Life Sciences

Barnes & Thornburg LLP attorneys in the Life Sciences Practice Group provide a wide range of interdisciplinary legal services to companies engaged in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical and laboratory devices, health services and bioinformatics. Members of our group in Atlanta, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. provide a network that gives you access to all of our services through one phone call. Specifically, we provide services in the following areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration
  • IP Litigation
  • Mass Tort and Products Liability
  • International Trade
  • Securities
  • Government Relations
  • Tax and Tax Refunds
  • Corporate and Corporate Finance
  • ADA
  • Health Regulatory
  • Antitrust
  • Medical products regulation and reimbursement
  • Import and Export
  • Executive Compensation
  • Venture Capital
  • Environmental

We have 10 patent lawyers and agents who hold Ph.D.s. We understand biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies, including:

  • Gene Therapy
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Proteomics
  • Transgenic Technology
  • Genomics 
  • Drug Discovery 
  • Plant Genetics
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Imaging and Display
  • Molecular Biology

We understand healthcare legal issues:

  • Medicare reimbursement issues, including the Medicare prescription drug act of 2003
  • Federal and state anti-kickback/self-referral issues
  • Reimbursement compliance guidance
  • HIPAA privacy and security compliance guidance
  • Physician research organizations
  • Information technology, bioinformatics and healthcare e-commerce

We understand your objectives

  • Protecting and obtaining your intellectual property
  • Obtaining capital
  • Recruiting and retaining qualified employees
  • Structuring collaborative agreements 
  • Maintaining your competitive advantage
  • Reducing regulatory problems
  • Reducing taxes
  • Obtaining counsel on matters crucial to your business

We can help you accomplish your goals in federal and state government

  • Lobbying
  • International Relations
  • Appropriations
  • Issues Management/Monitoring
  • Government Contracts
  • Regulatory Affairs

Our attorneys are committed to helping you in growing your business and solving your problems. When it comes to complex issues involving more than one discipline in a life sciences industry, the attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg LLP hope that you will “give us the problem”.

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