Chemicals: Industrial Chemistry & Materials and Material Science Winning Formula

The unique rules and competitive landscape of the chemistry and life sciences industry requires astute legal counsel capable of tackling industry-specific challenges, while capitalizing on potential opportunities. Kilpatrick Townsend offers chemistry and life sciences clients everything they need to bring their ideas and technology from conception to commercialization. Our internationally-recognized practice provides proactive counsel and cutting-edge legal solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government and private research organizations, academic medical centers, and CROs/SROs of all sizes — from growth to middle market to large publicly-held corporations. Attorneys across our intellectual property, corporate, and litigation sectors work collaboratively to maximize our clients’ R&D investments, while securing the fruits of their research and protecting their brands.

For the chemical industry, innovation is an essential element for growth and new product development. Our patent professionals have a wide range of experience protecting new products and new technologies. Many of our chemistry and chemistry engineering patent professionals have direct work experience in the chemical industry, including agricultural chemicals. Many of our highly skilled patent lawyers have graduate degrees in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and chemical engineering. With our extensive research and technical backgrounds, transactional experience, and history of successfully representing clients in these fields, we can foresee and handle the legal and business issues that arise in the chemical industry.

Areas of specialized expertise include:

  • Adhesives
  • Catalyst compositions
  • Consumer products
  • Doping agents
  • Dyes and pigments
  • Elastomers
  • Emulsions and gels
  • Extraction processes
  • Foodstuffs
  • Inks
  • Natural and synthetic rubber compositions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Organic compounds and their intermediates
  • Pharmaceutical, herbicidal, and other bioactive compounds and processes
  • Polymers

Industrial Chemistry

Kilpatrick patent lawyers assist clients in securing, protecting, and managing IP in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Our chemistry expertise is a hallmark of our patent practice and the cornerstone of our excellence in traditional chemistry and chemical-related disciplines.

Materials and Material Science

Our material science and engineering knowledge places us at the forefront of the industry. We represent and have represented global leaders in material science-related fields in procuring patent assets (domestic and foreign), asserting IP assets against competitors throughout the world, and defending against infringement threats throughout courts and agencies across the world.

Many of our highly skilled patent lawyers and staff have graduate degrees in materials science and engineering, inorganic chemistry, and chemical engineering. With our extensive research and technical backgrounds, transactional experience, and history of successfully representing clients in these fields, we can provide comprehensive services that address our clients’ legal and business issues.


Global Opportunities

Our attorneys work with U.S. clients throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as international clients doing business in the U.S. on transactions totaling billions of dollars. We provide a broad range of transactional, corporate, commercial, finance, and intellectual property-related legal services, while developing national and cross-border strategies from negotiations to closure. When necessary, our acclaimed prosecutors and litigators step in to enforce our clients’ legal rights or defend against allegations in U.S. federal and state trial and appellant courts, the USPTO, and in arbitration forums throughout the world.

Focus Areas

  • Venture Capital & Corporate Finance
  • Securities & Public Offerings
  • Privacy & Security
  • Outsourcing
  • Licensing, Development & Distribution
  • Complex Commercial Transactions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances & Spinoffs
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor & Employment & Employee Benefits
  • Tax Structures


What It Takes

To ensure we deliver the highest quality of service, Kilpatrick Townsend assembles a broad range of legal and scientific talent, many of whom possess advance degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and technology. We fully understand the constantly-evolving legal and technical landscape surrounding the chemistry and life sciences industry, and know what it takes to build, support, and protect our clients’ assets by finding the best, most efficient, and innovative solutions to their legal needs. As such, we work effectively and efficiently across all areas of chemistry and life science, including genetics, diagnostics, therapeutics, medical composition, treatments and delivery, and bioinformation.

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