Oblon’s chemical practice group leverages chemists, almost all of whom have PhDs and chemical research and development experience, to provide an unmatched level of success in protecting our clients’ most valuable IP assets in the chemical fields. We provide counseling regarding chemical-based inventions and technologies, patent protection services, and IP portfolio development services to some of the largest international companies in the world—from the United States, Japan, Europe, China and elsewhere. Our clients are involved in a range of chemical-related industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, polymers, dyes and pigments, steel, biotech, nanotech, glass, chemical processing, food and beverage products, materials, clean tech, alternative energy technologies, biofuels, medical devices, semiconductors, fibers/textiles/footwear, agricultural technology, coatings, oil and natural gas processing, packaging and films, plastics, specialty and fine chemicals, catalyst technologies, automotive, and liquid crystals.

Our attorneys and scientists counsel clients throughout the patent preparation and prosecution process, providing seamless service from application drafting through prosecution, and offer portfolio development and litigation advice if and when legal challenges arise. We prosecute patents with an eye toward potential legal challenges, and we carefully evaluate the interplay of patents, working to ensure the broadest patent protection possible so that our clients can maintain a competitive edge.