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Patent Prosecution

Our Patent Prosecution team—composed of experienced intellectual property lawyers and skilled litigators—works hand-in-hand with our clients to develop strategies to identify, secure and license domestic and worldwide patent rights for their innovations and discoveries. We also provide competitive patent assessments to meet our clients' needs.

We prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications across a broad spectrum of technologies, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, e-commerce and business methods, computer hardware and software, electrical and electronic components, mechanical devices, and components of any complexity.

Working closely with our firm's litigators, we stand ready to help you enforce your patent rights against infringers and defend them against assertions of infringement, using our extensive experience to develop a comprehensive pre-litigation strategy and assist with any necessary litigation. Teaming with our litigation staff, we defend our clients rights before the Federal Courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. International Trade Commission.

Teaming with our corporate lawyers, we help our clients develop innovative licensing agreements, strategic alliances, collaborations and mergers to help exploit their patents and maximize the value of their IP assets.

We have found that the business and legal issues involving patent matters frequently require the input of legal professionals with litigation, finance, M&A, business, franchising, tax, regulatory, and/or other specialized skills. At Wiggin and Dana, our patent attorneys are free to call upon over 130 attorneys at the firm with experience in these diverse areas.

For all of its new clients, Wiggin and Dana freely and gladly invests its own time to become familiar with the client's patent portfolio, as well as its other intellectual property assets and competitive concerns, in order to enable the client to engage our firm with as little disruption and cost as possible. In addition, our patent attorneys stay current on cutting-edge issues and trends by active involvement in many industry and legal organizations, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), The New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), as well as relevant sections of the International, American, Federal Circuit, and Connecticut Bar Associations. In fact, one of our attorneys served as NYIPLA's President.