Attorneys Who Represent This Area

Chemistry & Pharmaceutical

Attorneys in the Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Practice Group at Andrus serve a variety of pharmaceutical and chemical industries including medical, agricultural, veterinary, food processing, consumer products, cosmetics, paper industry, research tool and alternative energy technologies. We represent a diverse clientele, including 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.

Members of our team have relevant technical experience in academic, clinical, industrial and research settings, and have earned advanced degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry. We have taught courses at major universities, and authored legal and scientific publications. 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:

  • small molecule pharmaceuticals,
  • polymers,
  • research tools including fluorophores,
  • imaging agents,
  • separation and purification methods and products,
  • drug delivery,
  • treatment of diseases such as bone, skin, autoimmune, immunodeficiency and hyperproliferative diseases,
  • adhesives,
  • catalysts,
  • lignins,
  • lubricants,
  • topical disinfectants,
  • detergent formulations,
  • pest attractants and repellants, pesticides, herbicides, and agricultural methods,
  • food and beverage manufacture and products, and
  • chemical processing.

In addition to Chemistry/Pharmaceutical patents, our attorneys in the Group handle matters involving other aspects of intellectual property. For more information regarding specific areas, please visit the Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Client Counseling, Transactions and Litigation pages.