For more than 20 years, we have partnered with technology transfer offices at universities and research institutions to help identify, protect, monetize and enforce their IP, while working within the increasingly complex world of academic research and industry collaborations. This includes working with the country’s most distinguished academic medical centers, state and private universities, research hospitals and other provider organizations, related businesses, research institutes and patient advocacy organizations to build and maintain thriving, strategic programs.
Our interdisciplinary team includes IP lawyers, patent agents and technical specialists with advanced technical degrees in the sciences and engineering, alongside transactional lawyers and litigators that know the legal and business challenges clients confront in the technology transfer environment. Our team understands the trends shaping the future of technology transfer, including the emerging efforts of some academic institutions to directly enforce their IP rights against industry infringers. We leverage the collective resources of our corporate, litigation, regulatory, tax, employment and government contracting capabilities to serve the evolving needs of tech transfer programs and ensure clients can easily navigate every possible business and legal obstacle.
We strive to operate as a seamless extension of our clients’ in-house operations, offering practical guidance, creative solutions and a range of tailored services to meet each technology transfer program’s individual needs. For instance, we have developed strong relationships with litigation funders seeking to finance patent enforcement campaigns, and have the experience to guide our technology transfer clients through this process and make use of these innovative resources.
Our services include intellectual property procurement and enforcement; negotiating and structuring licensing agreements, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, clinical trial agreements and other research and IP-oriented collaboration agreements; developing and revising institutional IP policies, technology transfer operations and template agreements; formation and follow-on financing of spin-offs; and supporting operational aspects of internal and external research/venture funds, technology accelerator programs and incubators.
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