Everything a person can hear, see, smell, taste, and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with identifying the substances of which matter is composed; investigating their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and using these processes to form new substances. Since all matter is made of chemicals, the understanding and application of chemistry is essential to predict and explain how matter can change when it reacts to form new substances. Chemistry is a wide-ranging subject area that encompasses the disciplines of polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.
At Price Heneveld, we understand the importance of intellectual property in the chemical arts to potentially protect years of expensive research and development, in addition to carve out an operating space for a new product with exceptional material properties. Whether a client’s new invention is a pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food additive, coating, resin, or an improved process for making a material, Price Heneveld understands both the science and the ever-changing landscape of legal developments in the chemical field, and can help clients navigate and determine the preferred options to develop and maintain an IP portfolio that complements their business goals.