Intellectual Property

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Our institutional, academic and industry relationships provide our clients with access to resources beyond the purely legal. Bowditch & Dewey has an active Intellectual Property Practice including the protection and enforcement of copyright, trademark and patent rights for clients in academia and industry, both domestically and internationally. Our Patent Practice includes expertise with inventions in the life sciences, chemistry, materials and mechanical and electromechanical technology areas, particularly in the following fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical sensors
  • Computer and software inventions
  • Designs of products
  • Diagnostic methods and devices
  • Energy and clean technology
  • Fluid handling and dispensing
  • Food compositions
  • Inorganic chemistry and materials
  • Machines, tools and machine components
  • Manufacturing processes and control systems
  • Medical devices
  • Microbial detectors
  • Optical systems
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Polymer processing
  • Veterinary nutrition and health


In other technology areas, we manage the patent process through experts that have a relationship with our Firm.