Verrill's patent attorneys specialize in assisting biotech and life science clients at every level from university research, to startups, to mid-market and large corporations. We understand the challenges of leveraging funding for product development from dynamic research programs in a competitive environment. We're experienced in US and foreign patent prosecution, patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, opinions related to non-infringement, invalidity, freedom to operate, inventorship disputes, licensing, portfolio analysis, and competitor analysis.

Our patent prosecutors have extensive experience dealing with patent eligibility matters and work with a wide array of technologies including the following:

  • Antibodies
  • Aptamers
  • Aquaculture
  • Biofuels
  • Cancer therapies and vaccines
  • CAR T-cells
  • Cell culture
  • Chromatography systems
  • CRISPR technology
  • Drug delivery vehicles
  • Drug formulation
  • ELISA
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Food science and enzymes
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic adjuvants
  • Genomics
  • Immunotherapeutics
  • Industrial chemical and biochemical processes
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Microscopy technology and image analysis
  • Modular agricultural systems
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nucleic acids
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Probes
  • Proteins
  • Sequencing technology
  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals
  • Spectrometry
  • Stem cells
  • Targeting of drugs and biologics
  • Test kits
  • Transgenic animals
  • Treatment of diabetes and metabolic diseases
  • Viral vectors

Examples of how our patent attorneys have helped their biotech clients include:

  • Quickly established a patent portfolio in the competitive CAR T-cell space to support funding efforts of a biotech startup.
  • Assisted an instrumentation company in an inventorship dispute with its research collaborator, resulting in the company establishing its own patent portfolio.
  • Obtained broad patent coverage for a biologics formulations company to support its partnering efforts.

Firm Highlights

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

Well, that didn’t take long! Earlier this month I posted a short piece describing a two-to-two circuit split on the question of whether a foreign private arbitration panel is a “foreign or international tribunal&rdquo...

News

Verrill Welcomes Litigator Anuj Khetarpal

(September 30, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Anuj Khetarpal to the firm as a member of both the Litigation & Trial Group and Health Care & Life Sciences Group. At...

Blog

401(k) Plan Sponsors – Time to Focus on Compliance with the SECURE Act’s Eligibility and Vesting Rules for Long-Term, Part-Time Employees

As noted in our January 7, 2020 Client Advisory , the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) requires 401(k) plans to allow certain long-term, part-time employees to...

Event

NWCDN Workers' Compensation in a Post-COVID World

Join the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and the WorkersCompensation.com Center for a live virtual seminar. This year, due to COVID concerns, the organization has partnered with WorkersCompensation.com to bring you two virtual...

Blog

What Employers Need to Know About The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - An Animation

Navigating the ins and outs of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) can be difficult for employers. This animation seeks to illustrate some of the most important takeaways. Transcript: Hi, I'm Tawny, a...

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Verrill Honors Robin Murphy with Annual Roger A. Putnam Community Service Award

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Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...

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Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...

Event

2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit, Part Three

We are happy to be sponsoring Maine Center for Entrepreneurs' 2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit. Join for its third of three parts to hear from an impressive panel of entrepreneurs on what it takes...

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Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...