Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner focuses on strategic patent portfolio planning and management, infringement, validity and clearance investigations, opinions and all phases of intellectual property prosecution practice. This includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, appeals, re-examinations, interferences and foreign oppositions. SLW cooperates with and advises clients' litigation firms regarding their intellectual property litigation. In this fashion, SLW is able to provide its clients with a realistic appraisal of litigation risks and can better fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality corporate IP services available.
The skills of the firm's intellectual patent attorneys span the full gamut of technologies, from genetic engineering to pharmaceutical chemistry, from integrated circuit fabrication to high-speed RF electronics, from database management to parallel processing, from implantable medical devices to robotics, optics and beyond. About thirty of the firm's attorneys work in the electrical arts, about twenty work in the computer software arts, and about fifteen work in the mechanical arts. Approximately fifteen attorneys work in the biotechnology arts, and about ten attorneys work in the chemical arts and material sciences. Some attorneys work in more than one technology sector.
SLW attorneys know what they need to know not only to engage your innovators, but also to build enduring patents and dissect established and emerging technologies. Indeed, the vast majority of SLW attorneys have significant industry experience as engineers and scientists, with nearly half having five or more years of such experience. Additionally, to maintain a legal edge, SLW attorneys meet monthly in large and / or small groups to study and debate the impact of new case law or to discuss the merits of each other's work.
SLW's organization of technically trained attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and client relations specialists can accommodate the specific needs of the corporate sector, as well as educational and non-profit institutions. The broad experience of the SLW team includes biotechnology, chemistry, electromechanics, electronics, mechanics, medical technology / medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software, telecommunications, bioinformatics, polymers and biopolymers, optics, and computer hardware and design. SLW's principal areas of practice include:Areas of Practice