Life Sciences

Whatever the technology, we have the expertise

A blockbuster drug, the latest cancer immunotherapy, a breakthrough in gene editing technology: clients choose us when it matters. Collaborative to the core, we work to create commercially-focussed strategies with our clients at the heart of every important decision.  Whatever the sector, we have the expertise to protect and defend your IP, including in the areas of biotechnology, small molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics and healthcare

A trusted advisor, not an arm’s length provider

 We take great care in getting to know our clients, their businesses and their aspirations. Gaining that understanding and entering into a trusted partnership, we are perfectly positioned to provide creative and original solutions when our clients are faced by even the biggest challenges and barriers. Clients know that this sets us apart, so they come to us for our commercially-minded, no-nonsense advice.

Unrivalled experience at every stage of the patent life cycle

We are often called upon by our start-up clients to devise commercially-focussed IP strategies that align with the objectives of the business.  This includes patent drafting and filing strategies, as well as invention capture and portfolio management.

With an impressive track-record of success in contentious proceedings, such as European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions and appeals, and supporting UK Court proceedings, we are well known for our insightful advice, freedom to operate analysis, and infringement and validity opinions. We also bring a wealth of experience handling highly valuable Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), as well as advice on follow-on patent strategies to extend patent protections for high-value products.

Innovators recognise that we are at the forefront of our field

Our life sciences attorneys have advanced academic and practical sector experience, and advise on all key technologies, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, microbiology, synthetic biology, vaccines, cellular and stem cell therapies, next generation sequencing, diagnostics, immuno-oncology, food technology and nutrition.

We are vocal members of high-profile industry bodies, such as the UK BioIndustry Association, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Life Science Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. It’s just one reason why our clients trust us to work with them throughout the lifetime of their patents.

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