In 2016, with a mission to improve client service, three patent lawyers—Susan McBee, C.G. Moore and David Vanik—came together along with 12 other professionals to form a new patent law firm, McBee Moore & Vanik, or MMVIP. Based in Maryland, the six-year-old firm works with clients that range from start-ups to large multinationals in scientific fields such as biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals. Seven practitioners hold PhDs, one holds an MD, and four are former United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners. Together, the team helps clients with everything from consultations during the initial phases of product development—such as identifying likely candidate inventions for patent protection—to obtaining patent rights, and defending those rights or challenging the patent rights of others.
For MMVIP, technology has significantly changed the way they operate. Using LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®, they’re able to leverage key insights to reduce uncertainty, be more responsive, work more efficiently to identify appropriate prosecution options and ultimately, build trust with clients.
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