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Practice Areas

PictureBiotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical and Chemical
The primary focus of Mendelson IP is in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Chemical arts. Mendelson IP has substantial experience in all aspects of intellectual property relating to these industries, including prosecution, counseling and opinions, due diligence and litigation. The firm’s founding member worked in regulatory affairs before entering the legal profession and has a decade of bench research experience; including a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research. We have worked closely with clients ranging from global Fortune 500 companies in litigation involving their blockbuster drugs, to smaller biotech companies applying for their first patents. The range of technologies we have handled is as broad as the industry itself.

Patent Prosecution
Mendelson IP recognizes that the best and most cost-effective way to obtain a valid and enforceable patent is to get it right the first time, during prosecution. We have extensive experience in managing all aspects of domestic and international patent procurement and work closely with our clients to ensure that the prosecution strategy employed for each patent remains true to the client’s business purpose in seeking protection for the invention.

Prosecution with an eye toward litigation isn’t just a catch phrase at Mendelson IP. We have years of IP litigation experience and know, first hand, what a patent goes through on its way to trial.

We may ask a few more questions than you are used to getting from your outside counsel, but we believe that a greater flow of information between outside counsel and the client results a better, more enforceable patent.

Counseling and Opinions
At Mendelson IP we strive to be not just an attorney, but a counselor in the true meaning of the word.

Mendelson IP provides legal advice and counsel to our clients as they pursue their business objectives, addressing issues of freedom to operate, validity, infringement, patentability, due diligence and life cycle management. We work closely with our clients to manage the scope of each project, with the firm belief that greater communication between outside counsel and client results in a better work product. We make certain we understand how each project fits in with the client’s’ business goals, to ensure that final products not only answers the questions asked, but also provide the information that needs to be known. When issues do arise, we work with our clients and apply our scientific knowledge and understanding of the industry, together with our legal skills, to help identify creative solutions.

We have worked with clients on projects ranging from managing the all the U.S. freedom to operate issues on the first major collaboration between big pharma and a biotech company, to opining on the scope and validity of a single claim of a competitor’s patent.

Whether you are assessing the IP portfolio of a potential business partner, seeking advice on freedom to operate, or seeking an opinion on a competitor’s patent, Mendelson IP can provide you with cost-effective assistance in the matter.

Intellectual Property Litigation