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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

28 STATE STREET, BOSTON, MA 02109-1775, USA
Tel:
Work +1 617 535 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 617 535 3800
Web:
www.mwe.com

Robert Underwood

Tel:
Work +1 617 535 4093
Email:
Web:
www.mwe.com
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

Position

Partner Robert Underwood, PhD, helps clients achieve business objectives by drawing on his extensive experience establishing US and international intellectual property (IP) rights and identifying and evaluating third-party IP risks. He focuses his practice on the life sciences and chemical industries, including biologic and small-molecule pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, vaccines, medical devices, food science and nutritional supplements, agricultural technology, renewable and clean chemical technology, organic chemistry, polymers and catalysts.

Please visit McDermott website for full biography:
https://www.mwe.com/en/team/u/underwood-robert-h


United States: Intellectual property

Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Providing ‘invaluable foresight and guidance’, McDermott Will & Emery LLP has broad sector expertise across the technology, electronics, automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and is a popular choice for IPRs. The team’s main contacts are based in Boston, Chicago, Orange County, Silicon Valley and Washington DC and include US-Korean dual-qualified Hosang Lee, who led the filing of several hundred patent applications for Samsung, including applications in the electro-mechanical sector. For new prosecution client Carnival Cruises, the group advised on the prosecution of strategic patents covering the client’s Ocean Medallion, a wearable device to be used by passengers on-board cruiseships. Edward Gordon and Michael Dreznes led in assisting Google with prosecution and portfolio management issues in relation to, among others, online advertising technologies, productivity tools and cloud computing. The client list includes several Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese household names, such as Hyundai, Panasonic and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, alongside US giants including Apple. Washington DC’s Michael Fogarty and Ahsan Shaikh, the ‘shrewdRobert Underwood and Kristin Connarn in Boston are other attorneys to note. Bernard Knight left to become a member of the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the USPTO. Stephen Becker retired. Since publication, Mark Itri has moved to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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