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.

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