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Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Whichever area of the biotechnology and life sciences spectrum you occupy, we have the technical expertise and breadth and depth of resources to help you to protect and exploit your intellectual property. J A Kemp has one of the greatest concentrations of biotechnology and life sciences patent expertise in Europe.

With 16 partners in the firm working predominantly on biotechnology subject matter and a team including over 45 PhDs, we represent clients in technology areas as diverse as antibodies and biologicsdiagnostics and personalised medicineplant scienceregenerative medicine and vaccines and immunology. For many clients within the life sciences field our work crosses over into pharmaceuticals, or into specialised areas requiring complementary technical skills such as medical devices and bioinformatics.

Our work is often right at the cutting edge of science, including inventions originating in prestigious universities and commercialised by their technology transfer arms. We work with many startup, spinout and scale-up businesses as well as large corporations.

We have particular strength in handling oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office relating to biotechnology and life sciences subject matter, often in multi-party cases. Our litigation and dispute resolution team has the technical expertise to handle and support life sciences and biotechnology cases in the courts in the UK and elsewhere.

We also have a team that handles Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) with expertise in life sciences and biotechnology. This is of increasing importance as more biotech drugs come on to the market.