Life sciences companies, ranging from startups to multinational corporations, look to Sheppard Mullin to meet their important legal needs. The firm’s experience spans the range of the life sciences, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Our combined legal, business and technical skills enable us to support the intellectual property strategy and development goals of our clients.

We assist clients in this dynamic and developing industry with strategic IP legal issues that range from acquisitions to antitrust, entity formation to enforceability evaluations, licensing to litigation, patents to product liability and trademarks to transfer pricing. In an industry where partnerships and collaboration are on the rise and there is pressure to produce results, we work hand in hand with our clients in their drive to profitability.

We have substantial experience in drafting and negotiating global clinical trial agreements, Contract Research Organization (CRO) and laboratory agreements, manufacturing agreements and the related work orders, budgets and forecasts. In negotiating these agreements, we have been successful in protecting our clients’ interests, especially in resolving disputes with manufacturers and CROs without resorting to legal action.

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