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K&L Gates and several of its IP lawyers have been named to World Trademark Review’s guide of the leading trademark practices and professionals.

K&L Gates has more than 200 lawyers, including approximately 100 registered patent lawyers, agents, and technology specialists with technical or advanced science degrees – nearly 20 with Ph.D.s – who devote their practices to helping clients establish, enforce, and leverage their intellectual property rights worldwide.

Our IP lawyers seamlessly work for our clients in creating, developing, and leveraging patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other rights to protect intellectual property assets as valuable business assets.

  • Our patent lawyers practice in virtually every technical field imaginable. In 2016, we filed nearly 3,000 patent applications worldwide. 
  • Our trademark lawyers filed over 2,250 trademarks in 2016, and our firm is recognized by industry surveys as among the top trademark counseling firms in the United States. We register trademarks and service marks in many countries and regions as part of our global trademark management for numerous clients. 
  • Our copyright lawyers advise clients regarding the acquisition, sale, and licensing of copyrighted works, and all types of development, licensing, and distribution transactions.

We advise clients how best to protect their intellectual property. We also counsel clients on infringement and validity opinions regarding intellectual property. In addition, we help clients acquire intellectual property from third parties, including necessary due diligence, patent portfolio evaluation, and IP valuation.

Please visit our blog, IP Law Watch, for analysis and developments in all areas of IP.

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Patent and Trademark Portfolio Management
We have counseled a medical products and services company that focuses on critical therapies for life-threatening conditions on its patent portfolio for over a decade. In that time, we have handled over 3,000 related patent matters. We have over 300 pending U.S. patent applications and are responsible for over 300 patents issuing to the client. In addition, we have handled approximately 1,500 non-U.S. patent applications. Our work includes representing the client in a variety of patent litigation matters as well.
We handle trademark searching and clearance for an international confectionery in the United States and coordinate worldwide trademark searching and clearance for its iconic brands in more than 70 countries. The firm manages a particularly high volume of trademark searching and clearance on a global basis.
K&L Gates serves as counsel to an international manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets for its U.S.-based patent needs. We have handled approximately 2,000 patent applications covering a wide range of technology, including electrical and chemical/material-related technologies.
K&L Gates served as patent counsel in the $700 million sale of a university’s worldwide royalty interest in a drug that treats two forms of nerve pain and fibromyalgia. It was the largest monetization of a royalty stream for a pharmaceutical product at the time. Our work included due diligence, analysis of both U.S. and foreign patent protection, and related issues such as patent status, scope of protection, validity, enforceability, maintenance fees, assignments, inventorship, and patent term.
K&L Gates handles all of the patent prosecution relating to fault tolerant computing and virtualization for a leading manufacturer of servers and data storage equipment. We also counsel the company in acquisitions, trademarks, and related IP agreements.
Technologies
Chemistry/Polymers/Materials Science. Our patent lawyers have technical backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, metallurgy, materials science, and the biological sciences, and many of our lawyers also have significant industrial experience in the chemical sciences. This combined experience affords them additional insight into the unique intellectual property legal issues that confront businesses in the chemicals and materials science industries.
CleanTech/Alternative Energy. Our patent lawyers are experienced in protecting the proprietary technology of renewable energy companies. Our patent team has technical experience in various alternative energy technologies, including solar, fuel cells, hydrogen fueling stations, and wind power.
Electrical Engineering/Computer Sciences/Software/Business. Methods Our patent lawyers have obtained, enforced, and defended patents directed to individual specialized components, as well as for complete products and systems including apparatus and software. Among our patent lawyers are those with extensive experience counseling clients regarding patent protection for inventions directed to business methods, financial services, and software.
Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices. Our patent lawyers have technical experience in all major life sciences specialties including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, stem cell technology, and cell biology, to name but a few. Many of these lawyers have also been associated with the life sciences industry as scientists at various life sciences companies and academic institutions prior to joining K&L Gates.
Mechanical Engineering. Our patent lawyers have experience in a variety of mechanical technologies ranging from the highly sophisticated to the more traditional. Our clients represent a wide array of disciplines from medical devices and robotics to computer chip manufacture, heavy equipment, and building construction.

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