Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. Intellectual Property Law

Patents

At Leydig, Voit & Mayer, our patent prosecution standards are exacting. We recognize that the patent itself is the most critical document in patent enforcement and valuation, and we work diligently to obtain the best possible protection for each of our clients’ inventions. While quality is paramount, Leydig also consistently ranks among the top performers for number of patents prosecuted on behalf of clients worldwide.

As in all aspects of our practice, the scope of our patent law services is as varied as is the needs of our clients. Our patent lawyers and agents serve corporate clients large and small, and we also count leading research universities, government institutions, and even individuals among our many patent clients.

We have considerable experience working with leading companies of every major industry in developing and implementing often complex patent strategies, which protect key aspects of our clients’ businesses on a global scale. Other clients seek our services in drafting and prosecuting individual patent applications, and our professionals work directly with such clients to ensure that a strong patent results from our efforts. However large or small our clients’ patent needs may be, Leydig is prepared to advise and implement the right plan.

Our patent professional team has a depth of technical talent that we think is second to none. Our patent attorneys and agents hold advanced technical degrees and have distinguished academic credentials. Many Leydig patent professionals have years of technical experience working in industry as well.

Our team’s technical talent is not only deep, but is as broad as the many industries of our clients. Leydig's patent lawyers and agents are also computer scientists, chemists, engineers, molecular biologists, and medical doctors. We serve the patent needs of leaders in every major industry: from heavy machinery to nanotechnology, from software to biotechnology, from consumer electronics to chemistry, from farming to pharmaceuticals.

Our professional team also is legally adept. We are able to draw on our legal expertise to secure first-rate patent protection for our clients. Leydig is involved in all phases of patent prosecution, including reissuance and re-examination. We successfully leverage our legal skills not only to help our clients acquire patents but also in preventing their competitors from inappropriately gaining blocking patent positions. To this end, Leydig regularly participates in inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has developed particular expertise with interferences. Similarly, we are experienced with opposition proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. Our team also includes accomplished litigators, and we effectively employ the U.S. Federal court system to enforce our clients’ patents and protect our client’s business interests.

We provide our patent services to our clients worldwide in all technical areas. For international services, Leydig has cultivated an extensive international network of foreign associates, which allows us to quickly and efficiently prepare and prosecute patent applications throughout the world, while remaining up-to-date on the changes in patent law in every country.