The firm represents domestic and international organizations in chemical patent matters, including small start-up companies, major corporations, universities, and government agencies seeking to protect a variety of chemical technologies. The attorneys within our Chemical Group have a strong chemical background in academia and/or private industry.

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Richard J. Polley
Stacey C. Slater
Lisa M. Caldwell
Wayne W. Rupert


We have an extensive practice in virtually every field of chemistry, including:

  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Metallurgy
  • Semiconductor devices and processing
  • Materials science