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Specialized Skills in Life Science Legal Matters

You will receive sophisticated legal advice from practitioners who together have over 60 years of experience at big law firms, in-house corporate legal departments and IP boutiques.

Complex Transactions

Assist you in planning and negotiating various corporate and technology transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, funding agreements, equipment acquisitions, employee & various other third party agreements.

IP Litigation

Enforce patents and defend assertions whether in federal court, at the US International Trade Commission, or before the Patent Office.

Strategic IP Counseling

Help you develop strategies and pursue opportunities to secure competitive advantage and market exclusivity, globally. Provide advice on enforcing and defending patents in Federal Court and before the US Patent and Trademark Office, including post grant review proceedings.

Technology Transfer

Plan and negotiate intellectual property and technology transfer agreements. Our substantial experience includes supporting these transactions on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, not-for-profit and academic institutions as well as large and small, public and private biopharma companies.

Freedom-to-Operate and Due Diligence

We evaluate technology, whether your own of that of your potential strategic partners, contemplated acquisitions or likely competitors. Our advanced and specialized databases provide ongoing updates to our analyses.

General Corporate Practice

We have experience serving as in-house general counsel (and virtual general counsel) of both for-profit and not-for profit organizations. We’ve handled matters relating to governance, boards of directors and advisors, commercial contracts, employment, government grants, SBIRs, intellectual property, technology transfer and other customary “enterprise” topics.

Technology Assessment

Assess your technology portfolio in consultation with your in-house scientific and business development team to evaluate and manage legal risks and to identify opportunities to build additional value.

Flexible Engagement

Standard hourly fees that won’t break the bank. Alternative billing arrangements (retainer, fixed fee, hybrid contingency, equity, etc.) Part-time and on demand in house Counsel (General Counsel, Litigation Counsel, Chief IP Counsel, etc.). We regularly work on-site with our clients.

Located in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is an important place to be for addressing IP matters, whether litigating before the US International Trade Commission, handling Patent Office proceedings, or arguing appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We are conveniently located on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest DC.


Meet our Attorneys

Reid Adler

Reid Adler has been deeply involved in the life sciences sector for over 30 years. He is fascinated by the science of it, and enjoys helping entrepreneurial clients — both small and large — succeed in translating research results into beneficial health care and research products. He had the honor of clerking for Judge Giles S. Rich, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who was the longest serving active U.S. judge and a major contributor to our patent law. Reid also was the founding director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the National Institutes of Health before returning to the private sector as a law firm partner and in-house counsel. He also teaches on-line graduate courses for the Johns Hopkins University master’s degree program in Biotechnology.

Richard Meyer
Richard S. Meyer

Rich Meyer has been practicing more than 30 years, and focuses on strategic IP counseling, including technology agreements, IP due diligence, portfolio development and enforcement strategies, including post grant proceedings at the Patent Office. He particularly enjoys using his experience to help emerging growth companies bring important medical and pharmaceutical technologies to market. He currently serves as Chief IP Counsel to ImmunArray, Ltd, a personalized medicine based company focused in early diagnostic and therapy monitoring technologies in the auto-immune and traumatic brain injury spaces.

Stephen Rosenman
Stephen J. Rosenman
Of Counsel

Steve Rosenman has been practicing over 35 years, and focuses on litigation at the ITC and in the federal courts. Steve has been named as a leading attorney in connection with IP litigation, especially ITC matters, by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and other publications. He has been advising a leading consumer electronics manufacturer concerning a program to eliminate industry-wide infringement from domestic and foreign sources.