Practices & Industries
Industry Based Solutions
The art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun develops and executes patent protection strategies for nanotechnology advances utilizing its considerable patent expertise and technical understanding of molecular biology, electrical engineering, optics, physics, microfluidics, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry and chemical engineering. We use a seasoned team of patent attorneys, agents and technical specialists to support the diversity of subject matter these inventions require. Our depth of experience in transactional matters well-positions the Firm to structure and negotiate the complex agreements required to maximize the multiple potential applications of nanotechnology inventions, each of which may have uses in several industries.
- Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is immersed in nanotechnology through prosecution of Northwestern University’s patent portfolio from the laboratory of Professor Chad A. Mirkin, the most cited chemist and nanomedicine researcher in the world. The IP Transactions practice is also involved with structuring and negotiating agreements for Northwestern to out-license this portfolio for commercialization in fields such as diagnostics, therapeutics and lithography. We have partnered with Northwestern to provide intellectual property counsel as the University explores other fields for these pioneering inventions.
- Marshall, Gerstein & Borun prosecutes the University of Michigan Dental School’s nanomaterials patent portfolio. This portfolio includes inventions that control crystallization of hydroxyapatite and fluroapatite used in implant applications and for restoring and strengthening tooth enamel.
- Nanocor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AMCOL International, is the largest global supplier of nanoclays designed for plastic nanocomposites. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun protects Nanocor’s inventions in the areas of producing Nanomer® nanoclay products, nanocomposite formulations and processes. Applications such as light-weight auto parts, gas-impervious flexible films and rigid containers are also protected by Nanocor’s patent portfolio.