Intellectual Property & Technology

Industries

We represent small and large companies from a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, financial services, publishing, the Internet, entertainment, computers and telecommunications, consumer products, automotive and manufacturing.  We also represent several government agencies.

Quick responses are sometimes the difference between winning and losing. GrayRobinson represents a varied group of clients and is prepared for any situation that could present itself.
 

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Life Science

To succeed in the Life Sciences sector, an organization needs a legal partner that knows the bigger picture.  We have the legal knowledge, patent experience and industry expertise to help our clients realize their full business potential.  Large and small companies, along with academic and research institutions, turn to GrayRobinson’s Life Sciences team to protect their most valuable innovations.  We offer patent searches on biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions, as well as other technologies that include:

  • Patent portfolio planning and strategic advice;
  • Patent prosecution (including patent drafting and filing, ex parte reexamination and inter partes review, appeals, and interference practice);
  • Patent litigation, including strategy development;
  • FDA expertise;
  • Licensing agreements and transactions;
  • Discovery support, as well as interfacing with outside counsel in support of all phases of potential and actual patent disputes, associated management of outside counsel, and corresponding internal reporting and review;
  • Conducting freedom-to-operate, infringement, invalidity, and patentability analyses for due diligence efforts including internal portfolio development, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, licensing activities, business development, and litigation support;
  • Assistance with procurement of funding from potential investors and associated due diligence requests; and
  • Interfacing with patent legal counsel for potential investors as well as related license/transfer option agreement issues such as interpretation, compliance regarding required disclosure and confidentiality measures.

 

Our lawyers have technical skills and specific experience in a variety of scientific fields, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Biology;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Genetics;
  • Molecular biology;
  • Virology;
  • Cell biology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Biophysics;
  • Cancer biology;
  • Parasitology;
  • Infectious disease;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Physics;
  • Optics; and
  • Chemistry
    • Organometallic,
    • Medicinal,
    • Organic,
    • Bioinorganic,
    • Organometallic,
    • Inorganic,
    • Industrial,
    • Physical,
    • Biological, and
    • Analytical
Medical Devices

We understand the challenges faced by the medical device industry and we know that you need a law firm partner that is nimble, cost-effective and completes patents that are strong in litigation.  GrayRobinson’s medical device patent attorneys are experienced at drafting patents that provide clients with the appropriate scope of coverage, protect clients from taking adverse actions, and work in the competitive landscape.

Our attorneys are well versed in the technology relating to:

  • Medical and surgical instruments;
  • Implants;
  • Medical Imaging technology and equipment;
  • Biologics;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Surgical instruments, and
  • Medical testing and diagnostic equipment.

 

Our team includes attorneys with degrees in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and, in many cases, advanced degrees in the fields.

Our experience with medical technology patent portfolios ranges from start-ups to multinational corporations.  Along the way, we have counseled clients on bringing products to market while avoiding competitor portfolios, as well as leveraging our clients’ portfolios to keep competitors away.  Our team of attorneys provides guidance in all stages of development through capital formation, transactional due diligence, patent landscape (market clearance) evaluations, strategic patent prosecution, licensing and other IP agreements, trade secrets, third party patent evaluations, IP audits, and, when necessary, IP litigation.

We possess the experience and insight to protect your medical device intellectual property needs.

Entertainment & Media

GrayRobinson has established a national reputation for its sports and entertainment practice based on the cornerstone belief that confidentiality is sacred. Actors, athletes, comedians, musicians, models, actors, authors and entertainment executives routinely trust our seasoned attorneys for their counsel because we respect our clients' privacy and handle their affairs with the utmost discretion.

The firm's Sports and Entertainment Law practice offers comprehensive legal services for high-profile individuals and businesses, including traditional transactional and contract counseling, negotiating and drafting of agreements in music, film, television, sports, and book publishing. As a full-service firm with diverse areas of practice, GrayRobinson extends its skills to athletes and entertainers by providing legal counsel on asset management, intellectual property, copyright, trust and estate planning, corporate entity formation, real estate transactions and financing.

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