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Chemicals


Since our founding over 40 years ago, the chemical industry has turned to Fitzpatrick for all aspects of intellectual property advice — from prosecuting the patents on inks for the then-fledgling copier industry in the 1970s, to patent litigations on Kevlar aramid fibers for DuPont in the 1980s and petroleum additives for Exxon in the 1990s, to today’s litigations on active ingredients and additives in pharmaceuticals.

We have prosecuted thousands of chemical patent applications and litigated hundreds of chemical cases. Our work has spanned all aspects of chemical technology: polymer chemistry, chemical processing and synthesis, material sciences, organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biotechnology. Our chemical work includes that for clients such as Canon, Hoechst Celanese, AstraZeneca, Astellas Pharma Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Combe, Exxon/Mobil, Genzyme, Husky Injection Molding, Johnson Mathey, Lenzing AG, Living Proof, Merck, Michelin, Novartis, Ortloff Engineers, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Reckitt Benckiser, Revlon, Sanofi-Aventis, Sepracor, Sirona Dental Systems, UCB Pharma, Inc. and Warner Chilcott.

Our historical commitment to the chemicals industry has enabled us to build a chemical industry team with the technical training to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Over 60 of our lawyers have chemistry-related degrees or experience, many with advanced degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering or extensive industrial experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry prior to attending law school. From manufacturing processes for chemicals by the ton to a one atom difference in a small molecule, Fitzpatrick lawyers have the technical background and legal experience to tackle any intellectual property matter in the chemical industry.

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