Vinson & Elkins’
understanding of the complexities and nuances of the life sciences industry
enables us to meet our clients’ unique needs at each stage of their growth and
development. Our talent spans industries
ranging from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices to food and
drug retailers, agriculture, and chemical. We provide guidance to some of the
leading global providers of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, diagnostics
and medical devices, biomass and renewable technologies, and research tools and
analytical services, as well as start-ups and emerging companies and the
investment entities that support these industries.
that our life sciences clients need sophisticated
legal services, our Life Sciences team is composed of lawyers from all
corners of the Firm, many of whom possess degrees in biology, biochemical
sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, and
keeping with the evolving life sciences
industry, V&E lawyers stay current with the changing patent, regulatory,
and policy landscape of this industry. With this understanding, we translate
technology into a compelling, credible story to educate a judge or a jury about
the merits of a client’s position. We focus on developing the case and
tailoring a story, using the right lexicon, to create a cost-effective,
controlled, and sound strategy.
transactional side, we evaluate issues from a broad business perspective to
align client business goals with intellectual property strategy. V&E
counsels clients on the full breadth of transactions, including technology
transfer, licensing, research and development, venture capital financing,
mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, and strategic alliances, among others.
Our strong technology expertise allows us to execute precise transactions,
calibrating what we need to give (or get) to protect a client’s intellectual
property throughout the life of a transaction.