Woodcock Washburn represents clients in all aspects of patent procurement. Our clients range from global market leaders to entrepreneurs, and we have acquired unsurpassed knowledge of intellectual property issues affecting a broad range of business decisions.
Protecting valuable intellectual property assets is critical to the continuing success of most commercial entities. Today's markets are driving new strategies for developing and managing intellectual property assets. Recent years have seen important changes in the way organizations use, develop and value intellectual property. Companies are increasingly focused on intellectual property both as a means of securing corporate growth into emerging markets and as a valuation tool in mergers and acquisitions.
Woodcock Washburn attorneys have extensive knowledge of the underlying technology and deep experience in the law of intellectual property. Many have advanced degrees in the sciences or engineering as well as substantial prior work experience in technical or scientific disciplines. We routinely counsel clients on all types of patent matters throughout the world using the assistance of foreign associates. The firm's lawyers advise on the patentability of inventions, prepare and prosecute patent applications, assist in strategic planning and portfolio management, analyze validity and infringement issues, and conduct freedom-to-operate patent searches and due diligence investigations, reexaminations, reissuances and interferences.
Our firm has top legal talent on both coasts, and our annual volume of patent applications and patents awarded makes us one of the largest patent prosecution firms in the United States. We have skills and experience in varied fields such as computer hardware, electronics, enterprise software, graphics software, wireless communications technologies, bioinformatics, biochemistry, organic chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, nanotechnology, optics, and mechanical engineering.
Woodcock Washburn prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications across a wide range of industries, and for organizations that are large and small, public and private, and for profit and nonprofit. And for all of these clients, Woodcock Washburn provides personal service, trusted advice, and has developed longstanding business relationships with many technology leaders, such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Crown Cork and Seal, the University of Pennsylvania, and many more.