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In the sophisticated arena of patent prosecution for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has the business understanding and intellectual firepower to help global and emerging pharmaceutical companies, universities, and individual drug researchers take their innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. We offer a highly focused skill package that does is tailored to each client’s unique needs. Our services include these:

  • Coordinating patent prosecution across multiple jurisdictions

  • Obtaining resolution of contested patent positions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office to achieve comprehensive multinational patent protection

  • Adept use of the New Drug Applications (NDA) and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) procedures of the Hatch-Waxman Act, including use of the Act to pursue infringement litigation when necessary

Our lawyers understand the business importance of the fact that pharmaceutical and medical device companies need to recover millions of dollars in product development costs by achieving marketplace acceptance. We work closely with clients to coordinate patent extensions and other post-grant procedures with these other lengthy administrative processes. By offering freedom-to-operate opinions and structuring product licensing agreements, we play integral roles in helping clients bring products to market.

Fitch Even lawyers also act as outside advisers on overall patent strategy, offering counsel that includes assessing the desirability of patent prosecution efforts our clients may have undertaken with other law firms. Because we take the time to understand clients’ business objectives to realize the potential of their inventions, we are able to work at a high level with senior executives to provide advanced, positive results.

With lawyers and patent agents who have undergraduate and advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biology, and related fields, as well as industry experience with major drug companies, we leverage our formidable technical capabilities to help our clients. That includes an understanding of such related fields as biomedical engineering and drug delivery systems. These skills, coupled with our firm-wide strengths in related disciplines from chemistry and biotechnology to advertising and promotion, make Fitch Even the law firm of choice for pharmaceutical leaders at every stage of their product development.

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