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Harness Dickey is passionate about helping clients’ to protect their pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. We strive to consistently deliver precise and uncompromisingly high quality legal counsel — both on time and on budget. We are dedicated to making sure that our clients’ best interests are realized.

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We combine expertise in both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to deliver outstanding legal counsel.  Harness Dickey advises public and private pharmaceutical and biotech companies of all sizes and in all phases of development.  Our services cover the full range of intellectual property law and are backed by our proven legal and technical expertise.  While most firms have to choose between biotech and pharmaceuticals, our team provides winning strategies for clients in both industries.

We specialize in the sophisticated intellectual property challenges that pharmaceutical and biotech companies face.  From the initial drug development or acquisition phase to design, formulation and delivery, and on to manufacturing and diagnostics, our attorneys are protecting your innovations every step of the way.  Our extended capabilities include the following:

  • Aesthetic and cosmetic biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biofuels
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biosimilars
  • Diagnostic and research tools
  • Enzymology and stem cells
  • Genomics
  • Large and small molecule therapeutics
  • Life sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Proteomics
  • And beyond

We also help our clients identify potential future challenges or threats and protect second generation products.

In an industry where drug development is high risk, let our experience help you to protect the potential for high reward.  From discovery and FDA approval to launch, drug development is an uncertain and risky endeavor with a 99 % failure rate.  It can also be a very costly process.  Securing broad, enforceable, durable, franchise protecting patents is the key to attracting near term investor interest and long term franchise optimization.  In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, we provide legal representation pertaining to USPTO and FDA related interface issues, including Orange Book Listings and Patent Term Extensions; USPTO Examiner and Supervisor interviews and appeals; Freedom to Operate, Patentability and Invalidity Opinions; and SAR driven claim drafting.

We also advise our clients on chemical and materials sciences intellectual property matters.  As a team of attorneys with scientific and engineering backgrounds, we understand the complexity and degrees of cross-innovation necessary to make your business thrive.  Our experience ranges from new chemical entities for pharmaceutical companies; to cutting edge materials from the labs of leading universities; to industrial chemicals and processes for large scale manufacturing; to cosmetic products developed by entrepreneurs.  Visit our Chemistry & Materials Science page to learn more.

Our team is also highly skilled in planning for and responding to third party intellectual property rights, as well as in advising on intellectual property licensing activities. We are committed to overcoming obstacles by devising solutions that reflect our clients’ distinct objectives while protecting their intellectual property assets.