Find Lawyers in Seattle, Washington for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
BACKGROUND Becky’s technical background includes 15 years of research and study in biological sciences. She earned a B.S. in Cell Biology at Lanzhou University (China), an M.S. in Plant Physiology at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was awarded a Molecular Biology Fellowship. Becky also worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and cond...
Jim Lisbakken, a partner and former Co-Chair of the firm's Technology Transactions & Privacy practice, focuses on business transactions, licensing, and joint ventures and corporations specifically in the life sciences and technology industries. He has experience serving as outside general counsel to boards of directors of public and private companies, and has advised clients on numerous strategic alliances and technology agreements with Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Serono, Johnson & Jo...
Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Definition
The commercial success of these companies often depends on their ability to protect their intellectual property rights, to develop and commercialize their products in conformity with FDA and other regulatory requirements, to successfully raise financing from all available sources in both good and bad economic conditions, and to partner with larger companies in the industry to help bring their innovative products to the market. As a result, life sciences companies require significant legal expertise in the fields of intellectual property, FDA regulations, marketing compliance, licensing and collaborations, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements unique to the industry, such as biologic and pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply, distribution, and co-promotion agreements. Biotechnology lawyers must be experts in one or more of these fields and be able to work collaboratively with legal experts in related fields.
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