Patent Prosecution, Strategy & Management

Vigorous protection of patent rights

Our clients rely on us to understand the role patents play in their business, how to monetize them and how to guard against infringement or misappropriation. Our patent attorneys are devoted to providing proactive legal counsel that protects your hard-won inventions and strategically-acquired patent rights while giving you a competitive edge.

We have been advising startups, Fortune 500 companies and academic institutions across a diverse range of industries on the complexities of domestic and international patent management for decades. Our team includes Ph.D.’s, engineers, scientists and technology specialists, all of whom work seamlessly with our patent attorneys and business lawyers to provide our clients with world-class representation. Quite simply, there isn’t much we haven’t seen.

Patent Prosecution
Our patent prosecution professionals are backed by an experienced support staff of docketing specialists, foreign filing agents, patent assistants, and paralegals to establish worldwide protection for your innovations. Working closely with our global network of foreign patent lawyers, we prepare and prosecute your patent applications globally, including international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Due Diligence, Opinions & Patent Strategy
Our lawyers are patent specialists with broad-based capabilities. We help financial institutions, venture capitalists and traditional companies evaluate intellectual property through a variety of services, including patent portfolio audits, clearance studies and patent landscape analyses.

Foley Hoag patent prosecution professionals can also leverage the firm’s intellectual property litigation group and corporate lawyers for integrated intellectual property portfolio services. From forming new ventures and securing capital to acquiring patents through M&A, we deliver sophisticated scientific proficiency combined with specialized legal training that spawns creative solutions to your intellectual property scenario.

Areas of Focus

Our team of patent professionals work to protect your intellectual assets from all angles, including:
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Patent portfolio audits
  • Clearance studies
  • Patent landscape analyses
  • Due diligence and opinions
  • Intellectual property litigation


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Get to know the attorneys in our Patent Prosecution practice.

Mi Cai

Technology Specialist



Ngoc Le

Technology Specialist