Skip to content

Patent Prosecution

At Vinson & Elkins, our Intellectual Property lawyers help clients develop patent assets to reach their business goals. Not only do our patent attorneys hold specialized and advanced degrees, they also have the practical industry experience necessary to understand our clients’ technologies and business realities. In V&E’s Patent Prosecution practice, patent lawyers and agent work closely with our patent litigators to incorporate lessons from the courtroom into our prosecution strategies, allowing us to maximize the value of our clients’ patent assets.

We have extensive patent prosecution experience in a broad range of industries, such as life sciences, medical devices, food and other consumer goods, aerospace, electronics, computer software, plastics, scientific instruments, sports, energy, and high tech. Our clients range from small start-ups to multinational industry leaders, universities, and medical centers.

Experience Highlights

  • Prosecuted patents relating to medical devices, including spinal implants, wound therapy, syringes, catheters, orthodontics, mammography, ocular and nasal drug delivery, and transdermal delivery patches

  • Prosecuted patents pertaining to pharmaceuticals, polymers, genetically engineered crop resistance, and oil field technology

  • Represented a major manufacturer of offshore drilling rigs in patent prosecutions

  • Prosecuted patents relating to technology in the electronic and high-tech industries, including robotics, touch panels, computer software, scientific instrumentation, and computer hardware

  • Oilfield services companies in patentability analysis and prosecution of patent applications related to perforating technology