Lucas & Mercanti LLP

Intellectual Property Law

Lucas & Mercanti provides practical advice and assertive advocacy. Setting us apart is how well we understand our clients’ businesses and the science behind their innovations, and how skillfully we leverage that insight to meet their legal needs in a responsive, cost-effective way.

Achieving Success in Korea’s Biotech Industry
During one of her frequent visits to Korea, Yun Choe, Ph.D., Lucas & Mercanti Patent Agent and Vice President of the Korean American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, shared her thoughts on a range of patent law topics, particularly related to the pharmaceutical and biotech fields, and their global market expansion. See video here.

  • Klaus P. Stoffel

    Klaus P. Stoffel

    Klaus P. Stoffel practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a primary focus in the prosecution of patents, rendering legal opinions and advising clients on infringement and validity issues.

  • Donald C. Lucas

    Donald C. Lucas

    Donald C. Lucas, co-founder of the firm, has successfully prepared and prosecuted a large number of patent applications in an array of chemical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical technologies.

  • Elizabeth Lee D'Amore

    Elizabeth Lee D'Amore

    Fluent in English, Spanish and Korean, Ms. Lee D'Amore prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical and biotechnological arts, and also maintains an active U.S. and foreign trademark practice.

  • Peter J. Phillips

    Peter J. Phillips

    For more than 30 years, Peter J. Phillips has represented clients in virtually all areas of intellectual property law with specific attention to achieving clients’ goals and objectives as a legal advisor to clients’ management teams.

  • James R. Major D.Phil.

    James R. Major D.Phil.

    James Major has focused on the discipline of intellectual property for nearly fifteen years. Leveraging a doctorate in life sciences, James prepares and prosecutes patent applications, and provides freedom-to-operate, white-space, and validity opinions.

  • Yun H. Choe, Ph.D.

    Yun H. Choe, Ph.D.

    Dr. Choe, who holds more than 20 U.S. patents, works extensively in the prosecution of patents in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical, and biotechnology fields. Her areas of expertise include synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, polymeric drug delivery, and medical devices.