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Chemical and Material Sciences Practice

Cantor Colburn is the #5 firm in the U.S. in 2022 for obtaining utility patents in the Chemical and Materials Engineering technology center.

The attorneys and agents in the Chemical and Material Sciences Practice Group understand that innovation involves not only the science behind it, but also complex legal and business issues. Our team has the scientific skills and the legal and business acumen to partner with our clients to protect and leverage their IP. 

We work for Fortune 100 companies, including some of the largest chemical companies in the world, university technology transfer agencies that are leaders in their fields, government science and research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and small scale and large scale manufacturers and startups engaged in cutting-edge research. We are well versed in an array of technologies represented by these clients, including chemistry, small molecule chemistry, chemical processes, chemical engineering, polymer and material science, polymer synthesis and processing, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, specialty chemicals, ceramics, catalysts, chemical processes, computer-controlled manufacturing and chemical manufacturing plant design.  We have long standing relationships with a number of foreign law firms that enable us to protect our clients’ intellectual property worldwide.

Many members of the practice group have advanced degrees or experience in industry and academia, and have held positions as researchers, consultants, and corporate counsel. The practice supports both domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, counseling, opinion work, transactions and licensing, and litigation.