Oblon’s depth and breadth of knowledge of polymers and the polymer industry, coupled with our numerous attorneys who have advanced degrees in chemistry and related disciplines and have intimate knowledge of macromolecular concepts, permit us to effectively counsel our polymer industry clients in a full range of intellectual property matters, including portfolio development, post-grant procedures, litigation, opinions, and providing counseling and assistance in transactional matters, as well as in prosecution of polymer-based patent applications before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). From polycondensation to addition polymers of all types, the world of polymers requires knowledge not only of the various polymerization mechanisms involved, but of the morphology, rheology, molecular weight distribution and polydispersity properties of the final polymer products, and their incorporation in a variety of end uses, from molded products to advanced materials. At Oblon, our understanding of these concepts allows us to more effectively counsel and guide our clients.
Over the years, we have represented many of the world’s largest producers in the polymer field, in Asia, Europe and the United States. Examples include companies, both large and small, in the areas of polyurethanes, polyesters, polyolefins, rubbers, elastomers, and others, and their use in a wide array of end uses such as bottles, containers, molded plastics, and composite and filled materials.