About Our Academic and Research Institutions Practice

A recognized leader in IP counseling and litigation to universities and other primary research organizations, Fenwick & West has a long history of helping some of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions protect their inventions and maximize the commercial value of their investments. We collaborate with these clients to capture and build value from basic, clinical and translational research activities. Given our practitioners’ advanced technical degrees, we are extremely comfortable communicating with inventors in academic and research environments.

And because we thoroughly understand the complex ownership, commercialization and enforcement issues faced by these organizations, it’s no surprise that leading academic and research institutions such as the University of California, The Scripps Research Institute, the University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Harvard, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory rely on Fenwick 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.


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