At Munck Wilson Mandala, we represent clients around the world, protecting their ideas, inventions, and businesses. Our patents and innovations team – which is deeply integrated with the firm’s corporate, litigation and transactional practices – includes more than 50 registered patent attorneys, patent agents, scientific advisors, and foreign associates, most of whom possess advanced degrees in such areas as biology, chemistry, engineering, and other STEM-related fields.
With deep cross-industry experience, Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have diverse and distinguished technical backgrounds. We are fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish, and other languages. We have several IP attorneys who have been working together for 20 years or longer. As a team, we have over a millennium of combined technical and engineering experience.
MWM’s patents and innovations team assists growing companies in achieving key milestones by securing, developing, and protecting their most valuable IP assets, while advising established companies responsible for advancing pioneering breakthroughs. Our innovative strategies help clients leverage their intellectual property, defend against claims of others, and establish a competitive edge in trending technologies.
We identify the areas in which IP protection is most critical to achieving the company’s business objectives, determine the most effective methods of protection, and identify strategies to avoid issues with third-party patents.
Our Services Include:
Patent portfolio management
Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications
Interference and reexamination proceedings
Non-infringement and validity opinions
Freedom-to-operate and due diligence analyses
Licensing and regulatory submissions
Litigation enforcement and defense, including USPTO trial proceedings
IP due diligence for initial public offerings, transactions, asset purchase agreements, and venture financings
FDA-related submissions and strategies such as citizen petitions and Paragraph IV certification