Life Sciences


Specialized legal counsel for a complex industry

The life sciences sector, especially biotechnology, is one in which companies require highly specialized intellectual property (IP) counsel. The complex life cycle of a life sciences innovation demands a broad range of IP and business expertise combined with deep scientific knowledge. For over 20 years, Clark+Elbing has met this need.

From entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, clients turn to us for matters involving:

  • Domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Patent life cycle management
  • Patent due diligence in corporate and capital funding transactions
  • Licensing agreements
  • Patentability and freedom-to-operate investigations
  • Inventorship analysis
  • White space analysis
  • Post-grant proceedings

The right stuff

With a team of experienced IP lawyers holding advanced degrees in cutting-edge areas of science, Clark+Elbing covers the entire spectrum of life science IP practice. We work closely with inventors, emerging and established companies, investors, and universities to help them maximize and protect their IP assets. Our pedigree, experience, and skills, combined with our unique ability to speak your language, enable us to render practical legal advice that allows you to take on the complex and competitive demands you face in areas including:

  • Antibodies
  • Biomarkers
  • Cell-based therapies
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetically-modified animals
  • Genomics
  • Immunotherapies
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiome therapies
  • Multiplex assays
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Nucleic acids
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Peptides
  • Plant and agricultural technology
  • Proteomics
  • Stem cell technology
  • Therapeutic methods