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Life Sciences Team

Our Life Sciences team are hugely experienced in the application of legal knowledge within a broad range of commercial scenarios and practice areas:

As a firm, we are well equipped to advise in the life science specific areas of IP law, including the ever-evolving area of Supplementary Protections Certificates or ‘SPCs’. Our life science professionals understand client perspective, with a significant number having worked within industry management positions. These attorneys are highly skilled in freedom to operate projects, product portfolio management and launch strategies.

The Avidity Life Sciences team fully appreciates the broader commercial implications of patents and applications; our senior attorneys have undertaken external IP due diligence within the context of investment planning, e.g. stock market listing/IPO, as well as other transactional work, such as company mergers and acquisitions. Concerning more contentious matters, our attorneys have established close working relationships with well-regarded members of chambers and technical experts to support litigation in this technical area.

Biologicals

Biological products include a wide range of products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic proteins. Biologics are isolated from a variety of natural sources – human, animal, or microorganism and produced from developing the cells in culture and other biotechnology methods and cutting-edge technologies.

Pharmaceuticals

In partnership with our Avidity-IP team we secure valuable commercial life extension and ensure maximum value is extracted for clients pharma discoveries through Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC). We also work with clients to investigate freedom to operate to exploit specific drug formulations or re-discovery phases in new applications.

Chemistry

Our team have expertise and experience in handling inventions in the chemical field and related areas. Typical areas might include: Food chemistry, Crystal chemistry, Novel chemical entities, Coatings, Composite materials, Encapsulation technology.

Agrichemicals

The application of herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active substances is fundamental to control serious dangers to plant health. Key intellectual property activities in this area have included IP portfolio evaluation and review as well as supporting due diligence assessments.

Personal Care

The cosmetics and personal care industry is a fast-paced and highly innovative sector that is driven by science. To remain competitive Avidity-IP supports clients identify areas of differentiation and freedom to operate to exploit a valuable niche in this competitive industry.

Health Care

Health Care supports a broad spectrum of technologies that support the provision and delivery of health care. This could include: Medicinal products; Wound dressings; Diagnostic tests; Inhalable formulations and Biosensors. Success requires a sophisticated strategy to sustain competitive advantages and preserve the value of intellectual property for attracting future stakeholders. Avidity-IP can support this strategic development.