We have significant experience counseling clients, developing patent strategies, and evaluating legal issues in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, engineering, chemical arts and consumer products.
Our services include biotech patent law, chemistry patent law, patent prosecution, patent litigation, drafting and negotiating and drafting licenses and research agreements, patent opinion work, bio-similars, patent appeals (PTAB practice), and Hatch-Waxman practice (generic drug paragraph IV strategies and notice letters).
You can look to us to advance your innovation and get you the best possible patent protection for your inventions, processes and products. Our specialty is cost-effective patent counsel, and obtaining intellectual property protection that stands up to challenges. We look forward to working with you!
Andrew Berks is the principal of Berks IP Law. We help our clients obtain and enforce patent rights. Understanding client needs and business objectives is a critical factor that sets us apart from other patent attorneys.
Andrew’s technical background is in chemistry. He has significant experience in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and chemical arts, and has successfully prosecuted matters in all patent subject areas.
Andrew is licensed in New York, New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Federal Courts and the courts in New York and New Jersey. Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado (1988) and a J.D. from Fordham Law School (2007).
Patent Strategy & Counseling
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Clients choose to work with us because of our competence, responsiveness, and client orientation.
Working with us gives clients the security of knowing that a team of highly competent attorneys is working on their matter that have done this hundreds of times before. We are highly responsive, responding to emails and phone calls promptly (we strive for a four hour (max) response time during business hours). We also are careful to understand client goals and needs. This can include budget needs and strategic needs. With our spectrum of technical and interpersonal skills, our clients are assured of the highest quality service and outcome. Our attributes in our everyday work include:.
We employ a number of advanced tools, including premium search engines and data sources that track patent examiner and litigation performance. This allows us to better track behavior of patent examiners and courts and formulate winning arguments.
We are highly responsive, responding to emails and phone calls in promptly. Our standard is to respond to client communications within a few hours.
We understand client goals and needs. This includes budget needs and strategic needs. With our spectrum of technical and interpersonal skills, our clients are assured of the highest quality service and outcome.
We use the latest technology including secure cloud services and features such as multi-factor authentication whenever possible. Our data files are stored in state-of-the-art online repositories and backed up offline on redundant storage devices.
We use modern efficiency tools such as web-based time-keeping apps, project management, docketing, and financial reporting apps. Our clients communicate with us by email, voice call, text messaging, Skype, WhatsApp, and similar services.
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~ J. G.
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~ R. C.
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