Patent Counseling & Prosecution

Advance business goals through patent strategy

Why Cooley
  • International patent team of 120+ lawyers and patent professionals (vast majority hold PhDs, MDs or other advanced degrees) across the US, UK and Europe
  • One of the largest dedicated life sciences and medical device patent teams in the US
  • Patent counsel to 1,400+ companies worldwide ranging from trailblazing startups to industry leaders    
  • 6,000+ patent applications filed globally for clients in 2021
  • 1,000+ investor-side and company-side patent due diligence reviews in M&A deals, capital market offerings, financings and other high-value transactions
  • Decades of experience drafting, prosecuting, defending and opposing patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office 
  • In addition to coast to coast coverage across the US, UK and Europe, we leverage a trusted network of counsel across all other key jurisdictions worldwide
  • Fully integrated patent prosecution, strategic counseling, licensing and litigation practice creating cost efficiencies and unified patent strategies

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Life Sciences Related Patent Services



Technology Related Patent Services


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Empowering entrepreneurs and growth companies

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  • BTI Consulting: Top 5 law firm for client service and for best value
  • Chambers: Top IP and life sciences practice in the US and UK
  • Docket Navigator: Top law firm for PTAB proceedings

  • IAM Patent 1000: Top patent prosecution firm

  • Legal 500: Top IP and life sciences practice in the US and UK

  • LMG Life Sciences: 2021 “Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year” Honoree 

  • Managing Intellectual Property: 2021 "Law Firm of the Year for IP Transactions" Honoree

  • US News and World Report: Tier 1 firm for patent law

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Group contacts
Ivor Elrifi Partner New York, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer Partner Palo Alto
Heidi A. Erlacher Partner in Charge – Boston Boston
Michael Tuscan Partner in Charge – Washington, DC Washington, DC
Thomas Blinka Of Counsel Washington, DC
Fraser Brown Partner Washington, DC
Chen Chen Partner Boston
Bill Christiansen Partner Seattle
Dean Farmer Partner Boston
Bill Galliani Senior Counsel Palo Alto, Los Angeles
Chris Holly Partner Washington, DC
Christopher Hutter Partner Reston
Carol Laherty Partner Seattle
Matthew Langer Partner New York
Colm Murphy Partner London
Matthew Pavao Partner Boston
Madhuri Roy Partner Palo Alto
Scott Talbot Partner Reston
Erich Veitenheimer Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Bonnie Weiss McLeod Of Counsel Washington, DC
Scott Weston Partner Boston
Kevin Zimmer Senior Counsel San Diego