Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale, a technology based upon recognized scientific disciplines and material science fabrication techniques where individual molecules and even atoms can be arranged into precise structures. As a field and area for product development, nanotechnology includes numerous scientific disciplines, including microfabrication, molecular biology, organic chemistry, semiconductor physics and surface science.

As the technology may be used to generate new materials and devices with an enormous range of applications, including biomaterials, electronics, energy and medicine, so is the complexity of the legal framework to secure, protect, license transfer and enforce IP rights in the technology. With its talented pool of counsel with advanced degrees and industry experience, and patent strategy and counseling talent second to none, IPLL is strongly qualified for the nanotechnology industry. A few areas of our expertise include preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. and foreign patent offices, conducting interferences, Ex parte reexaminations and Inter partes reviews, structuring high technology and licensing ventures, partnerships and transactions, and representing plaintiff-side and defendant-side arbitration, mediation and litigation for complex patents.

Our related practice areas include:

• Banking and Finance
• Licensing and IP Transactions
• Life Sciences
• Patents
• Patent Litigation
• Post-Grant Proceedings
• Intellectual Property Litigation
• Strategic IP Counseling