Chemical industry participants must contend with a multitude of challenges, from the need to be safer, cost-effective, and more “green” at the breakneck speed of technological advancement. Leveraging proven business acumen, rigorous scientific training, and knowledge about industry and markets obtained through decades of working with our clients, we help convert bench research into valuable assets with commercial longevity.
McKee, Voorhees & Sease has an exceptional track record of success helping innovators of all sizes – from universities and startups to Fortune 100 companies – protect, defend, and monetize their chemical discoveries. For decades, we have served both industrial- and consumer-focused clients, gaining wide-ranging experience in chemistry’s diverse commercial applications. Our lawyers also devote significant time to industry participation – from holding leadership roles in organizations such as the American Chemical Society to monitoring the latest trends – allowing us to offer clients knowledgeable and concrete legal counsel.
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We aim to build long-lasting, collaborative relationships, starting with evaluating our clients’ goals and the competitive environment. We take a strategic approach to drafting patents, advising as to trademark rights, and licensing agreements, envisioning all possible avenues of commercialization to capture the broadest possible scope. Our ability to maximize the potential value of early-stage technology minimizes competition and provides companies with a valuation that invites further investment.
Clients also value our global perspective on chemical patent preparation and prosecution. Besides successfully managing worldwide patent portfolios for complex chemical technologies, we regularly advise clients on validity and potential infringement points regarding global markets.
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