Biotechnology is the use of cellular and biomolecular processes to develop products and processes to help improve our lives. Applications of biotechnology include, for example, genetic engineering, tissue culture technologies, bioinformatics, and gene therapy.
Because biotechnology involves knowledge and processes from fields outside of biology, there is often considerable overlap with other industry sectors, particularly the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.
At MMV IP, we understand that our clients invest significant capital and engage in extensive research to develop, make, and sell products and methods in the fields of biotechnology. Once divulged, however, such products and methods may be easy to copy. Therefore, a strong patent portfolio is a critical necessity for our clients’ biotechnology inventions.
Our team of attorneys and agents is well-positioned to service your biotechnology patent needs. Nine members of our team hold terminal degrees (Ph.D. or M.D.) in fields related to biotechnology, and two have significant in-house IP experience with a biopharmaceutical corporation. We work closely with clients to develop patent filing strategies. We leverage our deep scientific expertise across a wide range of biotechnological fields to draft strong patent applications and prosecute enforceable, commercially valuable patents. Understanding our clients’ technology and business goals are our top priorities at every step of the process.
Our team has the technical and legal experience necessary to manage projects throughout the biotechnology space, including in the fields of:
- Agricultural science
- Bioinformatics / In Silico Technology
- Biomarkers / Probes / Primers
- Diagnostics / PCR / Assays
- DNA- & RNA-based Technologies
- Food Technology (enzymes, proteins, fermentation, GMOs, seed traits)
- Immunotherapeutics (antibodies, T-cells, and vaccines)
- Molecular & Cellular Biology
- Personalized Medicine / Gene Therapy
- Plant & Seed Modification
- Protein Chemistry
- Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
- Synthetic Biology
Additionally, we are frequently called upon to provide legal opinions to our clients on a variety of issues that are relevant to biotechnology, including due diligence, invalidity, freedom-to-operate (FTO), and non-infringement. Our attorneys typically work at the interface between law, science, and business.
In the biotechnology space, MMV IP represents clients ranging in size from start-ups to large multinational corporations, including research institutes and universities.