Patent Counseling & Prosecution – Life Sciences

Partner with game changing innovators and their investors to align patent strategy with business strategy

Why Cooley
  • International patent team of 100+ life sciences and medical device lawyers and patent professionals (vast majority hold PhDs, MDs or other advanced degrees) across the US, UK and Europe
  • One of the largest dedicated life sciences and medical device patent teams of any law firm in the US
  • 750+ life sciences and medical device patent clients worldwide 
  • 3,500+ life sciences and medical device patent applications filed globally for clients in 2020
  • Routinely tapped to handle the IP diligence aspects of high-value investments, M&A deals, capital market offerings and other transactions 
  • Deep expertise across all aspects of life sciences and medical devices including agricultural science, biological and small organic therapeutic compounds and uses, chemicals and materials science, drug discovery tools, genomics, molecular diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and proteomics
  • Robust, full-service life sciences platform allows for seamless collaboration with lawyers across related areas including partnering and licensing, strategic transactions and collaboration deals, venture financing, M&A, capital markets, litigation and FDA/regulatory

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Empowering entrepreneurs and growth companies

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Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year– LMG Life Sciences, 2020 Honoree


investor-side and company-side patent due diligence reviews in life sciences deals and transactions


Patent applications filed globally for clients in 2020

Group contacts
Ivor Elrifi Partner New York, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer Partner Palo Alto
Michael Tuscan Partner in Charge – Washington, DC Washington, DC
Bill Christiansen Partner Seattle
Heidi A. Erlacher Partner in Charge – Boston Boston
Erich Veitenheimer Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Thomas Blinka Of Counsel Washington, DC
Dean Farmer Partner Boston
Carol Laherty Partner Seattle
Matthew Langer Partner New York
Bonnie Weiss McLeod Of Counsel Washington, DC
Chris Holly Partner Washington, DC
Erik Milch Partner Reston
Colm Murphy Partner London
Matthew Pavao Partner Boston
Scott Talbot Partner Reston
Scott Weston Partner Boston
Fraser Brown Partner Washington, DC
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