Strategic Patent Portfolio and Lifecycle Development for Pharma & Biotech Industries: Significant Issues

Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
intellectual property protection law
Christine G. Espino, PhD
Taylor Corbitt
Edward Arons, PH.D., Esq.


About Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Founded in 1875 and with over 700+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, the firm is recognized not only for its legal excellence, but also its dedication to client service. Their clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. They have offices in New York, Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo and Washington, D.C., as well as Boca Raton, Newark and New Orleans. 

Proskauer's collaborative Life Sciences Patent practice has industry experience in the life sciences area that is second to none, with members having worked at companies such as Amgen, Chiron, Life Technologies, Affymetrix, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth. The group focuses on partnering with leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients to meet their business objectives and develop and execute practical solutions to their problems throughout the full life cycle of the patent process.  Their deep knowledge of the most important therapeutic areas, such as immunology, oncology and neurology, has allowed them to successfully represent their life sciences clients against some of the industry’s most aggressive companies and institutions, employing comprehensive strategies that draw from their extensive experience with patent prosecution, patent litigation, contested patent office proceedings, FDA regulations, patent transactions, including licenses and assignments, and patent litigation.


About Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP is a diverse, service-oriented and technically sophisticated national litigation practice committed to providing legal and client service at the highest levels in the profession. Our partners offer decades of experience and feature leaders in class action, white collar, intellectual property, product liability, employment law and general litigation.  Our teams of seasoned and capable attorneys in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, represent and serve the interests of valued clients around the world.


About Weiss & Arons, LLP

Weiss & Arons LLP is an intellectual property law firm that represents clients that range from small businesses to private equity and from start-ups to multi-billion dollar international corporations. We provide IP risk management advice in connection with technology-based transactions, whether acquisition- or license-based, product development strategy and competitive market positioning. Our scientific expertise and institutional knowledge cover the fields of medtech, electrical engineering, telecommunications, software, material properties, heat transfer and thermodynamics, optics, geophysical exploration, high-energy particle applications and consumer products. The firm is entrusted with IP matters that go before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, the U.S. District Courts and, through decades of collaboration with trusted foreign associates worldwide, courts and rightsgranting agencies throughout the world.