We understand the likelihood of obtaining a chemical or materials science patent in various countries, and we know in which countries it can be very difficult to enforce a patent. We stay up to date not only on changing international patent law, but on the practices of various countries, so we know which kinds of patents are harder to get in various countries. Our goal is to get the best coverage possible for your international patent portfolio.
Faster Patents in Times of Breakthrough
The chemical and materials sciences industry is one in which the standard that new patents are held to is very high. Claims need to be novel and unobvious. Your specification has to be enabling and you need many examples. Our experience patenting thousands of chemical formulations and materials helps us get your patent filed faster and more completely. In an industry where breakthroughs can create a race to the patent office, our experience can put you ahead of your competition.
Working With You in the Experimental Phases
When an inventor has a good idea of a formulation or material, you may need time to come up with the appropriate experimental results. We can file a provisional application and give you time to work on experimentation. We work with you during this process and keep you up to date on the changing patent landscape. As experiments are performed and your material or chemical formulation changes, we’re there to talk about the implications of these changes to your patent and help you understand the most efficient and cost-effective choices to make.
Over 20 SLWIP chemical IP and patents attorneys have their masters and PhD degrees spanning the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, organic chemistry, genetics and other biotechnology fields. They have worked on products and processes including cosmetics, soaps and shampoos; materials science-engineering and testing; and process manufacturing.
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