We excel at helping clients devise and execute programs to optimize the value of their companies. Our team counsels on all aspects of the monetization process from harvesting, mining, identifying valuable assets, evaluating the market for those assets, and generating revenue. We act as primary legal counsel for over 50 of our client companies. We integrate with our clients to understand their industry, their assets and liabilities, and we have their back when the going gets tough.
Diversity is critical to innovation. At Caldwell, we don’t ask whether someone is a “good fit” for the firm, but rather what can the person add to our winning culture. We celebrate the various perspectives and ingenuity that stem from our diversity. Caldwell fosters an atmosphere where each member can show up as themselves. Our melting pot of ideas leads to our shared vision of success and strengthens the fabric of our firm. Diversity is our strength.
Caldwell helps fast track Associates and Technical Specialists. Through our Summer Associate Program, participants are able to familiarize themselves with Caldwell’s internal structure and expectations while also tackling necessary industry skills to enhance their experiences. We seek law students who have a thirst for knowledge and whose ideas can assist in the advancement of our firm. Law students enjoy a collaborative environment, working directly with partners to gain client experience early on. At the end of our program, Summer Associates and our firm can determine the best ways to achieve long-term success for both parties.
Similarly, we offer advancement opportunities on a case by case basis through our Technical Specialists Program, where Technical Specialists can become Patent Agents through education reimbursement on their paths to becoming Patent Attorneys.
About your Firm
Our firm is disrupting the way the industry thinks about who entrepreneurs are and what innovation is. We take an unconventional approach to assisting the world of entrepreneurs and business leaders. We tap into areas of potential innovators that otherwise would be overlooked and wouldn’t have access to the resources we offer. Our approach of reinvesting into the community is systemically ingrained as part of our company culture, valuing innovation regardless from where it originates. By tapping into often overlooked talent, we practice and uphold entrepreneurship to its greatest extent.
Caldwell has been aggressively expanding since its conception with the first office opening its doors in Burlington, Vermont. The following year, the firm opened an office in Massachusetts, which has since grown and recently expanded to Boston’s John Hancock Tower. In 2021, the firm broadened its reach even further, opening a West Coast office in Santa Monica and its first international office in London. Caldwell’s rapid expansion has earned it the No. 1 spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as the fastest-growing IP law firm in America for 3 years in a row.
A Deep Bench of Experts
As an IP powerhouse, Caldwell has built its thriving practice around patent prosecutions, patent litigation, post-grant proceedings and patent portfolio strategy and management. Caldwell also has a thriving trademark practice, counseling and prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Clients range from startups to globally recognized brands, and the firm isn’t afraid to take on work in a variety of sectors—it has experience across industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biofuels, medical devices, data security, internet technologies, process automation, mobile apps, social media, software, space exploration, and more. A strong bench of experts helps the firm tackle such a breadth—Caldwell attorneys and technical specialists have degrees in everything from pharmacy and neuroscience to physics and chemistry to electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and computer engineering.
The firm boasts a USPTO allowance rate—the rate at which the USPTO issues patents—of over 99%. It also handles post-grant proceedings ranging from inter partes review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM), post-grant review (PGR) proceedings, inter partes and ex parte reexams, supplemental examinations, and derivation procedures. On a global scale, Caldwell helps clients seeking international patent protection navigate the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and the firm is involved in more than 40 Section 337 investigations involving imported products.
Does the firm offer unique benefits and perks?
At Caldwell, we provide a range of benefits that allow our employees to achieve their peak physical and mental states. Offering a wellness room, emergency childcare coverage, a full Equinox gym membership, standing desks, and gender-neutral parental leave policy, we strive to equip our team with the tools and support that their success needs. Additionally, we offer frequent team sporting and outing events, including an annual holiday team trip.
What is your approach to fostering diversity and inclusion, and what results have you achieved thus far?
Diversity is critical to innovation. At Caldwell, we don’t ask whether someone is a “good fit” for the firm, but rather what can the person add to our winning culture. We celebrate the various perspectives and ingenuity that stem from our diversity. Caldwell fosters an atmosphere where each member can show up as themselves. Our melting pot of ideas leads to our shared vision of success and strengthens the fabric of our firm. Diversity is our strength. To this end, our Caldwell R.I.S.E HBCU initiative engages with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to educate, mentor, and recruit students through office hours and various outreach programs.
Additionally, Caldwell R.I.S.E. Women in STEM program aims to effectively seek, empower, and employ females from a variety of different technical backgrounds.
What is your approach to pro bono work?
Caldwell’s Incarcerated Innovators Program aims to support underserved, aspiring entrepreneurs that are currently incarcerated. The program helps these inmates not only in obtaining patents but also furthering their entrepreneurial dreams. This inmate-to-entrepreneur initiative combats criminal background stigma through promoting innovation and reducing recidivism.