Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Klarquist professionals have the cross-disciplinary expertise to help our life science clients protect their inventions. As patent counsel for federal laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as many life sciences companies and leading universities worldwide, the firm works with leading researchers in diverse fields of life sciences.

Most of the professionals in Klarquist’s Life Sciences & Biotechnology Group have doctoral degrees, and many have considerable post-doctoral training. They have the technical and legal experience to effectively communicate with Life Science clients and translate cutting edge technology into effective patent protection.

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William D. Noonan, M.D.
Sheree L. Rybak, Ph.D.


Our Life Science & Biotechnology professionals have expertise in fields such as:

  • Antibodies, vaccines, and immunology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Drug screening and formulation
  • Pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and diagnostic agents and treatments for many different diseases such as cancer, infectious disease (e.g., HIV and Ebola), neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s) and immune disorders
  • Gene therapy techniques and DNA diagnostics
  • Molecular biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Ophthalmology and physiologic optics
  • Physics
  • Software for medical devices
  • Stem Cells
  • Surgical devices and methods