Biotechnology is one of our core disciplines and our attorneys are highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of intellectual property in this field. We combine technical expertise with practical experience – our team members have backgrounds in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and research to complement their specialist legal knowledge.

We appreciate how important it is to understand both our clients’ technology and their business. This means gaining a thorough understanding of their commercial activities and changing needs, as well as those of their competitors and collaborators.

In addition, we understand the marketplace, the regulatory requirements, and the commercial importance that a well-managed patent portfolio has in the litigious life sciences industry.

Our team works in all areas of biotechnology and covers inventions across the biotech spectrum. That includes antibodies, immunotherapy, vaccines, bioinformatics and computational biology, cell and gene therapy, diagnostics and therapeutics, gene editing, nucleic acids and sequencing, peptides and proteins, synthetic/structural biology, plant biotechnology and stem cells.

We work with clients of all kinds, including large multinationals, SMEs, universities and start-ups, always tailoring our strategic advice to individual needs.

Our team of patent attorneys includes specialists in drafting, prosecution, freedom-to- operate, due diligence, infringement/validity advice and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs). We also have experts in the European Patent Office (EPO) opposition and appeal process with an enviable track record of success in high-profile cases.

Together, our attorneys deliver exceptional service to our biotech clients, giving accessible, responsive and proactive advice.