With a staff of 18, including four doctoral-level professionals and three former in-house counsel, Lucas & Mercanti has expertise and experience that matches – and in many instances exceeds – that found in the intellectual property groups of some of the biggest U.S. general practice law firms.
We represent companies of all sizes – from start-ups to multi-national conglomerates, as well as individuals and academic and research institutions. A number of our clients have been with us more than 50 years. (We can trace our founding to the 1930’s.) These longtime clients, and those engaging us recently, have shared why they entrust us with their matters, often mentioning:
• Our comprehensive services, including our experience managing global IP portfolios; our deal-related work such as advising in licensing and merger agreements; and our track record in litigation and in opposition proceedings before the USPTO and the patent offices of other countries
• The strong technical backgrounds of our lawyers
• Our understanding of our clients’ industries and business realities
• Our competitive fees
We are based in the financial district of New York City, and from there, we provide services to clients worldwide. We are able to communicate with many clients in their native language, including French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. In addition, over the years, we have built a strong international network of IP law firms and agents. These valuable colleagues, top-tier firms in each of their countries, work with us and our clients to obtain foreign patents, trademarks, copyrights and multinational licenses. In turn, we are often called upon to review and refine their clients’ patent and trademark applications before entering into the USPTO.
Overall, Lucas & Mercanti is a firm that contributes to our clients’ success. We do so by understanding their businesses, representing them proactively and being efficient and easy to work with.