Life Sciences Intellectual Property

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Clients include some of the largest blue-chip companies active in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology sectors. - Chambers USA

We have a deep bench of intellectual property litigation attorneys with significant experience representing life sciences clients in complex, high-stakes patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation matters. Kirkland's representations in this field range from some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to biotechnology companies still in the development stage. Our attorneys have handled cases involving all aspects of the life sciences industry, including pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, antibodies, immunotherapies, vaccines, diagnostics, gene expression, protein synthesis, DNA cloning and sequencing, DNA array technology and medical devices. We have an extensive jury and bench trial record in these high-tech cases, and a sophisticated appellate practice to protect our clients’ successes at the trial level. In addition to litigation, our attorneys provide strategic advice regarding patent and product life cycles.

More than a third of the lawyers in our intellectual property group are engineers and scientists trained with degrees and professional backgrounds directly applicable to the life sciences field, including biology, chemistry, biophysics, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, genetics, physiology and neuroscience. In any matter, we bring to bear the experience of all groups within the Firm as we help our clients develop commercialization or litigation strategies.

Nationally Recognized Life Sciences Practice

Chambers USA, 2009–2020

Nationally Recognized Life Sciences Practice

The Legal 500 United States, 2018–2020

Tier 1 in Life Sciences

IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property, 2014–2020