Because issues surround the specification and arguments supporting patentability are very different from mechanical or electrical patent issues, prosecution of chemical patents requires a unique set of skills.  In addition, understanding how chemical aspects of an invention can enhance mechanical or electrical intellectual properties is also important in protecting your interests. We focus on both the chemical patent issues and their integration into your comprehensive intellectual property portfolio. { J. Scot Wickhem }

Patent activity in chemical processing or manufacturing and applications of chemical technology to non-chemical fields is an area of phenomenal growth, and this unique and specialized practice is one of our strengths. Seager, Tufte & Wickhem (STW) understands that the diverse and intricate nature of chemicals means chemical patents must be written to protect not only compositions of matter where possible, but also commercially important applications for the composition and unique methods of manufacturing the composition.  Additionally, STW strives to obtain patent protection for its clients that encompasses a full range of outcomes that viable competitor variations to the process or application may address.

As we enter new technology frontiers, patent work in the areas of raw material extraction, filtration, distillation, waste treatment and other chemical-related processes becomes even more important.  STW works closely with its clients to provide the best possible strategies for short-term and long-term protection in this evolving field.

Our knowledge of the chemical intellectual property arena covers a broad range of compositions, materials, processes, and industries.  Relevant industry sectors include:

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer, Software, and User Interface Technologies
  • Electromechanical
  • Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Immunology
  • Optics