Patent Counseling & Prosecution – Life Sciences

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

Why Cooley
  • 100+ life sciences patent lawyers and professionals (with PhDs, MDs or other advanced degrees) across the US and Europe
  • One of the largest dedicated life sciences and medical device patent teams of any law firm in the US
  • 750+ life sciences patent clients worldwide 
  • 4,500+ patent applications filed globally for clients in 2019
  • 31,000+ patents under our management across 120+ jurisdictions worldwide
  • 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 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
  • Partner with trailblazing startups, high-growth companies, and billion-dollar industry leaders, some of whom have trusted us to build their entire patent portfolios from the ground up
  • 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
Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year– LMG Life Sciences, 2019 Finalist

4,500+

Patent applications filed globally for clients in 2019

1,000+

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

Powerhouse firm representing major corporations and emerging entities in the life sciences industry– Chambers
Group Contacts
Ivor Elrifi Partner, New York
Michael Tuscan Partner in Charge - Washington, DC
Erich Veitenheimer Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Mika Reiner Mayer Partner, Palo Alto
Thomas Blinka Partner, Washington, DC
Bill Christiansen Partner, Seattle
Heidi A. Erlacher Partner in Charge - Boston
Dean Farmer Partner, Boston
Carol Laherty Partner, Seattle
Matthew Langer Partner, New York
Bonnie Weiss McLeod 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
Chris Holly Partner, Washington, DC
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