Intellectual property is an area of particular practice strength at Quarles & Brady—so much so that we have further pursued key aspects of IP law in order to specifically serve the research institutions industry. Few law firms can boast our depth of knowledge and experience in working with universities, foundations, research hospitals and health care organizations, clinical researchers, museums, and other research-intensive organizations; in fact, few other law firms focus on this industry, let alone to the extent that we do. As you can read in detail by clicking on the “High Profile Representations" tab above, we have helped to patent human stem cells, secured advances in medical imaging, and played several roles in the establishment of a major microbiological research facility, to name a few noteworthy projects in which we’ve been involved.
The Quarles Research Institutions Team understands the distinctive missions of higher education, health care, clinical/contract research, and public benefit, and how to address legal needs with an eye toward achieving the business goals tied to their missions. As a result, we have represented some of the premier research institutions throughout the world on their most important legal issues.