Protecting your intellectual property
Genetics, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Specialty Chemicals and allied fields are right at the leading edge of human knowledge development.
Developments such as these aren’t easy to achieve, but they have significant value – and that value needs to be incentivized, financed, protected, tested, deployed, commercialized and defended.
Withers’ lawyers regularly handle all types of work in these fields, serving a diverse range of clients – scientists, sponsors, manufacturers, distributors, investors.
Many have a technical or scientific background themselves, with PhDs on the team in all the key subject matters. Key leaders of the team even have in-house experience, including as chief patent counsel for a joint venture by two large pharmaceutical companies, enabling unique insight into the challenges and the opportunities – from the mundane to the sublime.
This combined experience means we can handle all your needs quickly and effectively. We understand the technology, the regulation, the competition, the capital constraints and returns within a commercial environment.
Protecting your interests
The wider landscape around pharmaceuticals and allied fields is uncertain. Businesses are adapting to shifts in politics and regulations, technology and markets.
That makes enabling your work even more important, and this is a huge priority for us. From prosecuting applications for new drugs, to drawing up agreements to protect know-how, to facilitating investments, spinoffs or mergers and acquisitions, to litigating infringements, the Withers team can help both recognize and realise the value of what you do.
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