The firm has very substantial expertise and experience on patents. The Patent Group has the capability to evaluate the scope and strength available for an invention, conduct prior art searches of published patents and technical literature, and provide opinions on validity and infringement. The Group prepares and prosecutes patent applications for inventions and utility models as well as registrations of industrial designs, maintains such registrations, negotiates and drafts patent licenses, and coordinates patent filings and prosecutions before the IPO. The firm usually acts as counsel in all aspects of patent litigation. The Group has strong technical background in the pharmaceutical and construction disciplines.