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

Life Sciences

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: 2022 “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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Resources for US companies to launch and succeed in new global markets

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Expertise in prosecuting a wide range of complex and business-critical patents.- Chambers
Group contacts
Ivor Elrifi  Partner New York, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer  Partner Palo Alto
Heidi A. Erlacher  Partner in Charge – Boston Boston
Christopher Hutter  Partner Reston
Fraser Brown  Partner Washington, DC
Alla Brukman  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Chen Chen  Partner Boston
Bill Christiansen  Partner Seattle
Catherine Cowley  Special Counsel London
Maya Elbert  Special Counsel New York
Dean Louis Fanelli  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Bill Galliani  Senior Counsel Palo Alto, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Tanya Heare-Rowlands  Special Counsel London
Chris Holly  Partner Washington, DC
Brian Hopkins  Special Counsel New York
David Hopkins  Special Counsel Colorado
Andrew Keith  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Cynthia Kozakiewicz  Special Counsel Boston
Carol Laherty  Partner Seattle
Matthew Langer  Senior Counsel New York
Bonnie Weiss McLeod  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Amy Motomura  Special Counsel Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Colm Murphy  Partner London
Matthew Pavao  Partner Boston
Madhuri Roy  Partner Palo Alto
Christina Stock  US Patent Resource Attorney Boston
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Michael Tuscan  Partner Washington, DC
Erika Wallace  Special Counsel Boston
Scott Weston  Partner Boston
David Wraige  Special Counsel London