Maynard Nexsen’s Life Sciences Group provides clients with a comprehensive range of legal services throughout the full life cycles of their products and evolving business needs. From initial entity formation and intellectual property protection to drug and medical device approvals, patent litigation and product liability litigation, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies routinely call on Maynard Nexsen to help them navigate the changing landscapes of these rapidly evolving fields.

Maynard Nexsen attorneys have experience advising large and small life sciences clients involved in a wide range of areas, including biologics, biosimilars, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic technologies, and drug delivery systems. Our multidisciplinary life sciences team includes attorneys with expertise in key areas of law that impact life sciences companies, including corporate formation, intellectual property, regulatory matters including approvals, healthcare, litigation, products liability, and class actions.

Intellectual property is at the heart of the life sciences industry. We offer clients a full range of intellectual property legal services and advice for their products, from transactional to litigation matters. Our intellectual property lawyers have extensive experience in patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and portfolio management. Our team also has extensive experience in patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, and appeals to the Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit.

When it comes to the life sciences industry, two things are clear: The landscape of healthcare is rapidly changing. And to remain successful, companies must continue to seek the highest standards of innovation while managing all the evolving issues that come with today’s new operating environment – from increasing regulatory scrutiny to heightened competition from generic providers.

Maynard Nexsen attorneys understand the trends reshaping the life sciences industry and have the experience and backgrounds necessary to handle the gamut of concerns facing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare service companies. 

We help clients stay at the forefront of advancements and breakthroughs in medical care by employing legal strategies that support virtually every phase of a company’s development and product lifecycle. 

Clients in the life sciences industry turn to us for our broad-based knowledge in: 
  • Intellectual property licensing, protection, and enforcement, including issues with patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring and negotiating corporate alliances, partnerships, and collaborations
  • Evaluations of capital projects
  • Public and private equity and debt financings
  • General securities and corporate governance/compliance matters
  • Research and development financings
  • Technology licensing and contracts
  • Compliance with marketing programs, research and development initiatives, regulations and regulatory entities, and tax law 
  • Litigation
Regulatory Experience

We help clients understand the laws and regulations applying to industries working in the chemistry, biotech and pharmaceutical areas. We assist in securing the required permits or licenses from local, state and federal agencies. We also assist clients with government inspections and government representation.

The federal agencies we have experience working with include:
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Drug Enforcement Administration




The Life Sciences Industry in South Carolina
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