Patent Law

From patent prosecution, training and counseling to due diligence, licensing and litigation, our patent attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of patent law. We routinely assist clients with:

  • Conducting and analyzing patentability, validity and freedom to practice searches and providing related legal opinions
  • Filing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications
  • Building and maintaining international patent portfolios through an established, efficient and reliable network of foreign patent associates
  • Helping clients to build and maintain commercially valuable patent portfolios in a cost effective manner
  • Developing and conducting patent training programs customized for in-house technical and marketing personnel (for example, we developed in-house training programs to facilitate implementation of the America Invents Act)
  • Developing and implementing cost-effective corporate patent filing, maintenance policies and in-house implementation procedures
  • Assisting clients with setting and meeting budget expectations for research, design, patent protection and maintenance matters
  • Policing patent activities and filings of our clients’ competition
  • Conducting comprehensive intellectual property audits and assisting with intellectual property aspects of due diligence inquiries
  • Negotiating and drafting license agreements
  • Investigating and litigating patent infringement claims
  • Assisting pharmaceutical companies dealing with Hatch-Waxman issues


In addition to prosecution and counseling, FBT attorneys also have extensive experience in the licensing of patents. We have assisted clients, such as the University of Cincinnati, Battelle Memorial Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, license out the technologies they have developed, and have helped clients, such as AOI Medical, a start-up medical device company, and Chiquita Brands, license in technologies which are critical to their businesses.