Our Life Sciences Litigation and Post-Grant Proceedings Services
Our team is comprised of both litigators and counselors who represent biotechnology and pharmaceutical (“biopharma”) companies in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Having a deep bench of lawyers with scientific experience gives our clients the upper hand in litigation before US courts and the PTO. Our team includes dozens of practitioners with advanced degrees in the life sciences, including medicinal chemists with over twenty years of experience and those with experience at pharmaceutical companies.
We have a high success rate before the PTAB and in the federal courts (both at the district court and appellate level). Our life sciences counselors work in conjunction with our life science litigators to navigate complex disputes, including parallel proceedings in the federal courts and the PTAB. Our team has handled complex disputes ranging from novel therapies to drug formulations and medical devices.
Our strategic representation is focused on wins for our clients. This can mean a non-institution decision with a favorable claim construction, an outright win, or a favorable settlement and termination.
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What we do
We have extensive experience in developing case winning strategies and doing the day-to-day work that is required in complex legal disputes involving small molecule drugs, biologics, biotechnology, and medical devices. Our group has handled dozens of life sciences cases in federal district and appellate courts, including ANDA (or Hatch-Waxman) cases and cases seeking freedom to operate. We have also advocated for our biopharma clients in arbitrations, mediations, and contested PTO proceedings, including numerous post-grant proceedings before the PTAB.
In addition, our group has years of experience coordinating global patent litigation and prosecution activities. We also have a deep understanding of the regulatory approval processes for biopharma products, which permits us to advise clients on patent regulatory strategies from the earliest stages of research through regulatory approval and commercialization.
Our professionals are remarkably versatile in their ability to master complicated subject matters in a variety of specialized fields and to use that information to develop sophisticated arguments. We also have extensive experience working with world-renowned professionals to develop such arguments and to present highly technical information in an understandable way in the courtroom.
We strive to handle each case in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We assemble a team that is lean, flexible, and efficient while also representing the best that our group has to offer in terms of experience. In addition, we use WBD’s own internal document review services to significantly reduce the cost of document discovery, typically one of the most expensive phases of any litigation.