Specialties

Pharmaceuticals

In the highly competitive industry of pharmaceuticals, our clients are meeting the challenge of developing new, innovative, and life-saving medicines. These vital advances in the pharmaceutical community have led to triumphs in the fights against cancer, HIV/AIDS, allergies, diabetes and other potentially devastating diseases and manageable chronic conditions.

Protecting and Advancing Our Clients’ IP Assets

Because patent prosecution is our primary focus, Wenderoth understands the importance of obtaining strong and valid patent protection, particularly in the cutthroat pharmaceutical industry. We understand that new pharmaceutical patents are swiftly subject to invalidity attacks, as generic or competitor companies seek to profit from the new innovations. 

Wenderoth strives to protect assets by helping our clients create a comprehensive strategy for patent protection. Unlike many patent attorneys who divide their practice between litigation, prosecution, licensing and other matters, our attorneys spend their full time practice on patent prosecution. This concentration enables us to efficiently and effectively obtain the strongest and most valuable patents for our clients.

We represent a diverse mix of clients within the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from smaller groups just beginning their research, to the most seasoned and well-known global pharmaceutical companies. Our work with these clients tends to fall within the following areas of focus: 

  • Small molecule compounds
  • Pharmaceutical compositions
  • Methods of treatment
  • Ophthalmic compositions
  • Drug delivery compositions
  • Coating compositions
  • Polymorphs
  • Synthetic preparation
  • Lipid membranes
  • Particle technology
  • Transdermal patches
  • Extracts and methods of use
  • Herbal medicines and methods of use

Experience That Delivers Results

We don't take patent prosecution lightly.  Rather, we believe that having the ability to understand the science, practical application and strategic implication behind the innovations is actually an art form - one at which we happen to excel.

In addition to years of practical experience in the industry, our pharmaceutical group has decades of experience prosecuting applications, both as attorneys representing clients and as former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiners in the pharmaceutical technology center. Focused on prosecuting all types of technologies in the pharmaceutical field, along with our advanced studies in biotechnology, biology, pharmacology and chemical engineering and experience at the National Institutes of Health, we bring diverse knowledge and insight to our clients’ innovations. Our true specialty is helping our clients understand, address and overcome issues which are unique to the prosecution of their pharmaceutical applications.

Our specific experience includes the following:

  • Application drafting and prosecution for domestic and foreign clients
  • Portfolio strategy and management
  • Infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions
  • Appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent term adjustment, extension strategy and analysis
  • Patent term maximization strategy and analysis
  • International prosecution of patent families
  • Post grant review proceedings

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