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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s IP lawyers have worked on patent matters in the following areas.
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology

  • Agricultural biotechnology, including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and nitrogen fixation
  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Cancer therapies and diagnostics
  • Cell culture/fermentation media and methodology, including methods and compositions for commercial-scale high efficiency transfection
  • Cell-sorting processes and compositions, e.g., for preparing gender enriched sperm compositions
  • Coating and deposition technologies
  • COX-2, 5-lipoxygenase, and NF-KB inhibitors
  • Contrast agents and other compositions for use in MRI and optical imaging polymers
  • CytokinesDye compositions for staining nucleic acids and proteins
  • DNA labeling and detection technology
  • Drug discovery systems
  • Electrocatalysts and electrochemical devices, including electrochemical substrates and films
  • Fusion proteins
  • Genetics
  • Gene therapy medical assays
  • High throughput combinatorial chemistry methods and compositions
  • Immunodiagnostic devices and related assays
  • Monoclonal antibodies and related diagnostic assays
  • Nucleic acid probes and related assays
  • Nucleic acid (DNA, RNA) isolation and purification
  • Nucleic acid polymerase compositions and amplification processes
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pet foods
  • Pharmaceutical compounds and related compositions and therapeutic methods
  • Polymers, polymerization catalysts and processes
  • Polyurethane foams
  • Small organic molecules, polymers, and mimetics, including taxanes, morphinan alkaloids, metalloprotease inhibitors and other peptide inhibitors, and peptide mimetics, for a wide range of medical conditions
  • Soybean processing and related soy-based food products
  • Synthetic blood

Materials Science

  • Electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells and other electrochemical cells
  • Granular polycrystalline silicon materials and manufacturing methods for use in the solar and the single-crystal silicon industries
  • Liquid-crystal display devices
  • Nanoporous organosilicate films and particles
  • Polyelectrolyte complex films having a wide variety of biological and chemical applications
  • Single crystal silicon materials and manufacturing methods for use in the semiconductor industry

Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, E-Commerce

  • Air bags
  • Aircraft systems, such as ejection seats and flight control systems
  • Air handling equipment
  • Aircraft interface and control systems
  • Automotive parts
  • Battery charging systems
  • Batting cages
  • Biofeedback devices
  • Biometrics
  • Box and carton manufacturing
  • Building construction systems
  • Business methods, such as in the financial, medical, real estate, and entertainment fields
  • Cable television systems
  • Calling and information retrieval systems
  • Car haulers
  • Card technology (debit, credit, gift cards)
  • Cellular phones
  • Coin handling equipment
  • Collators
  • Communications, control, and handshaking protocols, modems, and phase locking
  • Communications satellites
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Contact lenses
  • Copiers
  • Dental instruments
  • Diesel engines
  • Digital cameras and camcorders
  • Digital printing equipment
  • Electric motors and controls
  • Elevators
  • Filtration apparatus
  • Finite element analysis software systems
  • Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters
  • Flash or non-volatile memory
  • Footwear
  • Fuel-tank inerting systems
  • Golf equipment
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • High-vacuum film coating machines
  • Hydraulics
  • Image processing
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Information systems
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Laboratory equipment and systems
  • Land-based telephone and switching systems
  • Lasers
  • Linear and digital integrated circuits
  • Medical devices, such as chest tubes, IV sets, oximeters
  • Medical prostheses, such as intraocular lenses, electrically powered implants, and urological prostheses
  • Memory circuit architecture
  • Memory controllers
  • Modems
  • Networking equipment
  • Network testing applications
  • Night vision systems
  • Optical systems
  • Paper and pulp manufacture and processing
  • Photographic lenses
  • Power-generation systems, including renewable energy, such as hydropower, wind energy, and solar power
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Propane torches
  • Radar systems
  • Recreational equipment
  • Regulators
  • RFID
  • Robotic and electronic welding systems
  • Satellite-based aviation systems
  • Satellite launch facilities
  • Sensors
  • Separation apparatus
  • Ship-building
  • Skyscraper construction
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surgical devices, such as surgical staples and staplers
  • Telecommunications
  • Tools
  • Utilities
  • UV printers
  • Valves
  • Vending machines
  • Videoconferencing systems
  • Wall covering systems
  • Wireless telephone systems
  • Wound-care devices