Patent Counseling & Prosecution – Life Sciences

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

Why Cooley
  • We look at patents as business assets to help our clients get to the next level
  • 90+ life sciences patent lawyers and professionals (90% with graduate degrees) across the US and UK 
  • The largest life sciences patent practice in the US
  • 500+ life sciences patent clients worldwide 
  • Obtained issuance of 1,250+ life sciences patents across 60+ jurisdictions in 2015
  • 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 billion-dollar industry leaders and trailblazing startups, some of whom have trusted us to build their entire patent portfolios from the ground up
  • Clients include Ablexis, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Adare Pharma, Allen Institute for Brain Science, ArQule, aTyr Pharma, Auris Medical, bluebird bio, Cerenis Therapeutics, Emergent BioSolutions, Epizyme, FORMA Therapeutics, Freedom Innovations, Insmed, Intarcia Therapeutics, Intuity Medical, Intersect ENT, kaléo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MiRagen Therapeutics, Moderna Therapeutics, NanoString Technologies, Novavax, Oculeve, Ophthotech Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, SentreHEART, Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Tendyne, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, W.L. Gore & Associates
Powerhouse firm representing major corporations and emerging entities in the life sciences industry– Chambers

3,400+

Life sciences patents prepared and filed since 2014

#1 

Life sciences patent law firm

– Life Sciences Law Firm Index

150+ 

Patent due diligence reviews in deals/transactions since 2015

Group Contacts
Ivor Elrifi Partner, New York
Michael Tuscan Partner in Charge - Washington, DC
Erich Veitenheimer Partner, 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
Nan Wu Partner, San Francisco
Walter Wu Partner, Palo Alto
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