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Life Sciences Practice Group

The Life Sciences Practice Group at Cantor Colburn brings together professionals experienced in the unique requirements of the life sciences research and biotechnology industries.  Over a dozen Cantor Colburn attorneys and agents experienced in biotechnology and life sciences are devoted to patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation to serve our clients.

Most of the group's professionals have doctorate degrees or experience in relevant fields such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, and microbiology.  Many also have backgrounds in industry and academia, and have held positions as researchers, consultants, and corporate counsel.  This knowledge and experience gives our professionals a distinct advantage when assisting clients in the life sciences on how best to protect, develop, and commercialize products, deliver services, and capitalize on business opportunities worldwide.

Cantor Colburn clients work in a variety of life sciences disciplines including immunology, virology, molecular biology, animal and plant genetics, gene therapy, protein chemistry, pharmacology, enzymology, and bioinformatics.  Our specific areas of patent expertise include artificial antibodies, recombinant cytokines, recombinant antigens, vaccines, antisense technology, cloning, differential display technologies, genomics and genetic engineering, immunoassay methods, rational drug design, and synthesis and screening of combinatorial libraries.  Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department is also adept in all aspects of IP law, including the life sciences.  Our Hatch-Waxman litigation experience combined with our understanding of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries uniquely positions Cantor Colburn to assist clients in developing and implementing successful litigation strategies designed to achieve their business objectives.