Firm Awarded 10-Year Contracts for Biotechnology and Mechanical Engineering Innovations
Mintz is pleased to share that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the firm contracts to provide patent-legal services for two of its technology areas, Biotechnology and Mechanical Engineering. Mintz is among a short list of firms to be awarded 10-year contracts with the NIH after a rigorous selection process.
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is recognized as the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
“We are honored to be awarded these contracts from such an established medical research organization to help improve the health and lives of people across the nation,” said Michael Renaud, Member and Chair of the Intellectual Property Division at Mintz. “With a detailed selection process, we look forward to continue to showcase our nationally-recognized patent expertise for the NIH over the next decade.”
Pete Corless, a Member in Mintz’s Intellectual Property Practice and a leader in the firm’s patent prosecution practice, will lead the team advising the NIH. Mr. Corless said: “I’ve worked with the NIH under prior contracts and am thrilled to have our team selected to work with them. Researchers at the NIH are at the forefront of creating critical therapies and diagnostics, and we look forward to helping them protect their valuable innovations.”
The Mintz IP team consists of more than 135 attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors, among whom 90 handle patent prosecution in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, automotive, data analytics, and many more technology-driven industries. More than 40 of the firm’s patent professionals hold PhDs in a spectrum of technical fields, including computer science, electrical engineering, biology, organic chemistry, and more.