Biotechnology

Biotechnology uses living organisms and their derivatives to improve our lives. It has applications in human and animal health, food production, non-food industrial uses and environmental uses. The sector spans diverse inventions including biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic methods, genetically modified crops, biofuels and environmental bioremediation. It is crucial to protect the products of expensive and time consuming R&D with a strong IP portfolio and to defend innovation against infringement.

How we can help

We are a focussed, specialist group of attorneys representing and advising multinational companies, universities and SMEs that carry out leading R&D to obtain, manage and defend their worldwide IP rights and to challenge third party IP rights. We also advise on due diligence, freedom to operate, patentability, infringement, and mergers and acquisitions matters.

We have a multidisciplinary team with technical backgrounds and experience in the chemical and biological fields, and a wealth of experience in brand protection. We have advised on biologics such as therapeutic antibodies, blood products, gene therapies, stem cells and vaccines, diagnostic methods for animal and human health applications such as those based on DNA, RNA and the microbiome, plant variety rights and biofuel production.

We are ideally placed to protect your biotechnology technology via patents, plant variety rights (plant breeder rights), supplementary protection certificates or trade marks.

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020 3904 3365

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Case Studies

Case Study

Extract Technology

Securing patent rights before a product launch

When you need patents drafted quickly for a very technical product, it helps to bring in a real industry expert to get to grips with the invention.

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Case Study

Anonymous medical client

Taking a scalpel to a European patent

We identified a fatal flaw and entirely revoked a competitor’s patent on the rare basis of insufficiency.

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Case Study

Extract Technology

Securing patent rights before a product launch

When you need patents drafted quickly for a very technical product, it helps to bring in a real industry expert to get to grips with the invention.

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Blogs

Patents

07-03-2019

​Patentability of plants or animals — the Boards of Appeal of the EPO Boards of Appeal assert authority

A new EPO decision clarifies aspects of its position, but leaves many questions unanswered...

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Patents

12-11-2018

Tea — a simple cuppa, or the elixir of youth?

It turns out that a decent cuppa can prevent disease and fight ageing... we break down the science.

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IP tips

26-10-2018

Patent Box — four considerations to secure tax relief on profits from patented products

You might be entitled to tax relief on profits earned from your patented inventions.

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Key people

Find out more about our biotechnology team.

London

Leeds

Dr Clair Curran

Senior Patent Attorney

London

Edith Penty Geraets

Patent Attorney

Leeds

Dr Jenny Smith

Patent Assistant

London

Mark Green

Partner

Cardiff

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