Where law meets science

Her future is brighter because biotech companies are developing new drugs to cure age-old childhood diseases. We protect their innovations.

Where law meets science

Medical device researchers are developing synthetic heart valves that last years longer than previous solutions, reducing the need for additional surgery. We protect breakthroughs like these.

Where law meets science

Pharmaceutical companies are developing new transdermal patches that are less invasive and maintain more steady levels of drugs—to treat everything from pain to Parkinson’s—in the body. We protect their discoveries.

"Karl Bozicevic is the most knowledgeable patent attorney in Silicon Valley. He takes a thoroughly business-oriented approach to advising biotechnology start-ups." IAM Magazine
Where law meets science

It took a Herculean effort to crack the code of the cereal wheat genome—one of nature's most complex—to help ensure the world's future food supply, even in changing climates. We protect breakthrough discoveries like these.

Our People

Innovators in fields ranging from life sciences to biotech look to our attorneys as a pillar of their business. They partner with IP law professionals who uniquely combine unrivaled experience in patent law with expertise in various areas of science and technology.

"The majority of our patent lawyers and patent agents have advanced technical degrees, and all have science or engineering backgrounds." - Bret Field, Partner

Where law meets science

Genetic medicine researchers are using stem cell treatments to help people live full, active lives even after severe muscle damage. We protect their discoveries.

Our Practice Areas

At Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP, clients enjoy close, collaborative partnerships with world-class patent attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists. These professionals deliver the deep know-how in law and science needed to protect their discoveries in biopharma, life sciences, medical devices, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer software, and other disciplines.

"We help clients navigate the competitive patent landscape of the fields in which they work." – Carol L. Francis, Ph.D., Partner

Practice Areas

  • Patentability Analysis
  • Patent Landscaping
  • Freedom to Operate Analysis
  • Render opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity
  • Prepare and prosecute utility and design patent applications in the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Coordinate the filing and prosecution of foreign patent applications
  • Patent Reexamination & Reissue
  • Coordinate European Patent Opposition

Intellectual Property Audits and Due Diligence Investigations

Trademark Registration

Core Competencies

  • Biotechnology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Research Tools

Medical Devices

Bioinformatics

  • New Chemical Entities
  • Small Molecules
  • Pharmaceuticals & Formulations

Analytical & Diagnostic Instrument

Green Technology

Business Methods & E-Commerce

Where law meets science

Today's medical device makers deliver advances like ultrasound solutions that let doctors keep an eye on labor and delivery—from fetal position to cardiac activity—for safer births. We protect their creations.

Contact Us

We represent a variety of companies from leading biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies to up-and-coming green technology companies.

San Francisco Office

T. 415.230.8100    F. 415.230.8131
The Russ Building
235 Montgomery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 Map

Carol Francis francis@bozpat.com
Edward J. Baba baba@bozpat.com
General docket@bozpat.com
Career Inquiries recruiting@bozpat.com

We are located between Pine and Bush Streets on Montgomery Street in the Russ Building.
From the East Bay
From the Bay Bridge West
Take the Fremont Street Exit and turn Left onto Fremont Street
Fremont Street becomes Front Street once you cross Market Street
Turn Left onto Pine Street
Turn Left onto Montgomery Street
From the South Bay
From US-101 North
Follow the I-80 split towards Bay Bridge/Oakland Take the Fourth Street exit towards Embarcadero Merge onto Bryant Street
Continue to 3rd Street
3rd Street becomes Kearny Street once you cross Market Street
Turn Right onto Bush Street
From the North Bay
From the Golden Gate Bridge South
Take Lombard Street Exit
Right on Van Ness
Turn Left onto Broadway Street
Continue on Broadway Street through the Broadway Tunnel back onto Broadway
Take the slight Right onto Columbus Avenue
Take the slight Right onto Montgomery Street

Silicon Valley Office

T. 650.327.3400    F. 650.327.3231
201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 200
Redwood City, CA 94065  Map

Karl Bozicevic bozicevic@bozpat.com
Bret Field field@bozpat.com
General docket@bozpat.com
Career Inquiries recruiting@bozpat.com

From San Francisco (Highway 101 Southbound)
Take 101 South to Holly Street in San Carlos
Take the Holly Street exit
Take the second turn off the Holly Street exit onto Redwood Shores Parkway; you will cross over 101
Stay on Redwood Shores Parkway in the middle lane
At the third light (Electronic Arts Drive) get into the far left lane and make a U-turn
Continue the other way on Redwood Shores Parkway for approximately 200 yards
Take the first right into the parking lot for 201 Redwood Shores Parkway
From San Jose (Highway 101 Northbound)
Take 101 North to Holly Street in San Carlos
Take the Holly Street exit and merge onto Redwood Shores Parkway; stay on Redwood Shores Parkway in the middle lane
At the third light (Electronic Arts Drive) get into the far left lane and make a U-turn
Continue the other way on Redwood Shores Parkway for approximately 200 yards
Take the first right into the parking lot for 201 Redwood Shores Parkway