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Life Sciences


Parker Poe provides legal services to entities at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, life science and biotechnology fields. For example, we represent the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (having done so since its inception in 1984), located in the Research Triangle Park. We regularly advise international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government and nonprofit research organizations, contract manufacturers, clinical laboratories, entrepreneurs and scientists.

Many of our life sciences and biotechnology clients also work closely with other Parker Poe attorneys who deal with issues such as intellectual property, tax, employment & labor, international business, government relations & lobbying, antitrust & business torts, health care, commercial contracts, immigration, environmental, securities & corporate governance.

Representative Experience

We regularly provide legal assistance in connection with:

  • License and technology transfer agreements
  • Research and development agreements
  • Collaboration, alliance and joint venture agreements
  • Clinical trials agreements
  • Data sharing agreements
  • Marketing, distribution and supply agreements
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
  • Consulting and independent contractor agreements
  • Bioinformatics agreements
  • Hatch-Waxman Act generic pharmaceutical matters
  • Pharmaceutical patent infringement litigation
  • Trade secret misappropriation litigation
  • Privacy issues
  • Protection of trademarks and other intellectual property
  • Corporate formation and structuring
  • Due diligence, mergers and acquisitions
  • Manufacturing facility development
  • Venture capital fund formation and related transactions

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