Message from the President
What makes intellectual property law so interesting? Without question, you, our clients.
You continue to challenge us with novel technology and legal issues. And together with you, we endeavor to meet that challenge. Whether it is the rapid advance in technology or the inability of the law to keep up with it, we value the opportunity to help you obtain answers.
Our firm is now in its 120th year. Not many firms can say that. But we understand it is the trust our clients have placed in us – and our ability to satisfy their needs – that brought us to this point.
We are keenly aware of the pace at which technology, and particularly biotechnology, computer science and telecommunications, is advancing, and the dynamic business conditions this generates. We see every day how the law struggles to keep pace. The Supreme Court wrestles again with the basic question of what is patentable, and the legislature amends the patent law, attempting to bring it in line with the world of the 21st century.
There are some clear answers and many more questions. Our 100 professionals, many with advanced degrees in science and engineering, strive to provide solid guidance, not just in patent law, but also in the areas of trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and related matters. With the addition of our latest office in the San Francisco Bay area, adding to our Chicago, Washington DC and Frankfurt locations, we think we are well situated to serve our clients efficiently and conveniently.
President - Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.