Experienced IP Attorney.

Qualified to add high value to any IP legal matter

We handle intellectual property cases, including patent application drafting and prosecution matters, patent clearance searches, IP litigation, trademark matters, copyright matters, & licensing. If you have a IP legal problem, our experts can help you find a solution.


“Vik has a unique background that includes large company, small company and law firm experience across a number of businesses and technologies. I have known Vik for a number of years, starting as litigation co-counsel when he was an attorney at a well respected law firm, and then as an in-house attorney with one of the largest chemical companies in the world. He applies a practical business approach to intellectual property issues including patent procurement, licensing and litigation. Vik has the competence, reliability and integrity to make him an excellent choice to handle all intellectual property matters.”

James Krueger, Senior IP Counsel

“I have had the pleasure to work with Vik over the course of eight years at INEOS. During that time I found him to be a passionate leader, focused on growing the businesses of his clients by delivering critical legal advice and business solutions. Vik’s cross-functional leadership traits and knowledge of a wide cross-section of industries have enabled him to consistently execute his strategies, while gaining the respect of his colleagues, his senior leadership and valued business partners. He also has a talent for seizing on new opportunities to drive value, which has been a key part of his success. It is my pleasure to recommend Vik and it will be your pleasure to work with him!”

James Drake, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, INEOS O&P USA


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Vik Panchal, CPVA, CLP, ESQ


Vik has served as in-house intellectual property counsel, in various capacities, including small, medium and large corporations with experience in both privately and publicly held entities. Vik has considerable experience working with executive management on various intellectual property legal matters. Vik is very well versed and enthusiastic about IP start-ups, entrepreneurial and venture capital matters. Some of the technical areas of expertise include: coating chemistry, pigments and dispersion chemistry, construction chemicals, polyurethanes and monomers, oligomer chemistry, acrylonitrile process, polyethylene, polypropylene, syngas-fermentation, ethanol, renewable energy, process chemistry, starch/sugar fermentation, ethanol, enzyme(s), protein chemistry, medical processes, biochemistry of wound healing and platelet biochemistry.

Professional Experience

Vik has served in some of the world’s leading chemical and renewable energy innovation companies advising on intellectual property matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Vik was in-house at one of the largest chemical companies, BASF, as Intellectual Property Counsel located in the Detroit Metro area. Prior to that, Vik served as Intellectual Property Attorney for multinational M&A chemical giant INEOS, while also advising on IP matters for INEOS’ renewable energy start-up in the greater Chicago Metro area. Earlier in his career, Vik acted as Intellectual Property Manager for one of the largest privately held corn ethanol dry milling, renewable energy companies, POET Energy, in Sioux Falls, SD and had the opportunity to counsel biomedical licensing start-up Nuo-Therapeutics (Cytomedix). Vik embarked upon his legal career in commercial litigation with Robert F. Coleman & Associates in Chicago, IL.

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