Chadeayne LLC – Science, Innovation, and Patents

Andrew ChadeayneAndrew Chadeayne, PhD, JD

Chadeayne LLC focuses on inventing better solutions and patenting that technology.

Our Founder and President, Andrew Chadeayne, PhD, JD is an experienced scientist, inventor, patent attorney, and entrepreneur.

Dr. Chadeayne specializes in chemical innovation, especially inventions where changing a chemical composition creates unexpected improvements in its properties.

Dr. Chadeayne studied neuroscience and chemistry at Princeton University, where he received a BA in chemistry and published pioneering work showing the addictive nature of sugar.  He earned both Masters and PhD degrees in chemistry from Cornell University. He earned a JD from the George Washington University Law School, where he won the American Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Patent Law.

Dr. Chadeayne is currently developing several new forms of natural molecules.  He is especially interested in developing improved formulations for treating mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, compulsion) and pain.

Patent Focused Business Strategy

Dr. Chadeayne has designed patent portfolios for pharmaceutical, software, telecommunications, health & beauty, natural product, and supplement companies.  He has experience developing all stages of innovation– from defining the initial idea to selling a company with a patent portfolio protecting numerous embodiments of the idea.

Chemistry Focused Patent Strategy

Dr. Chadeayne specializes in evaluating and defining chemical inventions at the molecular level.   He believes that carefully studying the underlying chemistry provides opportunities for describing unique compositions of matter, such as new formulations.  We have recently developed patentable subject mater in the food, beer, cannabis, mushroom, and flavor technology spaces.

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Patent Search and Analysis

The first step to creating a strong patent is understanding how the invention differs from the prior art. This involves searching the patent and non-patent literature for relevant disclosures, then analyzing the search results and comparing them to the invention. Chadeayne LLC advises inventors on the most effective way to describe the invention by determining the best opportunities for distinguishing it from the prior art.

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Drafting Patent Claims

Patent claims define the inventor’s property. Chadeayne LLC specializes in drafting claims that emphasize the patentable aspects of the invention. Our services provide the inventor with the most property possible. By analyzing the technical differences between the state of the art and the invention, we develop a claim strategy that emphasizes the patentable aspects of the invention.

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Patent Application Drafting

In order to receive a patent, the applicant must meet a variety of legal requirements. The patent application must completely describe the invention and teach the public how to make and use it. Chadeayne LLC’s application drafting services provide expertise in both science and patent law.

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Prosecution of the Patent Application

Chadeayne LLC provides unsurpassed legal arguments for patentability. As experts in both science and patent law, we identify unique opportunities for using scientific analysis to support legal arguments. Our services include representing inventors in all dealings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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