Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Intellectual Property Department

Missouri
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What the team is known for Highly respected team with a depth of resources to undertake complex IP mandates. Holds a renowned patent prosecution and trademark practice. Protects and enforces the IP rights of a number of significant clients across a range of industries including steel manufacturing, technology, healthcare, chemical engineering and consulting. Has a growing litigation output and successfully handles substantial trial cases as well as antitrust and IP monopolization disputes.

Strengths Clients say that "everyone on the team is concerned with providing optimum advice and service."

Another source notes: "They are easy to work with and give a very high-quality work product," adding: "They also won't just tell you what you want to hear but give you a true and legally sound analysis."

Work highlights Advised MediBeacon on patent portfolio management and review as part of due diligence for Huadong Medicine's $30 million investment in the client's technology.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Goff is considered to be "very good at patent prosecution," according to his peers. He regularly advises clients on freedom-to-operate and noninfringement opinions as well as handling post-grant reviews. He is particularly noted for his expertise in the medical device field.

Patrick Rasche is held in high regard by interviewees for his broad-based IP capabilities, which see him handle both domestic and international patents. He advises clients on portfolio management, patent and trademark prosecution and patent infringement litigation.

Richard Brophy is recognized for his handling of patent infringement litigation, as well as his broader handling of copyright and trademark disputes. Sources say he knows "patent law backwards and forwards."

Richard Schuth regularly advises clients on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, which is assisted by his background in chemical engineering. His expertise includes advising on IP rights arising from semiconductor materials and solar energy.