Chemistry & Biology

Attorneys in the Chemistry and Biology Practice Group at Andrus serve a variety of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries including medical, agricultural, horticultural, veterinary, food processing, consumer products, cosmetics, paper industry, nutritional supplement manufacturing and green technologies. We meet the diverse needs of established companies, start-ups, research institutions and universities.

Our attorneys have experience evaluating all aspects of proprietary technology such as performing due diligence, patent validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Additionally, we have extensive experience acquiring and enforcing patent rights worldwide and negotiating licenses and technology transfers.

Our technical and legal experience enables us to provide strategic portfolio management and counseling to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives.

We have experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications covering a variety of technologies, including:

  • polymers,
  • imaging agents,
  • separation and purification methods and products,
  • adhesives,
  • catalysts,
  • lignins,
  • lubricants,
  • topical disinfectants,
  • detergent formulations,
  • pest attractants and repellants, pesticides, herbicides, and agricultural methods,
  • food and beverage manufacture and products, 
  • chemical processing,
  • diagnostic methods including genomic or proteomic markers predictive of disease,
  • research tools including cloning vectors, expression constructs, biomolecular assays and PCR methods,
  • fluorescent and luminescent proteins,
  • biosensors,
  • probiotics, 
  • biofuels,
  • bioremediation,
  • agricultural methods, and
  • bioprocess engineering.