The Patent Practice Group at Andrus provides a diverse range of procurement and portfolio management services, including protection of utility, design, provisional and plant patents.

Our attorneys work with clients to recognize protectable rights, draft applications, develop filing strategies, prosecute patent applications, and commercialize, protect and enforce patents. Members of Andrus' Patent Practice Group also have extensive experience in administrative appeals, interferences, derivation proceedings, petitions, protests, reissues, reexaminations and inter partes reviews (IPRs). Our attorneys can also counsel clients on protecting proprietary information as trade secrets and through non-disclosure agreements.

Having successfully prosecuted thousands of U.S. patents, we have a proven track record of obtaining and managing patents for Fortune 50 and 500® companies. And because each member of the Patent Practice Group is a registered patent attorney, licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, we are able to recognize and solve both technical and legal issues. As a result, our attorneys provide experience-based services at reasonable costs, and our clients are able to make timely and cost-effective decisions regarding development and management of their patent portfolio.

Andrus attorneys also have vast experience in managing international portfolios for their domestic clients, utilizing a network of international IP professionals. Andrus attorneys spend a considerable amount of time and effort as active members of select international IP societies, such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA), in order to expand and cultivate relationships with international IP professionals. This well-managed network ensures that our domestic and foreign clients enjoy the highest quality service at a great value.

Our attorneys and associates have extensive experience in international filings and portfolio management, particularly in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)European Patent Office (EP) and Chinese Patent Office filings, as well as experience filing in numerous individual foreign countries.

Conversely, our extensive network of international IP professionals calls on the attorneys of Andrus to be their U.S. representatives for foreign-priority filings in the U.S. For more specific information, please visit the US Representative page.

Andrus' Patent Practice Group is highly experienced in a variety of technology and business areas. For more specific information, please visit the Mechanical, Electrical/Software, Biotechnology and Chemistry/Pharmaceutical pages.

In addition to patent services, Andrus' attorneys also assist with more specific client counseling and IP needs. For more information regarding specific areas, please visit the Litigation, Transactions, Client Counseling and Trademark & Copyright pages.