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Life Sciences

Our life sciences team has gained a deserved reputation for providing clients with a quality service, combining technical expertise with special legal knowledge.

Our team has substantial expertise in relation to inventions in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, ranging from large multinational pharma companies to UK-based biotech start-ups, as well as health research centres and hospitals, and university technology transfer departments and their spin-out companies. Our team has significant technical expertise in the areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices, healthcare, biotechnology and chemistry, and we understand the market place, the regulatory requirements, and the commercial importance that a well-managed patent portfolio has in the litigious life sciences industry. In addition to acquiring IP rights, we also provide Freedom-to-Operate and validity advice, formulate patent strategies to minimise risk, provide initial patent landscaping assessments, provide detailed infringement opinions ahead of the closure of commercial contracts, as well as attacking and defending patents to enhance our clients’ commercial position.

We can also assess your proposed branding from the point of view of registrability and recommend changes to help you obtain registered trade mark protection.

  • Genesis 2021

  • Would a Patent Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines be Effective?

  • EPO Considers Antibodies Defined by Reference to Deposited Hybridomas

  • Kirsty Simpson presenting at Oxford Global Cell UK pre-event

  • BioForward 2021

  • Supreme Court rules on whether asserting an invalid patent is a tort of causing loss by unlawful means

  • BioTrinity Conference 2021

  • OBN Awards 2020: Venner Shipley on Judging Panel

  • BIO Korea 2021