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Intellectual Property Practice

Amin Hallihan - PatentsOur attorneys seek to craft patent applications that look beyond mere patentability to meaningful enforceability when tested in litigation or in other contexts. Our team is experienced in foods, drugs, medical devices, telecommunications, biotechnology, human and animal health and computer technology, providing our clients with patent advice and representation fully sensitive and responsive to particular business and regulatory contexts. Our firm also advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on the complex inter-relationships between patent law and food and drug law.

Our Patent Services Include:

  • Analyzing patentability for new technologies
  • Preparing and filing of United States and foreign patent applications
  • U.S. and International patent searches: Pre-examination searches, State of Art searches, Infringement searches
  • Providing Freedom-to-Operate, Non-Infringement, and Invalidity/Validity Opinion Letters
  • Counseling on Hatch-Waxman issues pertaining to branded and generic drug products including non-patent exclusivity periods for new drugs, patent term extensions and expedited FDA approval processes
  • Strategic IP Counseling: Infringement risk analysis, Mitigation strategies, Patent-Design-Around Counseling, Maintenance and review of IP Portfolios
  • Assistance in Patent Proceedings: Patent re-examination, Interference, Public-use, Infringement
  • Patent maintenance: Ownership assignment, Payment of USPTO fees, Update of On Record Information
  • Providing counseling on and assistance in International Trade Commission (ITC) matters including proceedings initiated under Section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act
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