Sectors / Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Our life sciences practice covers the whole area of pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical device technology. Our lawyers and patent agents, many of whom have relevant technical as well as legal qualifications, have acted on behalf of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in many of the blockbuster pharmaceutical and biotech patent cases, including SPC cases, over the years. We act for a vast number of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Clients come to our lawyers and patent agents because they know that their products and IP rights are in good hands.

We also assist the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry across the whole field of regulatory and data exclusivity law. We identify and plug any holes in the protection portfolio. We help in drafting licenses and advise on what can and cannot be done in terms of product promotion and advertising. We provide support to pharmaceutical companies faced with investigation by national and European competition authorities. We help our clients carry out internal investigations and audits to identify unauthorised parallel trade and product diversion. We use the latest search and seizure tools to investigate and eradicate dealings in counterfeit medicines and medical devices.

Our clients recognise that our technical expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology give us a real edge over our peers.