Patent Prosecution & Strategic Counseling
Partnership with Clients Drives Successful Representation
There's more to protecting client innovations than filing and prosecuting patents. Mintz does that well. Exceptionally well, in fact. But our value is most evident when our team works alongside clients to chart the course — using landscape analysis, opinions, and strategic portfolio assessment and analysis to optimize IP programs.
According to the editors of the IAM Patent 1000, “When it comes to building patent portfolios and developing and implementing strategies that maximise their value, Mintz is world class.”Share Awards
Ranked by Patexia among the Most Active Law Firms Overall, in Biotech, and in High-Tech (2023)
IAM Strategy 300
Several Mintz attorneys recognized among “The World’s Leading IP Strategists” (2017-2023)
Best Law Firms 2023
Ranked Nationally for Patent Law “Best Law Firms 2023”
Managing Intellectual Property
Included on Managing Intellectual Property's list of annual “Top Patent Firms”, nine attorneys named “IP Stars” and one named as a recognized practitioner (2021)
Recognized as a Top Firm for patent filings in the USPTO’s TC 1600 for biological and chemical innovations by Juristat (2019, 2020), and identified as #26 for volume of patents issued across all sectors in 2020
PhDs in diverse fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering
Areas of Focus
We approach our patent work with a deep understanding of the industries you compete in. And an appreciation for the strategic advantage that a creative, forward-looking portfolio strategy provides. Working alongside company clients like J&J, Nokia, and Allergan — and academic and research institutions such as MIT, Stanford, and 8 campuses of the University of California — we identify valuable innovations and assess the market for those innovations. Develop strategies to create new patent protections and strengthen existing ones. And help prepare and implement patent processes and procedures.
- Develop portfolio strategies
- Draft, file, and prosecute patents
- Conduct due diligence
- Prepare opinions
- Audit portfolios
- Assess the competitive landscape
We're fortunate to be a patent practice within a full-service law firm that has a reputation for industry-focused knowledge. We work with our colleagues across practices to ensure that clients get advice that meets their business goals and strengthens their competitive positions.
Mintz develops and implements global strategies to protect and leverage clients' patent rights around the world. We'll help you secure maximum protection for your company's inventions in the jurisdictions most important to the success of your business. While we don’t have offices all around the globe, we have strong relationships with lawyers we trust to do great work for our clients — throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania.
Among the fields in which our team holds PhDs are biochemistry, bioinformatics, biomedical sciences, cellular & molecular medicine, computer science, chemistry, developmental biology, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, genetics, immunology, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and organic chemistry.
The Mintz Intellectual Property Team authored the USA Chapter in "Patents 2023", International Comparative Legal Guides' annual publication providing cross-border insight into patent law.