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Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

Patent Law & Prosecution

Winthrop patent attorneys work with inventors and business owners to protect your intellectual property and provide counseling on a range of patent related matters.

Our Approach

An invention is an investment – of time, money, resources, and creativity – and it is only practical to protect and nurture your investments. Our patent attorneys work with you to develop a thorough understanding of your business, market, product, and goals. We aim to secure patents that withstand the pressure of diligence inquiries and litigation, and that have real value as business assets.

Patent work, by its nature, is highly technical, and our patent attorneys walk the talk: among us we have advanced and undergraduate degrees in biomedical sciences, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, psychobiology, and computer science. This allows us to quickly get up to speed on the technology, as well as communicate with engineers and inventors in their language. We aim to understand each invention through the eyes of both the inventor and the business that it supports, because a patent must be both technically sound and relevant from a business standpoint in order to have genuine value.

In addition, we recognize that a serious consideration in patent prosecution is that it may end up in litigation. Because our team includes both prosecutors and litigators, including some who regularly work in both, we know where the potential pitfalls are in prosecuting patents and where litigation can be avoided.


  • Patent applications
  • Due diligence
  • Prior art review