About Our Firm

Dedicated to Excellence in Intellectual Property Law

Marshall Gerstein & Borun provides sophisticated intellectual property advice and legal services to many of the world’s largest, most innovative businesses, research institutions, universities, and entrepreneurs. For more than six decades, we have been exclusively dedicated to excellence in the practice of IP law. Our size and singular focus enhance efficiency, foster responsive and creative decision-making, and help clients achieve mission-critical results. We cultivate trust, communicate clearly, and deliver effective solutions.

Full-Spectrum IP Services

We help clients balance the risks and rewards of developing, monetizing, and marketing new technologies through patent and trademark prosecution, transactional and litigation counsel, copyright protection, and other IP services. Through our global network of foreign agents and our effective use of legal project and portfolio management technologies, we help clients protect and manage their IP assets worldwide.

Lawyers, Scientists, and Engineers

Our clients engage experienced scientists and technical professionals to develop world-class products, processes, and other assets. They should expect no less from their legal counsel. Among our more than 90 intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists:

  • Nearly 90 percent are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Nearly 90 percent have science or engineering degrees.
  • Almost half have Ph.D., M.D. or other advanced technical degrees.

Deep Industry and In-House Experience

Nearly half of our professionals have served as in-house counsel, general counsel, patent counsel, engineers, or consultants at leading companies. This collective industry experience gives us a deep understanding of our clients’ real-world challenges and business objectives, the ability to spot new opportunities, and the tools we need to achieve results. We also know how to learn, a skill that enables us to come up to speed quickly on new technologies and issues without over-reliance on costly outside experts.

Multidisciplinary Approach

We work for a broad range of U.S. and multinational clients in the electrical, software, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, manufacturing, and numerous other industries. When technologies or businesses span multiple disciplines, we take a similar approach: we eliminate traditional divisions between areas of law or science and create client-centered teams capable of providing full-spectrum counsel.