Connecting IP and Science
Alston & Bird has one of the largest and most highly ranked intellectual property practices in the United States, with the depth and breadth to meet clients’ needs quickly and effectively. Ranked among the top 10 law firms in the United States providing IP services to Fortune 250 companies, our Intellectual Property Group boasts extensive experience in corporate, government and academic environments, and includes former industry scientists, in-house counsel and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent examiners, as well as past and present university faculty members. The diversity of our experience and technical training in areas of critical importance to life sciences companies distinguishes Alston & Bird from other law firms. We help clients protect and commercialize pioneering technology and evaluate competitive intellectual property in a variety of fields, including pharmacology, biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, therapeutics and drug delivery, medical devices and nanotechnology, as well as other chemical, agricultural and health care science areas. More than 110 of our attorneys and patent agents are registered to practice before the USPTO, and our members hold more than 30 life sciences degrees in all major fields of biology, as well as in chemistry, chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. Their degrees include 30 advanced science degrees, 13 of which are doctorates.