Bird & Bird Recognised across the major global directories as a top tier firm for life sciences and healthcare expertise, Bird & Bird is the go-to international law firm for over 50% of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We guide our clients through every aspect of the life cycle of innovative healthcare products and services. With more than 240 lawyers globally and a wealth of first-hand experience from working in industry and regulatory bodies, clients choose us as their strategic partner to guide them through some of their most complex legal challenges. http://www.twobirds.com
Borden Ladner & Gervais Borden Ladner Gervais is a full-service law firm in Canada, with a leading life sciences practice with considerable experience in the protection of intellectual property, financing, commercialisation, licensing, regulatory compliance, advocacy and dispute resolution. Our team includes many individuals who hold PhDs or master's degrees in disciplines relevant to life sciences, bringing an in-depth understanding of the science and technology on which your business is built. A number of our team have held relevant industry-related positions, and provide practical advice that is grounded in a working knowledge of the sector in which your business operates. http://blg.com/en
Burns Levinson At Burns & Levinson, we provide high-level, client-centric and results-oriented legal services to our regional, national and international clients. We are a full-service law firm with over 125 lawyers in Boston, Providence and other regional offices. Our areas of expertise include intellectual property, business/finance, business litigation/dispute resolution, divorce/family law, venture capital/emerging companies, employment, estate planning, government investigations, M&A/private equity, probate/trust litigation, and real estate. We partner with our clients to solve their business and personal legal issues in a collaborative, creative, and cost-effective way. https://www.burnslev.com/
Choate Hall & Stewart Choate is one of the nation’s premier law firms. We have intentionally built Choate to be different from the firms with which we compete. We believe those differences materially benefit our clients and the best and brightest talent which joins us. Choate stands out in a legal marketplace which is crowded, intensely competitive and populated by firms which increasingly look, act and think alike. Our unique model leads to a special client experience. https://www.choate.com/
Dechert Dechert is a global law firm. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel at delivering practical commercial judgement and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence. We are relentless in serving our clients —delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert. http://www.dechert.com
Gowling WLG With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 19 cities across the UK, Canada, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with top-tier legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas. Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience in key global sectors including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, energy, financial services, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate and tech. We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances. Our culture is, above all, about people and teams. http://www.gowlingwlg.com
HGF HGF is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists, with 20 offices throughout Europe. The firm’s patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and IP solicitors provide an integrated IP solution for clients. HGF offers the full range of services expected from leading patent and trademark attorneys and solicitors, but it is our dynamic approach to oppositions and appeals, strategic portfolio development and acquisition due diligence that distinguishes HGF within the IP marketplace. Our specialist teams have expertise and experience covering a range of technical fields including chemistry, engineering, electronics and life sciences. http://www.hgf.com
Hogan Lovells Our team of life sciences IP lawyers are part of Hogan Lovells’ global network which includes more than 500 life sciences and healthcare lawyers. We work closely with you and each other to tackle tough issues and difficult-to-enter markets—no matter where you are today or want to be tomorrow. We combine a global outlook with local knowledge across the life cycle of IP assets: from development to commercialisation, and licensing through to maturity. We don’t only defend, we help you create and grow. Whether you operate in a traditional life sciences industry or are part of a new generation at the intersection of industries, we are the team for you. http://www.hoganlovells.com
Irell & Manella For more than 75 years, Irell & Manella has helped clients resolve their most challenging and complex legal issues. We are known for our track record of successful outcomes as well as the genuine creativity we bring to high-stakes, precedent-setting matters. The firm’s success is rooted in our unflagging commitment to quality and client service. A national leader in intellectual property law, we are also sought out for our wide-ranging experience in litigation, private equity, media and entertainment, securities, class action defence, insurance, global investigations, compliance and bankruptcy, among other disciplines. http://www.irell.com
McDermott Will & Emery McDermott Will & Emery is an industry-leading law firm offering mission-first business solutions that are equally informed by market intelligence and proven experience. Working with life sciences companies around the world, McDermott’s IP team—most of whom have advanced scientific and technical degrees—provides strategic counselling to develop and manage our clients’ patent portfolios and ensure alignment with business objectives. Combining our top-notch courtroom experience with deep scientific capabilities, we partner with clients to develop comprehensive strategies to maximise the value of their IP. Clients appreciate—and value—our ability to deliver real results. http://www.mwe.com
Mewburn Ellis Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s top IP firms. With more than 150 years’ experience, we work with organisations building the brands and technologies that will define tomorrow. We help them use their IP to navigate that journey—to imagine, plan, nurture, protect and deliver their innovations to market. We have 40 partners and over 70 qualified attorneys spread across five offices in Europe, as well as an enthusiastic and highly motivated business services team. Our client-focused working practices and commitment to building long-term relationships make us the IP firm of choice for so many businesses and individuals. https://mewburn.com/
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht Pierce Bainbridge represents life sciences companies in high-stakes IP litigation and commercial disputes. Our clients range from startups developing cutting-edge technologies to producers of some of the world’s leading medicines. Regardless of the size of matter, we apply a lean, aggressive, trial-ready approach focused from the outset on achieving your business objectives. We have the trial experience, technical ability and depth of talent to take on the largest, most complex global disputes. We also assist our clients in transactions, due diligence, and patent strategy, and help smaller companies to protect, enforce and monetise their IP. https://piercebainbridge.com/
Powell Gilbert Powell Gilbert is one of the UK’s leading law firms specialising in intellectual property litigation and advisory work. The firm is recognised as top tier for patent litigation in the life sciences sector, its lawyers having been involved in precedent-setting, highly complex pharma, biotech and medical device cases for decades.
With a successful record before the UK Patents Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and in referrals to the European Court of Justice, the team frequently advises on dispute resolution strategy and supports multinational litigation across Europe, in coordination with other jurisdictions.
All the firm’s lawyers have technical backgrounds, ranging from immunology, biochemistry and chemical engineering to molecular biology and computer sciences. Combined with its European litigation experience this makes Powell Gilbert ideally placed to assist clients in the forthcoming Unified Patents Court (UPC), with its Life Sciences Central division due to be based in London. https://www.powellgilbert.com/home
Ropes & Gray Ropes & Gray’s life sciences IP team consists of experienced litigators and counsellors, patent agents, and technical advisors who provide clients with a full range of IP-related services covering all stages of the business cycle, from initial patent strategy and litigation to licensing and transactions. Our litigation team includes nationally recognised trial and appellate lawyers who combine scientific expertise with courtroom savvy. Bolstered by solid foundations in chemistry and biotechnology, our team has argued in all the important patent venues: the CAFC, PTAB, and federal district courts, including extensively in the districts of Delaware and New Jersey. http://www.ropesgray.com
Smart & Biggar Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest IP and technology law firm. We work with global and domestic businesses and law firms, to help them secure, protect and maximise the value of their innovations and IP investments in Canada. We are consistently recognised as the leading Canadian IP firm by a wide range of third party domestic and international rankings. Our life sciences practice is one of the leading and most experienced teams in Canada for patent prosecution, IP transactions and licensing, litigation and regulatory issues. The firm works with a variety of clients to develop IP strategies from procurement, to enforcement, to licensing of innovations. http://www.smart-biggar.ca/en/index.cfm
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of IP rights. The firm’s integrated practice helps clients develop IP strategy and FTO; prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally; and defend and enforce patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, US Supreme Court, and all forums in between. Our team of attorneys, patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the most respected practitioners of IP law. Most of our professionals hold advanced level degrees, including over 50 with master’s degrees and 50+ more with a doctorate in science or engineering. https://www.sternekessler.com/
Venable Venable is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm. The firm serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organisations on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, international trade, and IP services. On November 1, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto joined Venable creating an 800-attorney firm. With the addition of the Fitzpatrick practice, the firm will more than double its current IP footprint to about 200 attorneys, creating one of the largest IP groups in the country. https://www.venable.com/
White & Case White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.
As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.
In established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.
We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as startup visionaries, governments and state-owned entities. https://www.whitecase.com/