Life Sciences Collaborations + Licensing

In order to survive and thrive, emerging-growth biotech and specialty pharmaceutical companies depend on the ability to strategically develop, exploit and monetize their intellectual property and product portfolios. Goodwin’s licensing and partnering practice does just that. We offer unmatched counsel and a deep bench of talented lawyers located in biotech, medical and scientific innovation centers throughout the United States. Recognized nationally and internationally as experts in the life sciences field, our lawyers advise company clients during their full life cycle, offering unmatched insight into deal terms, trends and industry drivers. Using our extensive expertise, we advise clients on a variety of complex transactions and novel deal structures, including:

  • Global strategic alliances, joint ventures and collaborations
  • Product acquisitions, structured acquisitions, spin-outs and divestitures
  • Intellectual property licensing and royalty monetizations
  • Co-development, co-commercialization, co-promotion and marketing agreements
  • Research, manufacturing, supply, distribution and other services agreements
  • University licenses and other foundational in-license agreements
  • Settlement and license agreements for brand and generic pharmaceutical companies related to ANDA or biosimilars litigation and other patent disputes

BioPharm Insight consistently ranks us among the top five most active legal advisors for global and U.S. biotech/pharma licensing agreements. FierceBiotech named two of Goodwin’s collaboration deals in its list of all time “Top 10 Largest Upfront Deals,” and The New England Venture Capital association named one of our structured M&A deals as “2017 Exit of the Year.”

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Life Sciences

Succeeding in the life sciences industry is as much about strategy and execution as it is about research and development. In this highly competitive business, you need more than the best and brightest ideas – you need a legal and strategic partner that understands the challenges of securing funding, safeguarding intellectual property, establishing partnerships, bringing new products to market, opening up new revenue streams, and protecting existing product lines.

Lawyers in our life sciences practice are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. As part of our interdisciplinary approach, we also collaborate with attorneys in our patent litigation, products liability, employment and tax practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.

With a full service team of highly experienced lawyers resident in key life sciences hubs, our team helps clients find the strategic paths that foster growth and minimize risk across all phases of the corporate life cycle. Motivated by the knowledge that the work that we do with you is improving people’s lives, we serve as an extension of your team so you can focus on your core business.

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Life Sciences M + A

Pricing pressure, the reimbursement landscape, eroding margins, low valuations and the tax-friendly political climate are just a few of the factors positioning the life sciences industry for a ramp-up of M&A activity. The climate will be competitive for both buy and sell side prospects, and expert legal advice is critical for companies to be able to seize attractive, strategic opportunities. Thinking about M&A, even as a mere twinkle in your strategic plan? Goodwin can help.

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Life Sciences Patent Prosecution + Counseling

Intellectual property protection is a crucial component for all life science companies. Our life sciences patent lawyers, patent agents and technical staff help assure that the best intellectual property strategy is in place to position and secure intellectual property protection, including patent protection, of our client’s core technology and lead therapeutic moieties, including small molecules, biologics, formulations, delivery systems, companion diagnostics, and medical devices. We have extensive experience in providing intellectual property diligence and assessment of patent landscapes to assist our clients, including operating companies, investors and financial institutions in connection with funding events, including public offerings and private financings, and to solidifying intellectual property positions for acquisition or other exit strategies.

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Life Sciences IPOs + Capital Markets

Life sciences companies face unique issues in accessing capital markets, including matters related to due diligence, public relations, regulatory and intellectual property. Goodwin offers a team of sophisticated life sciences lawyers who have expertise with these issues and extensive experience across the full breadth of equity and debt capital markets, advising issuers, sponsors, underwriters and investors in a variety of transactions to ensure deals close smoothly and in a timely way.

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Related Practices
Life Sciences

Succeeding in the life sciences industry is as much about strategy and execution as it is about research and development. In this highly competitive business, you need more than the best and brightest ideas – you need a legal and strategic partner that understands the challenges of securing funding, safeguarding intellectual property, establishing partnerships, bringing new products to market, opening up new revenue streams, and protecting existing product lines.

Lawyers in our life sciences practice are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. As part of our interdisciplinary approach, we also collaborate with attorneys in our patent litigation, products liability, employment and tax practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.

With a full service team of highly experienced lawyers resident in key life sciences hubs, our team helps clients find the strategic paths that foster growth and minimize risk across all phases of the corporate life cycle. Motivated by the knowledge that the work that we do with you is improving people’s lives, we serve as an extension of your team so you can focus on your core business.

Read More
Life Sciences M + A

Pricing pressure, the reimbursement landscape, eroding margins, low valuations and the tax-friendly political climate are just a few of the factors positioning the life sciences industry for a ramp-up of M&A activity. The climate will be competitive for both buy and sell side prospects, and expert legal advice is critical for companies to be able to seize attractive, strategic opportunities. Thinking about M&A, even as a mere twinkle in your strategic plan? Goodwin can help.

Read More
Life Sciences Patent Prosecution + Counseling

Intellectual property protection is a crucial component for all life science companies. Our life sciences patent lawyers, patent agents and technical staff help assure that the best intellectual property strategy is in place to position and secure intellectual property protection, including patent protection, of our client’s core technology and lead therapeutic moieties, including small molecules, biologics, formulations, delivery systems, companion diagnostics, and medical devices. We have extensive experience in providing intellectual property diligence and assessment of patent landscapes to assist our clients, including operating companies, investors and financial institutions in connection with funding events, including public offerings and private financings, and to solidifying intellectual property positions for acquisition or other exit strategies.

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Life Sciences IPOs + Capital Markets

Life sciences companies face unique issues in accessing capital markets, including matters related to due diligence, public relations, regulatory and intellectual property. Goodwin offers a team of sophisticated life sciences lawyers who have expertise with these issues and extensive experience across the full breadth of equity and debt capital markets, advising issuers, sponsors, underwriters and investors in a variety of transactions to ensure deals close smoothly and in a timely way.

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Kingsley L. Taft

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Christopher J. Denn

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