AREA OF EXPERTISE: BIOTECHNOLOGY
No area of
technology presents more complex intellectual property issues
than biotechnology and life sciences.
is the rapid development of scientific disciplines, such as
molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, etc., which produce novel subject matter to
include cloned genes, nucleic acid probes, transgenic plants, gene chips, enzymes, and the uses of many of these
reason is that intellectual property law has changed remarkably
since the 1980 landmark Supreme Court decision in the
Chakrabarty case which held that living organisms are patentable
Many of the
developments in intellectual property law have a unique
application to biotechnology,
such as the laws and regulations relating to biological
deposits, sequence listings, patentability of ESTs, and the
nonobviousness of biotechnology processes.
has earned its reputation based on the extensive training and
experience, both scientific and legal, of its professional
to obtain for our clients the best protection available through
a thorough and creative approach in preparing and prosecuting
patent applications, negotiating and drafting license
agreements, collaborative research, development and marketing
agreements, materials transfer agreements and other types of
agreements relating to biotechnology.
The scientific education and industry experience,
coupled with the legal education and experience of our attorneys
and technical advisors,
enables us to develop unique strategies to protect our clients'