Intellectual property is the lifeblood of businesses in the life sciences industry: obtaining, protecting, and monetizing IP assets is essential to maintaining or gaining a competitive foothold in the market.

Maschoff Brennan advises life sciences companies of all sizes, along with academic and research institutions, on strategies for developing, protecting, and commercializing business assets. They know that they can rely on us for practical, efficient solutions rooted in a sophisticated knowledge of their business that only comes from deep immersion in the industry and decades of dedicated service.

We also help life sciences companies grow through technology transfer transactions, including patent and technology licenses, cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs), material transfer agreements (MTAs), sponsored agreements, co-development and joint marketing agreements, and manufacturing agreements.

Our attorneys and patent agents have real-world experience in the life sciences industries and hold advanced degrees in scientific and technical fields, including PhDs in the areas of chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, and biomedicine, enabling us to fully understand our client's business and objectives.

Clients in the life sciences industry turn to us for:

  • Obtaining patents for new technologies

  • Converting invention disclosures into protectable IP assets

  • Writing opinions and providing ongoing counseling for new and evolving products

  • Litigation services, including representation in Hatch-Waxman cases

  • Strategically building and managing patent portfolios

  • Handling regulatory and government-related matters

  • Drafting licenses, transactions, and agreements

  • Counseling on IP management and monetization strategies

  • Providing trademark and copyright services, and advertising protection

  • Advocating our client’s position in post-grant reviews, reexaminations, and reissues