Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law
Intellectual property protection is critical for the successful development and commercialisation of biotech and pharmaceutical innovations. The life cycle for drug development, testing, clinical trials, marketing approval and commercialisation is lengthy and involves enormous investment. The intellectual property resulting from R&D requires ongoing protection to maximise returns.
Stephens Lawyers & Consultants works with emerging and established biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research institutes to:
Stephens also assists with the negotiation and preparation of:
- Collaborative research agreements
- Licence agreements
- Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
- Joint ventures
- Technology transfer agreements
- Marketing and distribution agreements
Our extensive litigation practice enables us to represent companies in patent and intellectual property infringement claims and disputes involving the unauthorised use of confidential information/trade secrets and ownership of intellectual property.
"Our experience with Stephens Lawyers has been professionally and commercially very rewarding in the highly competitive and aggressive area of pharmaceutical intellectual property. Stephens have performed brilliantly on a local as well as international basis."
David M. Gray, Director, InterPharma
Representative of EBEWE Pharma
Clinical Trials and Risk Management
Regulatory Approval of Therapeutic Goods
Intellectual Property Litigation
Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
Links to Publications
Therapeutic Goods Regulatory Reforms target false and misleading industry practices- August 2009
Therapeutic Products Regulation Update - Australian New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority (ANZTPA)- April 2007
Trade Marks Registration in Respect of Therapeutic Goods in Australia- March 2007