NK Patent Law has an experienced materials science patent practice. Our group works with Fortune 100 companies, startup companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and public and private universities.

The materials science patents group is international in scope, seeking patent protection on behalf of clients in many foreign jurisdictions. Additionally, the patent practice advises clients on freedom to operate analysis and clearance for entry of new products into the United States and foreign countries, as well in due diligence matters for intellectual property acquisition and monetization. The materials science team has worked with technologies including nanostars and gold rods for imaging in medical sciences, chip and semiconductor design, and chemicals for use in processing and industrial facilities.

Our practice also includes advising clients on complex corporate, joint venture, and licensing matters as they arise, and the firm represents both investors and startup companies.

Ani Agrawal‘s background includes 6 years of teaching organic chemistry and drafting patent applications covering high tech textiles.

Joseph Shin has an extensive and wide range of technical knowledge, including bio-materials and polymers.

Representative Work

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2013/0194723
“Use of organic and organometallic high dielectric constant material for improved energy storage devices and associated methods “
A dielectric material is provided. The dielectric material includes at least one layer of a substantially continuous phase material. The material is selected from the group consisting of an organic, organometallic, or combination thereof in which the substantially continuous phase material has delocalized electrons.

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2012/0012522
China Patent No. 102417173 B
“Making and using composite material containing nanospheres and devices for water filtration and devices containing such composites”
The present invention relates to the method of producing concentric carbon nanospheres from the pyrolytic combustion of a carbonaceous material such as plant material. The material can be carboxylated and then optionally metallated to produce nanospheres capable of filtering a liquid such as water.