Technical Expertise

Biotechnology

For years, biology and biotechnology have been among the most research-intensive and innovative technological disciplines. Their development results are gaining in importance, especially in medical therapy and diagnostics. At the same time, however, the importance of industrial biotechnology is also growing. 

Therapeutic antibodies are among the world's best-selling drugs. Groundbreaking biological therapies, such as those using CAR-T cells, are attracting a great deal of attention. Life sciences achieved a new milestone with gene editing CRISPR/Cas technology. Due to its efficiency and simplicity, this achievement has triggered and accelerated numerous new developments. Last but not least, it has once again confirmed the relevance of patent protection in the life sciences.

Expertise

Due to their own careers at universities and in industry, our patent attorneys have profound knowledge in all areas of biology, biochemistry and biotechnology - from therapeutic-immunological approaches to technical-industrial applications. 

We advise and represent national and international clients in all fields of intellectual property, for example in the following areas:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biosimilars
  • Vaccines
  • Gene therapy 
  • Stem cells
  • Cell culture media and cell culture methods
  • RNA Technologies
  • Expression systems
  • Gene editing technologies
  • Virology 
  • Diagnostic methods

Concept

In the field of life sciences, we advise and represent start-ups and medium-sized companies as well as global corporations - with an all-round service or on a project basis. 

Our attorneys draft German and European patent applications, represent clients before the German and European Patent Offices and coordinate grant proceedings worldwide. 

Another focus of our work is the representation of our clients in opposition proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices, as well as in national nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court. 

Furthermore, we provide legal opinions with respect to patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate. In patent disputes before the German infringement courts, we collaborate with our experienced in-house attorneys as well as with our external partners.