Practice Areas


Since beginning work in the Cannabis industry as a legal advisor and board member of the Open Cannabis Project in late 2013, our founder has been a leader in Cannabis-related intellectual property policy and practice. He has spoken at numerous major hemp and marijuana conventions, is a frequent guest of Cannabis-related podcasts, and is among the most-quoted IP attorneys in news articles on Cannabis patents. 

Our firm currently represents many leading hemp seed companies, Cannabis nurseries, breeders, and farms, as well as manufacturers of an array of legal Cannabis-based products. We also are active in protecting new varieties of Cannabis and licensing the IP for the benefit of independent Cannabis breeders.


We have vast experience in water purification technologies, having worked more than 20 years with clients whose research and product development efforts are focused on water. Our strengths in this area include having obtained hundreds of patents in the U.S. and worldwide on flat-sheet and hollow-fiber filter membrane systems for water purification, wastewater treatment, and other ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and nanofiltration applications.

Our expertise also extends to evaporative water purification, desalination, and advanced septic systems. We have employed successful strategies for patent claims on filtration devices and water purification systems both structurally and functionally, around the world.

Life Sciences

Before becoming patent professionals, we were life scientists or engineers. We maintain a fascination with science and love to learn new technologies as we work with our clients’ inventions. Our team has deep experience working with universities and research institutions as well as startups and larger companies in life sciences. 

These technologies include or employ genomics, proteomics, microbiomes, synergistic combinations of natural ingredients, insecticides and parasiticides made from natural ingredients, biodegradable plastics made from natural polymers, essential oils and active formulations, biological energy sources, nutritional products, genetic analyses, and many others.


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Other Practice Areas

Entity Formation
& Agreements

Providing the legal frameworks for new businesses to get started, and the IP licenses and other agreements that are keys to success.


Assisting medical researchers whose labor and creativity lead to new lifesaving techniques and devices.


Supporting agriculture technology, new plant varieties, and those who develop them.

Clean Energy

Promoting sustainable development by helping to advance clean energy technologies.

International Law & Commerce

Guiding entrepreneurs as they introduce their plant varieties, products, or businesses into new markets worldwide.