Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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A host of prominent technology companies rely on Lowenstein Sandler to prepare and prosecute patent applications protecting innovations that have the potential to become cornerstones of their business. The firm has an ace up its sleeve in Silicon Valley in Marina Portnova, whose work puts her at the forefront of technological development in the autonomous vehicle, online content, cloud computing and graphical processing spaces, among others. Electrical and computer engineer Kevin Grange, with whom Portnova collaborates for a major client, is another popular figure in Silicon Valley; he runs the ensemble’s prosecution centre in Utah, which has become a model of efficiency.

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Lowenstein Sandler continues to reap the rewards of its expansion into the Utah market, where its prosecution centre is flourishing. Technology companies rely on the team to design tighter IP strategies and to protect their most important intellectual assets, with many turning to Kevin Grange. “Kevin is an exceptional attorney who is passionate about the law, has creative strategies for solving issues when they come up and quickly understands the technology areas that his clients are working in. He is someone you can have tremendous confidence in to write good applications that will convert into valuable patents in reasonable time.”

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Lowenstein Sandler has significantly grown its patent team, making 12-plus attorney hires in the past 18 months – a headcount increase enabling it to satisfy heightened demand for its business-focused IP counsel and technology and life sciences industry expertise. Zooming in on the filing practice, Lowenstein Sandler’s California lawyers prepare and prosecute patents for some of the biggest names in fields such as autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics and semiconductors, while in New Jersey support is provided to leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies. The contact for many of these is chemical and life sciences chair Robert Paradiso, a registered pharmacist who connects with inventors and business folk with equal ease and who has obtained many game-changing patents and advised on critical deals for his clients. “Rob has outstanding experience in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical patents and treats every patent family as if it is your crown jewel. Agile and collaborative, he understands the new reality of fixed fee schedules and alternative fee arrangements and has effectively managed the shift away from the billable hour. Rob makes himself available for quick questions and always finds a way to help out when urgent issues arise.” The firm is not just an ally to industry leaders but also to many start-ups and growth companies; championing their cause, Mark Kesslen is one of the IP world’s best business and strategic minds.

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