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Hogan Lovells

Life Sciences

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What the team is known for

Celebrated patent litigation practice which acts largely for innovators in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. Also one of the finest product liability defence practices serving the sector. Team is supported by the Hogan Lovells Science Unit, postdoctoral scientists who advise the legal team on complex technical issues. Noted for its transatlantic capability, complemented by its FDA practice in Washington, DC.

Strengths

"The way they communicate advice is very clear and they find very pragmatic solutions," a client reports.

Another says: "Their expertise, energy and solutions shine through brightly."

Work highlights

Represented Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) in patent validity actions against Pfizer in relation to MSD’s proposed pipeline vaccine product V114.

Notable practitioners

John Meltzer is one of the most accomplished product liability lawyers working in the field of life sciences. His recent work includes litigation concerned with vaccines and prosthetics.

Stephen Bennett leads on some of the most important court cases concerning patent infringement and validity. He is recommended for disputes concerning all manner of technology and also trade marks.
"Stephen is a highly experienced litigator who tells it to you straight." "He is sensible, strategic and has extremely good judgement."

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Overview

Navigating complexities in the life sciences and health care industries is no easy task. Successfully competing in the space requires increasingly creative strategies and integrated solutions that protect and support your business day in and day out.

Regardless of the sector of the health care industry you operate or the maturity of your products, we understand how to bridge the gap between the challenges you face and the outcome you want. From budding startups to multinational enterprises, we've been there before and know how to position you for success. 

With more than 500 life sciences and health care lawyers across the globe, we work closely with you and each other to tackle tough issues and difficult-to enter markets - no matter where you are today or want to be tomorrow. And because we know what makes your industry tick, we have a deep understanding of the issues you face - helping you stay ahead of the curve and on top of your opportunities. 

Whatever your challenge, wherever the issue, Hogan Lovells has you covered.

Industries

Digital Health

Healthcare Services

Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Medical Devices

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Life Sciences Department

Hogan Lovells

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Department location

Atlantic House

Holborn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 2FG

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation


Stephen Bennett
Band 2

Life Sciences: Product Liability


John Meltzer
Band 1