Licensing and Transactions
Understanding your business and IP is the key to our legal advice. Our lawyers think commercially and understand the needs of our clients to obtain agreements that help to grow the client’s business, while minimizing risk. We accomplished this through our extensive knowledge of, and familiarity with, the industries in which you operate and our expertise in evaluating and protecting the IP that generates value for your company. Our transactional and licensing attorneys not only have the skills necessary to draft and negotiate the terms necessary to get the deal you need done but also the knowledge and expertise of the IP and business factors needed to ensure that the deal brings you its expected value.
The advice we give our clients does not stop with the execution of an agreement or the consummation of a deal. Our clients also regularly seek and rely on our counsel as they maneuver through their business dealing. We have broad expertise in construing and interpreting agreements to help our clients understand their contractual obligations and rights. Whether in an adversarial or collaborative setting, we play the advocate role for our client to ensure that they receive the consideration they are due under their agreements, with the smallest possible disturbance to their business activities and partnerships. Our transactional and licensing attorneys routinely work together with the FLH litigation team, to represent our clients in litigations, arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Our transactional lawyers have particular experience in representing large pharmaceutical and biotech companies, startups and the vast array of companies in between. This means we understand the issues, risks, and concerns of your company, as well as those driving your potential partners and customers. All our transactional lawyers are trained and experienced first in the patent and regulatory legal issues faced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and then second gain the particular skills needed as a transactional attorney to counsel you through the variety of agreements and partnerships your company may enter into. As such, our transactional attorney have the skills not only in drafting the various agreements your company will consider, but also the expertise to understand how those agreements will affect, and be affected by, the business, patent and regulatory challenges your company will face. At FLH, the transactional team works hand in hand with the our life science prosecution, regulatory, and litigation teams to ensure that every agreement we advise you on takes into account all the issues currently facing you company and those that you will face as your business grows.
We have expertise in licensing intellectual property rights for technology transfer offices of various universities, and are adept at maximizing the value that universities and research institutions are able to obtain in exploiting patents, know-how and technical rights throughout the world. FLH’s attorneys also have substantial expertise in licensing trademarks and copyrights, and entering various agreements appurtenant to such licenses.
Our transactional attorneys also frequently work closely with our FDA/regulatory attorneys and antitrust attorneys to provide comprehensive advice and expertise in transactions involving FDA, Hatch-Waxman, Medicare, Hart-Scott Rodino and Robinson-Patman issues.
FLH comprehensively addresses all of our clients' issues relating to product development, collaboration, and bringing products or services to market in advising on, negotiating and entering critical transactions. Our Licensing and Transactions Practice Group regularly handles agreements pertaining to: asset purchases, settlements, supply arrangements, corporate partnering, joint ventures and strategic alliances, intellectual property and software licensing, joint development, distribution and marketing, consulting, manufacturing and supply, and the entire variety of agreements necessary for the successful operation of companies. Our attorneys are experienced in due diligence, deal architecture, drafting, negotiating, and counseling associated with a broad variety of transactions.
In addition to drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements for our clients, our transactional attorney regular lend their IP and industry expertise in advising our clients on the IP and industry issues related to M&A transactions.