Arnold & Porter

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Noted for its deep understanding of the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Assured handling of complex licensing deals, advice on patent prosecution and also brand strategy for fashion and media clients.

Strengths A client says: "The team is commercial, they know their stuff and have good understanding of in-house lawyers and corporates."

Another says: "They have an impressive ability to bring people in from all over the world to work on a project and work seamlessly together."

Work highlights Advised Novartis on its licensing agreement with Spark Therapeutics regarding non-US rights to a recently FDA-approved gene therapy for retinal dystrophy.

Notable practitioners

Beatriz San Martín is a litigator frequently called on by clients in the life sciences and agribusiness sectors for patent validity, SPC and misuse of confidential information disputes, often spanning multiple jurisdictions.