Pierce Atwood’s life sciences practice includes lawyers with a broad range of legal, business, and scientific expertise.

Our interdisciplinary life sciences team comprises attorneys skilled at corporate law, IP transactions, patent and trademark prosecution and counseling, patent post-grant, and IP litigation, working together to provide clients with sound legal advice and creative solutions.

Our life sciences attorneys have substantial experience in representing both nonprofit institutions and corporate clients, from start-ups to large multinationals. We assist these clients in a diverse range of matters, both with respect to the nature of the technology involved – organic chemistry; molecular and cellular biology; genetics and pharmacology, for example – and the nature of the matter, including:

  • General corporate and business counseling
  • M&A and investment transactions
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio development
  • Opinion work including patentability, infringement, validity and freedom to operate
  • IP transactional, including licensing, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements, research collaboration and materials transfer agreements and transactional due diligence

Notable among our life sciences corporate clients are companies active in molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, medical devices, and regenerative medicine. We have also assisted some of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic and research institutions in connection with developing valuable international patent portfolios. The licensing of these valuable portfolios has been an important source of ongoing revenue for both corporate and nonprofit clients.

Our team includes a number of attorneys with PhDs in disciplines including immunology and chemistry. Many of our attorneys have worked in the life science industry in legal and technical capacities. We understand the industry and are committed to fielding a team of capable attorneys with the expertise required to guide life science companies through the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.