Choate is one of the nation’s premier law firms and is built to be different from our competitors.  We focus on two fundamental business objectives and core values: helping our clients succeed in their businesses and delivering a unique and uniformly superior client experience. Choate’s IP team has over four decades of experience in managing prosecution of global patent portfolios, developing life cycle management strategies, providing opinions concerning patent validity & infringement and conducting patentability and freedom to operate analysis, and conducting due diligence. Choate also regularly represents clients in IPR trials and other post-grant proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Our practitioners offer a unique combination of technical expertise and industry knowledge that positions us to provide advice and perspective on the various roles that IP plays across a broad range of patent holders, from multimillion dollar corporations and their investors, to universities and startups.