Powell Gilbert has true strength and depth of expertise in the Life Sciences sector, illustrated by the fact that many of our lawyers have degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences, four of them having PhDs in molecular biology. Added to which we have a true sector focus and an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the commercial issues it faces.
We represent clients in patent cases before the UK courts and are often involved in parallel EPO opposition proceedings and multi-jurisdictional litigation. We counsel on ancillary regulatory matters, SPCs and product lifecycle management, including parallel import and re-packaging issues.
We provide strategic advice on the management and enforcement of IP rights and are experienced in providing due diligence and freedom to operate opinions in the context of the development, or acquisition, of new pharmaceuticals products.
Within the life sciences sector we have broad technical experience including medical, agricultural and industrial applications. Technical areas in which we have experience include pharmaceuticals, formulation technologies, enantiomers and crystalline forms; protein therapeutics; enzymes; monoclonal antibodies; vaccines; viral vectors; stem cells; genetically modified organisms; RNAi; ELISA and nucleic acid-based diagnostics; medical devices; DNA microarrays and nanotechnology.