Stinson provides patent preparation, prosecution, counseling and litigation services over a wide range of biotechnologies including biological therapies, diagnostics, biologically produced molecules and agriculture, both in the U.S. and abroad. We also enforce our clients’ patent rights and defend clients against claims of infringement. Our work securing and protecting intellectual property rights for biotechnology and life sciences companies includes work for public and private companies, ranging from small startups to large multinational corporations, as well as universities and government agencies.

We seek to understand the commercial goals underlying our clients’ technologies and develop intellectual property portfolios that meet our clients’ business objectives. In addition to having the legal experience to protect critical intellectual property assets, many of our patent attorneys have advanced degrees and industry experience that provide for a deeper understanding of the science underlying our clients’ discoveries.


  • Patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Patentability analysis
  • Preparing freedom-to-operate, invalidity and non-infringement opinions
  • Due diligence analysis
  • Patent landscape analysis
  • Design-around analysis
  • Post-grant proceedings at the USPTO
  • Foreign opposition proceedings
  • Litigation
  • Technology agreements, including license agreements, joint development agreements, and distribution agreements

Representative Biotechnology Subject Matter

  • Antibodies
  • Aptamers
  • Bioactive peptides
  • Biological therapeutics
  • Biofuels
  • Biomarkers
  • Biosensors
  • Cell culture
  • Cell-based therapies
  • Diagnostics
  • DNA- and RNA-based technologies, including RNAi
  • Enzymes
  • Gene editing
  • Gene therapies
  • Immunoassays
  • Microencapsulation
  • Microfluidics
  • Molecular cloning
  • Nutritionals
  • Recombinant protein technology
  • Skin care
  • Synthetic biology technologies
  • Tissue engineering
  • Transgenic animals
  • Transgenic cells and microorganisms
  • Transgenic plants
  • Vaccines



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