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, 2022 Honoree


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


Patent applications filed globally for clients in 2021

Group contacts
Ivor Elrifi  Partner New York, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer  Partner Palo Alto
Heidi A. Erlacher  Partner in Charge – Boston Boston
Michael Tuscan  Partner Washington, DC
Fraser Brown  Partner Washington, DC
Alla Brukman  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Chen Chen  Partner Boston
Bill Christiansen  Partner Seattle
Catherine Cowley  Special Counsel London
Maya Elbert  Special Counsel New York
Dean Louis Fanelli  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Tanya Heare-Rowlands  Special Counsel London
Chris Holly  Partner Washington, DC
Brian Hopkins  Special Counsel New York
Christopher Hutter  Partner Reston
Andrew Keith  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Cynthia Kozakiewicz  Special Counsel Boston
Carol Laherty  Partner Seattle
Matthew Langer  Senior Counsel New York
Bonnie Weiss McLeod  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Amy Motomura  Special Counsel Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Colm Murphy  Partner London
Matthew Pavao  Partner Boston
Madhuri Roy  Partner Palo Alto
Christina Stock  US Patent Resource Attorney Boston
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Erika Wallace  Special Counsel Boston
Scott Weston  Partner Boston
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