Biotechnology is one of the firm’s core disciplines and our attorneys have considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of IP protection in this field and have worked with numerous biotech companies based in the UK and overseas.
We appreciate how important it is not only to fully understand the client's technology but also their business. This means gaining a thorough understanding of their commercial activities and aspirations, as well as those of their competitors and collaborators. To provide the best strategic advice, we work hard to develop a full understanding of our client's needs and appreciate that these are constantly changing and evolving.
Our attorneys have expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for technically complex inventions. Specific areas in which we have worked in the past include gene regulation, gene therapy, immuno-therapeutics, stem cell technology, nucleic acids and protein products, and cell culturing techniques.
In addition to assisting our clients to obtain patent protection in the field of biotechnology, we also have vast experience of providing advice on potential infringement. We also prepare due diligence reports, especially for use in connection with company acquisitions and raising funding, and we also have experience of attending meetings with potential investors to advise on the value of our clients' patent portfolios.
Contentious proceedings regularly arise in this highly competitive field and we have extensive experience of handling oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office.
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