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Academic and Research Institutions

Overview

What You Can Expect With Caldwell on Your Team

Caldwell assists some of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions in protecting their inventions and maximize the commercial value of their investments. We join forces with these clients to capture and build monetary value from basic, clinical and translational research pursuits. Given our practitioners’ advanced technical degrees, we are well suited to help our clients transition from inspiration to monetization.

Being centrally located in a hub with some of the world’s most prestigious research universities coupled with our thorough understanding of complex ownership, commercialization and enforcement issues faced by these organizations, many institutions rely on Caldwell for a full range of IP and technology transaction services, including strategic IP counseling, patent prosecution, patent infringement and enforcement counseling, dispute resolution, IP litigation, licensing and other transaction work. Caldwell has experience working with top tier research institutions and medical centers including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Kentucky, University of Wisconsin, University of Utah, Columbia University, Mass General Brigham, and Cleveland Clinic to name a few.

Sophisticated technical and business advice

Our patent professionals include patent attorneys, agents and engineers – many of whom are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office – and have advanced technical and scientific degrees. Our patent professionals have deep expertise managing patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies, including business methods, computer hardware, personalized medicine, clean technology, small molecule chemistry, semiconductor processing and physics. And because our patent attorneys routinely work on cross-practice teams for high-stakes litigation, large corporate deals and complex technology transactions, we excel at incorporating the perspective and skills of other legal practices into our prosecution practice. This cross-fertilization keeps us current with issues pertinent to patent prosecution; it allows us to develop sophisticated approaches that anticipate rejections and how the patents are likely to be deployed and challenged in the commercial context.

Strategic licensing advice

Our firm’s size, culture of cross-practice collaboration between corporate, litigation, patent and licensing groups, and proximity to the epicenter of innovation, means our licensing practitioners are closely attuned to product cycles, and the application of core technologies to commercial products. This allows us to provide strategic licensing advice that encompasses the cyclical nature of invention and commercialization, enabling our academic and research institution clients to commercialize inventions efficiently while coaxing maximum value out of core research.

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