Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff

Biotechnology / Life Science

Inventions in Life Science often have the potential to change the market or even open up a new market segment.  At the same time, inventors may be confronted with challenges such as how to best protect early developments in a highly competitive field or particular exceptions from patentability.

Our Life Science team is committed to understanding your invention with all its implications and applications, to transform it into a solid platform for your business, and to accompany you throughout the whole commercialization process. We support you against your competitors and fight for the best possible outcome with passion. The client’s success is our success. 

Our team consists of scientists holding PhDs in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry and biology.  We are particularly happy that each of our patent attorneys completed his/her scientific training in a different life science specialization including antibody therapeutics, cell biology, DNA repair and organic/inorganic chemistry.  In addition to the scientific expertise, we are legally certified as German and/or European Patent Attorneys with many years of experience.  This allows us to offer you the best suited expert for your invention, or, if applicable, an efficient and goal-oriented team of experts for your case.

Our activities range from evaluating invention reports, drafting, and prosecuting patent applications before the EPO and the German Patent and Trademark Office to nullity and infringement proceedings before German courts.  Of course, we also provide support regarding Freedom-To-Operate Analyses (FTO) and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs). Our clients include universities and research institutes (tech transfer offices), start-ups, SMEs, and global players.

Here is a selection of recent representative cases in our core areas of expertise:

DRAFTING and prosecuting patent applicants high end for tech transfer and research institutions (Professor Ernst Bamberg, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Optogenetics; http://bit.ly/AcademiaInventions)

PROSECUTING portfolio of biotech start-up, developing global patent strategy, and assisting in patent due diligence, leading to a successful deal with big pharma http://bit.ly/SMEacquisition

CHALLENGING comprehensive patent portfolio on pharmaceutical antibody (Tysabri®/Natalizumab) in examination and opposition proceedings before EPO, and nullity proceedings before German Courts; http://bit.ly/LicenceDeal

DEFENDING client in Europe-wide litigation in food chemistry concerning parent case EP 1 945 808  (http://bit.ly/LactaseLitigation) and several divisional applications and other related patent families.

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