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.

All our life sciences patent portfolio lawyers hold advanced degrees spanning chemistry, biology and other life science technologies. We pride ourselves on being problem solvers, and on providing clear, focused, practical advice. We have achieved notable success with our clients, including obtaining patent protection that has held up under third party challenge and crafting strategies that maximize patent term and coverage.

Our life sciences patent lawyers work hand in hand with our strong corporate governance, financing, and intellectual property litigation teams to assure that best intellectual property strategy is in place to foster company and product growth and minimize risk.

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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 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.

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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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Life Sciences Emerging Companies

Forming, operating and financing an emerging life sciences company can be challenging and time consuming. The experienced lawyers on Goodwin’s Life Sciences team can help guide you through these matters in addition to the varied legal issues that emerging life sciences companies face, allowing you to focus on your core business. The market is competitive and fast-paced, and our team has unparalleled experience representing emerging life sciences companies ­– from formation through financing to an exit event. In just the last three years the Goodwin Life Sciences team has advised life science companies on over 170 life sciences equity financing deals alone. Our team takes the time to get to know and understand you and your business so that we can better advise you.

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Patent Prosecution + Counseling

When others attempt to infringe or misappropriate our clients’ patent rights, we vigorously assert and protect those rights. Goodwin’s Patent Prosecution + Counseling Practice draws from more than 100 intellectual property specialists across the firm. Our patent attorneys are devoted to developing and implementing sophisticated patent procurement, management and exploitation policies to further our clients’ business goals. We serve a diverse array of domestic and international companies, procuring and enforcing patent rights, providing proactive counsel to determine the patent rights of others, and in conjunction with our IP Litigation practice, defending against infringement claims.
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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 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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Life Sciences Emerging Companies

Forming, operating and financing an emerging life sciences company can be challenging and time consuming. The experienced lawyers on Goodwin’s Life Sciences team can help guide you through these matters in addition to the varied legal issues that emerging life sciences companies face, allowing you to focus on your core business. The market is competitive and fast-paced, and our team has unparalleled experience representing emerging life sciences companies ­– from formation through financing to an exit event. In just the last three years the Goodwin Life Sciences team has advised life science companies on over 170 life sciences equity financing deals alone. Our team takes the time to get to know and understand you and your business so that we can better advise you.

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Patent Prosecution + Counseling
When others attempt to infringe or misappropriate our clients’ patent rights, we vigorously assert and protect those rights. Goodwin’s Patent Prosecution + Counseling Practice draws from more than 100 intellectual property specialists across the firm. Our patent attorneys are devoted to developing and implementing sophisticated patent procurement, management and exploitation policies to further our clients’ business goals. We serve a diverse array of domestic and international companies, procuring and enforcing patent rights, providing proactive counsel to determine the patent rights of others, and in conjunction with our IP Litigation practice, defending against infringement claims.
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