Kilpatrick Townsend intellectual property attorneys have extensive experience serving the chemical industry. Firm patent attorneys assist clients with securing, protecting and managing intellectual property in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Included among our highly skilled attorneys are many with graduate degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, as well as a former U.S Patent Office Examiner. With our extensive research and technical backgrounds, transactional experience and history of successful representation of clients in these fields, we have the capacity to handle the multitude of legal and business issues that our clients face in conducting business. Our patent attorneys are actively engaged in:

  • Counseling clients on their patent portfolios and developing strategic positions regarding their patents to ensure a competitive edge
  • Drafting and negotiating licenses
  • Rendering patentability, infringement and validity opinions
  • Litigating and enforcing patents
  • Preparing and prosecuting patents in the United States and internationally
  • Appearing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in inter partes proceedings
  • Obtaining regulatory approval
  • Conducting due diligence reviews for corporate mergers and acquisitions

Our attorneys have experience with a variety of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies. Representative areas include:

  • Adhesives
  • Biological and chemical assays
  • Catalyst compositions
  • Chemical processes
  • Consumer products
  • Doping agents
  • Drug delivery systems, including capsules, tablets and gels
  • Dyes and pigments
  • Elastomers
  • Extraction processes
  • Food stuffs
  • Immunosuppressant agents
  • Inks
  • Lithographic compositions, systems and processes
  • Methods of treatment for atopic dermatitis, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, endometriosis, immune disorders, inflammatory disorders, influenza and menopause
  • Natural and synthetic rubber compositions
  • Organic compounds and their intermediates
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pharmaceutical, herbicidal and other bioactive compounds and processes
  • Polymers
  • Stain resistant and water repellent compositions
  • Technical and engineering ceramics and glass compositions
  • Water treatment compositions
  • Wood preservative and fire retardant compositions


Experience Highlights

Matsuura, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Represented DuPont in "settlement fraud" case alleging federal RICO, fraud and other state law claims arising out of DuPont's alleged fraudulent more
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more
Employment litigation alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for a chemical manufacturer
Represented a chemical manufacturer in lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation, culminating in her more
OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more

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