Gene therapy, after years of promise, is now a reality, and monoclonal antibody pharmaceuticals are on the rise. Diagnostic testing is a necessary and standard part of medical practice. Outside of medicine, agricultural biotechnology improves our food supply. And even though Jurassic-Park-like dinosaur revival is still a dream, customized animals and revival of extinct species are a focus of real inventive effort.
Despite these scientific developments, decisions of both the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit have not kept up with technology, invalidating patents across the life sciences under Sections 101 and 112. Innovators must adapt to an evolving legal landscape and explore creative approaches to protect these important life sciences inventions. Regulatory exclusivity periods, combinations of products in formulations or devices, trade secrets, and the like must be considered, and where appropriate pursued with vigor.
This webinar will explore the patent, regulatory, and enforcement issues that parties face in the life sciences and will explore strategies for protecting life sciences innovations for the future.
Originally aired on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 12 PM ET, this webinar featured Douglas J. Bucklin, Senior Attorney with Volpe Koenig, Rachel Elsby, Partner with Akin Gump, and Kae Gruner, Associate General Counsel for Acella Pharmaceuticals. Moderated by John White, President & CEO of PCT Learning Center.
Volpe Koenig is a full-service intellectual property law firm serving a diverse roster of U.S. and global clients across a varied mix of industries, technologies and business sectors. With almost 50 attorneys, agents and technical advisors, the firm provides strategic intellectual property counseling to protect valuable portfolios and assets. Volpe Koenig helps clients better understand the continually shifting IP legal landscape to provide our clients peace of mind knowing that their intellectual property assets are secure. Our attorneys possess the necessary technical backgrounds and education, practical industry experience, or research experience, working within a wide range of technologies – including electrical, mechanical, computer, civil engineering and life sciences. This blend of technical proficiencies and legal capabilities allows Volpe Koenig to take a proactive approach in our services and strategic advice.