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How to create maximum value from your innovation

The business-critical nature of intellectual property (IP) rights in the life sciences sector cannot be overstated. The risks associated with such long development times and the regulatory burdens mean that businesses need access to the highest quality intellectual property advice. Whether you are in development, seeking investment or already on the market, it is therefore vital to choose the right legal advisers.
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What should life sciences businesses look for in an IP law firm?

1. Proven expertise
Technical knowledge in isolation is no substitute for real-world experience of working with a long and varied list of clients in the life sciences sector. Choosing a specialist in this field means that you will not only get the very best advice but advice that is tailored to the specific nuances and demands of your business and the wider market in which you’re operating. Only this way will you ensure your IP can realise its maximum value.

2. Strategic application
When you work with an IP law firm with a deep understanding of your sector, they will have a sophisticated understanding of the issues you are facing from both a legal and a life sciences business perspective. This means they will always bring a strategic and commercial focus to the advice they provide, which is essential for ensuring you achieve your commercial objectives in the most effective way.

3. Comprehensive service-offering
Working with an adviser that offers both depth and breadth of expertise is highly advantageous because it means that you can access all the IP advice you need under one roof. This will deliver time and cost efficiencies that simply cannot be matched when you are dealing with multiple advisors in multiple organisations.

4. Global thinking, delivered locally
Depending on your market ambitions, either now or in the future, having advisers with a global outlook is important but that doesn’t mean compromising on local service delivery from a team that you can easily meet face-to-face. Don’t settle for anything less than the best of both worlds by choosing a globally connected team with roots in your local market. At Potter Clarkson, you will find all these things and more. The firm’s Life Sciences department is one of Europe’s largest, including a vastly experienced and expanding team of experts based in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Stockholm and Lund.

Over the past three decades, the firm has earned its reputation in the Nordic region as the IP law firm of choice for life sciences businesses of all sizes, ranging from ambitious start-ups and SMEs through to Big Pharma. Today, the firm boasts an enviable client list, which includes some of the largest Nordic pharmaceutical and biotech firms, along with leading universities and academic spin-out companies. 

Recent accolades

  • Nominated as Scandinavia Firm of the Year, Managing IP Awards 2022
  • Potter Clarkson partner, Lars Karnøe named Denmark’s Intellectual Property Law Expert of the Year by Global Law Experts
  • Gold ranking for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms report from the Financial Times

Access to a world of expertise
Depending on the nature of your project, you can call upon the advice of hugely experienced attorneys from biotech, pharma, and digital innovation teams alongside the full support of Potter Clarkson’s IP solicitors. Their in-house solicitors will provide the wider commercial law advice you may need from the earliest stage of the deal-making process, through to the negotiating and drafting of commercial IP agreements and, if necessary, the robust enforcement of your IP rights. The team also includes experts who can provide the more specialist expertise you may need including:

  • regulatory advice
  • trade secrets
  • SPCs
  • orphan drug designation
  • digital innovation strategy 

In addition, an innovative suite of fixed-price products is available to make leveraging the highest levels of value from IP quicker, easier and more straightforward.

Get in touch today to find out how the Potter Clarkson team can ensure you secure maximum value from your innovation.

Our Nordic offices
Convendum, Regeringsgatan 52 – Stockholm 111 56

The Spark, Medicon Village, Scheeletorget 1 – Lund 223 63

Havnegade 39 – Copenhagen 1058

INCUBA Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10 – Aarhus 8000

Email: benjamin.hoffmann@potterclarkson.com

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