The Polsinelli Intellectual Property Department is a cross-functional group of attorneys organized to service all of our clients' intellectual property needs in a variety of industries. Our attorneys handle the most complex issues facing technology and high tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods, and any of a variety of other high tech industries.
Polsinelli has one of the largest IP practices in the nation with a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents, scientists and other professionals. We are nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "Best Law Firms" for Patent Law, Trademark Law and Litigation - Intellectual Property. Based on the number of patent applications filed, allowance rate, average number of office actions before allowance and the average time to allowance, we are also ranked among the top 35 patent firms nationwide on Juristat’s Top 100 Patent Firms, 2017. Our department includes respected professionals who have previously served in positions such as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Director of the USPTO, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and as a Mentor in the Global Intellectual Property Academy.
Our specific areas of focus include:
Our attorneys counsel Fortune 500 companies, mid-size public and private companies, start-ups, universities and not-for-profit research institutes on the versatile challenges these various clients face. We partner with our clients to ensure their ideas are adequately protected. Additionally, we gain a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ business so that our IP services work in conjunction with their business focus, ensuring the best possible outcome.
We assist our clients in developing intellectual property strategies, launching websites, raising capital, acquiring and selling technologies and companies, and developing strategic partnerships. We review and prepare a wide range of technology, vendor, and licensing agreements. We protect our clients’ assets through trademarks, copyrights, patents, licensing agreements, privacy policies, litigation, technology development agreements, and trade secret protection.
Collectively, our department holds more than 90 technical degrees. Our IP attorneys are supported by a highly educated team of Patent Agents and Scientists with advanced degrees in areas such as Pharmacology, Molecular Microbiology, Integrative Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biophysics. Our diverse range of previous professional experience includes serving as Chief IP Counsel for two Fortune 50 companies, holding a faculty position within a university’s Department of Biology, working as a consultant for various pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and holding a position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.