Your intellectual property is critical to product success in the market. When faced with potential patent infringement, the need to investigate material and product comparisons or to support litigation preparation is crucial. 

Smithers can support you with:

  • Expert, experienced laboratory staff with documented training
  • High quality testing with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and facilities
  • Instrumentation maintained to U.S. and international standards
  • Custom-designed data integrity and quality system, including chain of custody and peer-reviewed data and reports
  • Written reports customized to fit your specific needs
  • Expert witness services, as required

Our experts can support litigation issues such as:

  • Patent examples and infringement
  • Material and product comparisons
  • Processing and performance issues

Custom designed studies include:

  • A written study plan
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Quality systems
  • Reporting 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Structural analysis of pharmaceutical impurities and degradation products
  • Assessment of extractables and leachables
  • Chemical analysis
  • Small molecule structure elucidation
  • Method development and validation
  • Process implementation
  • Rubber material compounding and chemistry
  • Physical / mechanical and chemical analysis of rubber and polymers
  • Polymer technology
  • Packaging testing
 
Contact us to discuss your needs and find out how we can help.