The chemical arts broadly include organic and inorganic compounds of any size and shape. From small molecule pharmaceutics to long-chained polymers, chemical patents can cover the chemical structure, itself, as well as methods of making and using chemical compounds. Applications of this technology span many industries and applications, such as the food industry (e.g., additives and preservatives), materials chemistry (e.g., coatings, alloys, plastics, cement, concrete, ceramics, biodegradable polymers, etc.), chemicals applied in micro- and nano-technology spaces, and catalysts (e.g., heavy oil upgrading). Our patent practitioners servicing this area have academic and industry experience in the chemical arts and are formally trained—and often hold advanced degrees—in chemistry, material science, pharmacology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and polymer science.