Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s experienced patent attorneys assist companies and institutions in securing, leveraging, and enforcing commercially valuable intellectual property. From developing patent strategies on a global scale to vigorously asserting and defending patents in court, our team serves as trusted patent advisors on a variety of matters, including in the following areas:

  • Strategies & Opinions
    • Developing IP protection, enforcement, and licensing strategies
    • Developing design-around solutions
    • Conducting patent clearance searches, drafting patentability opinions, and conducting freedom-to-operate studies to help mitigate infringement risks and identify open market spaces
    • Evaluating competitive products
    • Providing non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions to help insulate clients from treble damages in the event of a patent infringement lawsuit
    • Providing pre-enforcement infringement opinions in support of patent enforcement activities
  • Patent Portfolios
    • Managing domestic and international patent portfolios
    • Analyzing large patent portfolios to determine strategic value
    • Advising on exit strategies
  • Patent Prosecution & Enforcement
    • Drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and abroad
    • Representing clients in USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board proceedings, including appeals, interferences, re-examinations, and inter partes reviews
    • Developing enforcement strategies
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
    • Representing clients in patent infringement litigation, including bench trials
    • Advocating before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • Serving as lead counsel in patent litigation, including jury trials
  • Transactions & Licensing
    • Conducting patent due diligence in corporate transactions, including the identification of IP assets, and assessing the strength or weakness of patents therein
    • Advising on joint ventures and collaborations, including technology transfers for colleges and universities
    • Performing IP audits and mining patent portfolios for licensing/sale opportunities
    • Negotiating licensing agreements for monetizing clients’ patent assets

Our team of attorneys and patent agents have diverse backgrounds, including many who have Ph.Ds. in various scientific fields and engineering degrees, and who have worked for the USPTO. Our vast experience informs the practical, real-world legal advice we provide to help advance our clients’ business goals across a variety of industries, including life sciences, higher education, technology, consumer products and manufacturing, and engineering.



The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

Trade Groups & Associations


Mark D. Simpson
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Brian R. Landry
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Sarah A. Sullivan
Patent Litigation
Brian R. Michalek
Patent Litigation