Our attorneys draw on extensive scientific and industry experience to develop innovative, comprehensive legal solutions that advance our clients’ strategic business goals. Our team represents clients of all sizes, from start-ups and emerging businesses to established regional, national, and international companies.
Our Life Sciences litigation experience spans four continents and ranges broadly from successful jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States to negotiating commercial resolutions in Asia, South America and Europe. We have served as counsel for companies including Bayer, Fresenius, Merck, Pfizer, 3M/McGhan and INC Research, and handled matters ranging from pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, toxic tort, antitrust, and intellectual property to general commercial litigation, appellate work, medical malpractice, fraud and abuse, whistleblower matters, and government enforcement and investigations.
In mass tort pharmaceutical litigation, our experience is unmatched. Our attorneys have:
As a founding member of the Pfizer Legal Alliance, we have been at the center of its transformative effects on the roles of and relationships between fellow outside and inside counsel.
Protecting and leveraging valuable intellectual property is essential to our clients’ ability to develop and maintain their market shares. We assist clients in managing all aspects of their IP portfolios, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Our IP attorneys regularly file domestic and international patent and trademark applications, and handle prosecution and post-issuance maintenance for many clients, including publicly traded companies with large portfolios. We have represented clients on intellectual property matters in more than 120 countries.
A number of our patent attorneys studied the biological sciences at the graduate and undergraduate level, including genetics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, regulation of cell growth, oncogenesis, regulations of signal transduction pathways, pharmacology, microbiology, natural products biochemistry, and general and organic chemistry. Five of our patent attorneys hold master’s degrees and PhDs in the life sciences.
The Life Sciences industry team also counsels clients regarding the strategic use and acquisition of intellectual property, assisting with licensing, development, joint venture and technology transfer agreements, as well as confidentiality agreements, university-industry relations, and sponsored research projects. In addition, we help clients enforce their IP rights, providing litigation counsel along with a full range of arbitration and mediation services.
To assist companies with a range of general business needs, attorneys on our Life Sciences industry team: