Looking upstream and downstream to provide valuable business insight

Protecting chemical and materials science innovations requires an in-depth understanding of the underlying technologies balanced with knowledge of the relevant global markets and related legal trends. Our team draws upon a broad range of industry experience—from consulting to field engineering to academia—to help clients of all sizes reach their full commercial potential and achieve their business goals.

We have deep expertise in the water industry, ranging from municipal installations to the treatment of fracking effluent to desalination operations to high purity water production. We work with specialty materials for the semiconductor and electronics industries alongside biomaterials for a wide range of therapeutic applications. We have experience with batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaics, waste-to-energy systems, and other renewable solutions. We also focus on auxiliary innovative aspects at both the system and molecular levels ranging from related process control to membrane polymer technology.

What we do

  • Understand each client’s business and look all along their value chain to deliver comprehensive and forward thinking management of IP assets
  • Product spectrum analysis for freedom to operate and design around counseling
  • Risk mitigation, including non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • Represent clients through due diligence proceedings by prospective investors and purchasers, ranging from cleantech venture funds to industrial conglomerates
  • Evaluate targets for potential licensing or acquisition
  • Transactional work including technology/material transfer and joint development agreements with strategic partners
  • White space investigation and customized IP portfolio development to secure both offensive and defensive positioning
  • Worldwide enforcement

Professionals

Sarah M. Gates

Partner

617-395-7027

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Peter C. Lando

Partner

617-395-7002

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Keith F. Noe

Partner

617-395-7039

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Nicole A. Palmer

Partner

617-395-7009

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Craig R. Smith

Partner

617-395-7081

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Thomas P. McNulty

Counsel

617-395-7040

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Eric P. Carnevale

Associate

617-395-7045

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Gregory K. Gerstenzang

Associate

617-395-7048

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Caroline J. Roush

Associate

617-395-7012

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Amanda V. Cardona

Patent Agent

617-395-7033

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