We provide cutting-edge advice for healthcare innovators, particularly in EPO oppositions, strategic prosecution, and in UK, UPC and pan-European patent and SPC litigation

Healthcare IP Experts

Our multi-disciplinary team includes life scientists, engineers and regulatory experts.

At Carpmaels & Ransford, healthcare companies will find our patent attorneys and SPC experts working directly with our dispute resolution and transaction specialists. We are forerunners in providing a fully integrated, end-to-end service for pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech innovators

Our attorneys have robust technical and commercial knowledge, combining experience from academic research, and insights from working at industry-leading companies.

Our Expertise

Our expertise in therapeutics and diagnostics, spanning our Chemistry and Biotech groups, is widely regarded as the best in Europe. We advise some of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies on their most important projects, working across the entire lifecycle of IP work. We excel in strategic prosecution on marketed products, and EPO opposition defence and enforcement work for originators against generic competition. The Chemistry group also has a strong reputation for consumer product work. 

Our Engineering and Tech groups have unrivalled experience in handling strategically important medical device work, including drafting, prosecution, EPO opposition, defence and litigation. The group represents a huge range of medical technology, ranging from surgical devices to medical lasers, from contact lenses to drug delivery systems.   

Our Dispute Resolution and Transaction groups are recognised in the market for handling highly complex, technical cases across the healthcare domain, with expertise in pharma and biotech litigation, including SPCs, as well as regulatory approval and pan-European medical device disputes. 

Carpmaels clearly plays in the top European league. The firm is also well-seasoned in combining its mixed expertise for clients. For example, in the past year the firm’s litigators and patent attorneys were heavily involved in several infringement and revocation proceedings for various Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries.
Juve 2023
A well-established IP practice, with expert patent and trade mark attorneys as well as solicitors acting for a range of clients in the life sciences sector. In addition to acting on patent prosecution and disputes, the team also offer support on the IP aspects of transactions between biotech and pharmaceuticals companies.
Chambers 2022