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Healthcare, Biotech, and Medical Devices

Our cross-practice healthcare team has decades of experience helping companies navigate the complex maze of legal challenges unique to the healthcare industry, particularly regarding intellectual property rights. Several of our intellectual property attorneys have technical degrees in biomedical engineering, microbiology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry, giving our team the subject-matter expertise and industry know-how to counsel clients on a wide array of healthcare-specific intellectual property matters.

Overview

Our cross-practice healthcare team has decades of experience helping companies navigate the complex maze of legal challenges unique to the healthcare industry, particularly regarding intellectual property rights. Several of our intellectual property attorneys have technical degrees in biomedical engineering, microbiology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry, giving our team the subject-matter expertise and industry know-how to counsel clients on a wide array of healthcare-specific intellectual property matters.

We regularly assist clients in clearance, prosecution, registration, and enforcement of trademarks and service marks; evaluation, enforcement, and defense in patent cases; software licensing; technology transfers; and protection of trade secrets. We also have experience counseling clients in licensing matters regarding biotech and genetics, medical products, software, hardware, internet services and infrastructure, e-commerce, pharmaceutical products, health information exchanges, electronic medical record solutions, pharmacy management platforms, and other related technology. Specifically, we have prepared services and support agreements, software licenses, and internet hosting agreements and have managed large trademark and patent portfolios for a variety of clients in the healthcare arena. We also bring trial experience and a litigator’s perspective to licensing efforts, counseling clients on what a license should contain as well as what it should avoid.

Our seasoned intellectual property litigators have significant experience representing healthcare clients on issues of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, and acts of unfair competition. We have represented many different types of organizations in the healthcare industry regarding their intellectual property needs, including physician associations, independent practice groups, nationwide hospital systems, health information exchange providers, healthcare software providers, and a nationwide pharmacy group.

Received a top national ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Named among the top firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Recognized in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas

Experience

  • Provided trademark advice, prosecution services, enforcement, and management for an independent physician association
  • Negotiated and prepared various licenses and software agreements for a health information exchange service provider
  • Counseled a national pharmacy provider regarding services agreements, including licensing and support agreements for pharmacy management systems
  • Represented biotechnology companies in licensing genetics patents
  • Represented a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company in the outsourcing of information-technology services
  • Represented a drug manufacturer in licensing its proprietary drug-delivery technology and related manufacturing and distribution of a product
  • Represented medical-related websites with respect to their intellectual-property issues
  • Represented a start-up company in the commercialization of vision-related treatments
  • Represented a nonprofit research institute with respect to eye-related diseases and research
  • Represented doctors in patent-prosecution matters regarding medical devices and related inventions
  • Represented a medical software company in a patent-infringement dispute.
    Represented a healthcare company in a patent-infringement suit relating to insurance claims processing technologies
  • Defended a major medical-products company and its parent in a breach-of-contract case involving an employee invention agreement
  • Represented a healthcare product manufacturer in medical-device patent and trade-secret litigation
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in defense of claims for trade-secret misappropriation and trademark infringement
  • Represented a healthcare-related information processing technology provider in a theft-of-trade-secrets matter
  • Represented a global healthcare manufacturer and supplier of OTC pharmaceutical products in Hatch-Waxman matters
  • Negotiated a patent and trade-secret license between a healthcare start-up company formed by two physicians and a major biomedical manufacturing facility
  • Provided intellectual-property counseling to a start-up company in connection with commercializing a medical device
  • Represented a national medical research institute in patent-licensing negotiations relating to genomic testing products