Specialties

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is among the younger technologies in the scientific world. This emerging field spans countless applications and presents a unique set of challenges. Laws and regulations are struggling to stay on pace with this ever-evolving industry. Biotechnology companies must make strategic decisions to ensure their funding is focused on patentable subject matter. 

Protecting and Advancing Our Clients’ IP Assets

Providing guidance to our clients in the constantly changing biotechnology field requires unceasing vigilance. Our attorneys follow industry changes, case law and regulatory decisions closely to ensure that our client’s strategies align with the most up to date developments. These strategies must constantly be evaluated as cases progress and the landscape of what is considered patentable changes.

With a unique focus solely on patent prosecution, our attorneys clearly understand the challenges faced by our biotechnology clients and help them create a comprehensive strategy for protecting and advancing their IP assets.  Keeping our focus on efficiently and effectively prosecuting their patent portfolio, Wenderoth is able to assist our clients in aligning their patent prosecution goals with industry limitations. 

We represent a diverse group of biotechnology companies and research institutions involved in various focus areas of biotechnology development. Our work with these clients tends to fall within the following areas of focus:

  •  Biosimilars
  • Antibodies
  • Nucleic acids
  • Proteins
  • Vaccines
  • Microbes
  • Diagnostics, including assay kits, reagents and methods
  • DNA chips
  • Peptides
  • Cell cultures
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Genetically modified plants

Experience That Delivers Results

At Wenderoth, everyone from our senior-most attorneys to our youngest associates handles patent prosecution. It’s what we do best. This unique focus allows us to understand the science, practical application and strategic implication behind our client’s innovations in order to help them obtain the most valuable and successful patents.

Our biotechnology group has decades of experience drafting and prosecuting applications, both as attorneys representing clients and as former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiners. Our advanced degrees in biotechnology and biology and years of experience enable us to guide our clients through the prosecution process.  

Our specific experience includes the following:

  • Application drafting and prosecution for domestic and foreign clients
  • Portfolio strategy and management
  • Infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions
  • Appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent term adjustment, extension strategy and analysis
  • Patent term maximization strategy and analysis
  • International prosecution of patent families
  • Post grant review proceedings

We’ve come to learn our long history of working in patent prosecution and our continuous learning philosophy and dedication to training can often be the difference in achieving a successful result for our clients.

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