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The most cutting-edge life sciences businesses have become adept at marrying advances in computer technology with the power of automation to make rapid improvements and enhancements to our ability to understand and address complex challenges. These technology-led developments have become almost as important to their operations as knowledge of the underlying biological factors involved. These businesses are at the forefront of research and development, and we are delighted to play our part in helping them to thrive for the wider benefit of society.


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Our team of attorneys have PhDs and real world research and development experience from the most prestigious institutions in Europe and the UK. We are highly experienced in multiple disciplines from biologics and therapeutics to diagnostics and modelling, from regenerative medicine to synthetic biology and bioinformatics.

Our attorneys combine technical excellence with business insight to act for a wide range of clients from those at the earliest stage of their commercial journey where we can guide the development and implementation of an intellectual property portfolio through to multinational corporations, acting as an extension of their teams.


Keltie’s work in the life sciences sector includes:


  • Clearance and due diligence searches
  • Branding assessments and trade mark protection
  • Invention harvesting and patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Portfolio management, enhancement and strategic development
  • Advising on infringement, enforcement and passing-off
  • Defensive and offensive oppositions
  • Counterfeit actions
  • Domain name and online enforcement
  • Negotiations/mediations/licensing/assignments
  • Trade secret management
  • Client training


Life sciences - Keltie’s approach

The life science team at Keltie is resolutely commercial in our approach to intellectual property protection. The underlying business case is as important for framing our advice as the nature of the technology itself. Our team of attorneys in both the patents and trade marks handle matters of global importance. As a result we are adept at advising on issues that cover multiple markets from Europe to North America, Asia and beyond.


Our approach focuses on putting together the best team of attorneys for your business’ needs from our diverse talent pool to ensure your intellectual property portfolio is planned, executed and maintained to the highest standards to safeguard your rights.

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