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Life Sciences

Taking on the Complex

The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are two of the most complex areas when it comes to patents. If you’re in the frustrating position of not getting anywhere because you can’t get anything allowed, you’ve come to the right place. We take on difficult cases because with our 30 plus years of experience, we’ve seen many situations before and know what to do. We don’t just prosecute patents, we also draft many of the applications so we have the experience of learning the ins and outs of the product/invention while we work closely with the inventor throughout the process.

About this Industry

Patent Office Knowledge

We have often sat down with the patent office examiners in face-to-face interviews to maximize your chance of securing your patent. Getting the information first-hand about what we need to do to move the process along is invaluable when it comes to saving you time in the prosecution of your patent. We know how the office works, who to talk to and the policies. We attend the patent office meetings for our industry, read the patent office register to stay up-to-date on the latest changes and stay current on anything that could affect your path to prosecution. We will always go the extra mile to work to get the best result for our client.

Strength of Opinion Work

The nationally known opinion work of our senior attorneys will address your most pressing questions. Writing the number of opinions we do ensures we stay current with changes in the laws and any legal developments to avoid unwanted rejections. Our opinion work covers validity, infringement and patentability so you are in a better position to enforce your portfolio. Our mapping software helps us in this process to see differences in patents in an easy visual format.

Our Expertise

With over 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology IP attorneys you can be assured we have the knowledge and background to handle any challenges that arise. Our attorneys hold numerous degrees including masters and PhDs in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, organic chemistry, genetics and other biotechnology fields. We have worked on patent projects across a broad spectrum including:

  • Agricultural chemistry
  • Biofuels and biomass conversion
  • Biophysical engineering
  • Chemical and biotech processing
  • Diagnostics and methods of medical treatment
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Enzymology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Paints, resins and protective coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers
  • Stem Cell Technology
  • Transgenic plants and animals
  • Veterinary medicine and diagnostic
Practicing Attorneys
Philip Alford
Timothy Bianchi
Senior Attorney
Ryan Connell
Trevor Lind Website Bio Picture
Senior Attorney
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Jessica McDonald
Trademark Principal