Life Sciences

Brian Goldstein, Bob Licht, Charles Lyon
 Eric Marandett, Fred Callori Brenda Jarrell

Private Company Clients

3D Matrix
Allertein Therapeutics
Axerion Therapeutics
Constellation Pharmaceuticals
Firefly Bioworks
Greer Laboratories
Kapa Biosystems
Merz USA
Satori Pharma
Symbiotix Biotherapies
Tarix Pharmaceuticals

Public Company Clients

Aveo Oncology
Biogen Idec
Celgene Avilomics Research
CoNCERT Pharmaceuticals
Eisai Co.
Foundation Medicine
Genocea Biosciences
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Momenta Pharmaceuticals
Oxford Immunotec
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Sanofi Pasteur
Siemens Healthcare
Tokai Pharmaceuticals
Trinity Biotech
VBI Vaccines

Research Institution Clients

Brandeis University
Cornell University
Harvard University
Mass General Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Mass Institute of Technology
Tufts University
University of Maine
Vanderbilt University

Preeminent Investment Clients

Apple Tree Partners
Atlas Venture Fund
Ascent Ventures
Broadview Ventures
Canaccord Genuity
Clarus Ventures
Essex Woodlands
Flagship Ventures
Genesys Capital
Investor Growth Capital
Kearney Venture Partners
Lazard Freres & Co.
MPM Capital
Needham & Company
Pappas Ventures
Polaris Venture
ProQuest Investments
PureTech Ventures
Rho Ventures
SR One
Summit Partners
Third Rock Ventures

Scientific & Strategic Expertise

Team of IP attorneys, patent agents and staff scientists, many with PhDs or other advanced degrees, and also with industry expertise in major areas, including:


  • Biologics
  • Biosimilars
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug delivery/formulation
  • Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical devices
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Personalized medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Proteomics
  • Systems biology
  • Vaccines

Life Sciences

"the ‘fantastic firm’ has legendary prowess in life sciences and meets the needs of many of the country’s most technically demanding patent holders"   

IAM Patent 1000

Nationally Recognized Experts in Life Sciences 

Represent leading life sciences companies and institutions in all aspects of their business, including IP protection, strategies, collaborations and licenses, technology transfer, financings, M&A transactions and general advice and counsel.

Corporate Experience 

Representation of emerging and public companies.  Expertise in public and private financing representing companies and investors.  Preeminent M&A and cross-border transactional practice. Nationally ranked among the leading firms for Life Sciences, M&A, Private Equity Buyouts and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies by The Legal 500 guide to preeminent law firms in US.

Full Range of IP Services 

Full range of services, including strategic IP counseling; patent prosecution; trademark prosecution; copyright protection; trade secrets and unfair competition counseling; and IP due diligence for investors and acquirers.  Decades of litigation experience representing life sciences companies in IP disputes.  One of first major Boston firms to establish patent group.  Ranked as patent strategy and management team of the year by LMG Life Sciences.  Recognized among the world’s leading patent practitioners for Prosecution and Transactions in the IAM Patent 1000.  Ranked as a top Tier 1, “highly recommended” firm for Intellectual Property in Massachusetts, as well as a top firm nationally for Bio Life Sciences, Patent Prosecution and Patent Contentious, by Managing Intellectual Property.

World-Class Transactional & Licensing Capability 

Among most experienced and knowledgeable technology transaction, strategic collaboration and licensing lawyers in US, representing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in all types of transactions, including strategic alliances, collaborations, joint ventures and license arrangements.

National/International Reach 

Represent life sciences companies and institutions across United States and many foreign countries.  Preeminent US – Canada cross-border practice.


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