Bradley understands the bottom-line business importance of securing patent protection for key technologies and innovations. To secure the long-term value of intellectual property assets, we help our clients obtain and maintain patents in the United States and around the world. Our Intellectual Property Practice Group includes more than 20 registered patent attorneys and handles patent filings, portfolio issues, and litigation. We also work with clients to improve their operational strategies and gain a competitive advantage in their industries.

Many of the attorneys in our IP practice have industry backgrounds and advanced degrees in key technical disciplines, including biochemistry, biological engineering, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil/environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, nuclear engineering, software and computing, and physics.

With our experience in Patent Cooperation Treaty filings and our network of foreign counsel, we can handle patent filings and portfolio issues worldwide, including in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Our lawyers also have practical experience in building capacity within organizations to encourage the development of patent-worthy work. We serve as members of submission review committees and help clients design inventor reward programs, resulting in an increased number of invention disclosures submitted up the chain. We also conduct intellectual property audits to assist our clients in assessing the scope and magnitude of their intangible property, determining choke points and identifying critical technologies to protect. Our IP attorneys constantly track and assess competitor patent portfolios to keep our clients informed of industry developments that could affect their operations.