Sutherland’s biotechnology and life sciences practice spans a broad range of legal services for clients, including intellectual property, corporate organization and financing, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) counseling, tax counseling, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Our intellectual property attorneys are adept at handling patentability opinions, patent drafting, international patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate opinions, licenses and other technology transfer agreements, due diligence, patent landscaping, intellectual property litigation, interferences and foreign oppositions.
In addition to their law degrees, the majority of our intellectual property attorneys hold pertinent advanced technical degrees in areas including molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, cellular biology, medicine, pharmacology, neuroscience, biochemistry and biomedical engineering. Many of our attorneys also have relevant industry experience, having worked in a variety of professions ranging from practicing medicine to performing biomedical research. Our technical and industry knowledge, coupled with broad patent prosecution, licensing and litigation experience, give us a keen understanding of the legal issues affecting businesses in the biotechnology industry.
Sutherland’s biotechnology industry clients range from nonprofit research institutions to bio-entrepreneurial enterprises and multinational corporations. Our attorneys have helped clients protect and commercialize technologies in areas that include:
- Agricultural biotechnology
- Biotechnology research tools
- Drug delivery systems
- Environmental biocompatibility
- Genetic expression systems
- Implantable biomedical devices
- Molecular microarray diagnostics
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Nanobiotechnology labels
- Pharmaceuticals and biotherapeutics
- Stem cells and tissue engineering
- Vaccines and prophylactics
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