (such as carbon fiber composites), optical materials, fuel cell materials, battery materials and engineered materials.

Our in-depth technical expertise, combined with our proven litigation success, allows our large roster of chemical clients to grow their businesses through a coordinated, comprehensive IP strategy. We are equally adept at assisting both start-ups and large multi-national corporations with a gamut of IP services including domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution; counseling and negotiation regarding licensing and strategic alliances; and all aspects of enforcement litigation.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of the Chemical arts, including:

  • Adhesives
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Products
  • Food Chemistry
  • Fuel Cells & Batteries 
  • Instrumentation
  • Mining Chemicals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Semiconductors
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