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Your company worked hard to develop its products, while building an excellent reputation with customers. How do you ensure that competitors won't slow you down? That's where we come in.

Our Team

ArentFox Schiff is one of the few go-to firms for novel and high-profile patent issues. Clients seek us out for our creativity and business approach to their legal issues. With more than 50 full-time Patent professionals, we offer a full range of services related to the acquisition, enforcement, and commercial exploitation of patent rights and assets.

Our Focus

Because our clients are diverse and include start-ups, midsize and large corporations, and university and government entities, ArentFox Schiff has developed a well-rounded Patent practice. From Hatch-Waxman Litigation involving Abbreviated New Drug Application cases to Post-Grant Proceedings and technical work for the Chemical & Life Sciences and Electrical & Mechanical fields, we offer a deep bench of talent.

Our Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Computer/software
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical   
  • Pharmaceutical

With dozens of registered patent attorneys, agents, and scientific specialists, many of who possess advanced technical degrees as well as US Patent & Trademark Office and/or clerkship experience, ArentFox Schiff’s Patent group provides for a full range of patent needs including patent procurement and counseling, opinion services, transactional services, post-grant proceedings, and litigation.


Our Attorneys

ArentFox Schiff files and prosecutes hundreds of foreign applications annually. We currently manage approximately 34,900 active patent applications, including roughly 20,900 active US applications in prosecution and 14,000 foreign applications. The US patent applications include approximately 19,300 pending non-provisional applications, 400 pending provisional applications, and 1,200 pending design applications.

In the last few years, ArentFox Schiff has filed more than 1,900 US patent applications and approximately 700 direct foreign and PCT applications annually.

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