The Intellectual Property Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP provides comprehensive legal services in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and biomedical sectors. We represent large companies with a global presence as well as start-ups, spin-offs, universities, medical schools and foundations. Working closely with attorneys in other practice areas throughout the firm, we are able to service all the needs of our life sciences clients, which includes helping them to secure funding; form corporations; identify, manage and enforce intellectual property rights; identify and enter into strategic alliances; secure regulatory approval; and achieve corporate compliance.
Our Intellectual Property attorneys are experienced in patenting a wide range of technologies. We also counsel clients about patentability, patent strategy, portfolio management, inventorship, ownership, patent landscapes, activities of competitors, identification of niche markets, infringement, patent validity, freedom-to-operate, confidentiality and trade secrets. We prepare and negotiate license, distribution, sponsored research, work-for-hire, confidentiality and other types of agreements. When patent disputes arise, our experienced patent litigators assist clients in every aspect of litigation and dispute resolution. Our attorneys have successfully pursued actions against infringers in federal courts across the country and before international trade organizations and administrative bodies.
Our attorneys also serve as consultants to major biotechnology and pharmaceutical trade associations, as well as university organizations on technology transfer issues.