Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law



The Rockefeller University v. Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biological Assay Technology Related to Drug Development. Representing defendant in a technology license dispute relating to GlaxoSmithKline's Promacta-brand product. Obtained favorable settlement prior to expert discovery. 

Alios BioPharma
The firm handled the intellectual property aspects of Alios Biopharma’s recent collaboration deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Alios is a biopharmaceutical company that employs molecular modeling and replicon assays for drug screening. Vertex obtained rights to two hepatitis C drugs from Alios in a transaction worth up to $1.5 billion, said to be the largest preclinical licensing deal in history. Knobbe Martens developed an IP strategy for Alios, filed Alios’ patent applications, analyzed potential third party risks and strategies for market clearance, and assisted Alios in the due diligence aspects of the deal with Vertex.

Television Studio
Assisted a television studio with creating and establishing a licensing program for products based on a popular television series.

Basketball Player
Assisted famous basketball player with licensing of rights of publicity and endorsement to major national fast-food chain.

Assisted famous surfer with licensing of rights of publicity to major apparel brand.

Footwear Brand
Assisted national footwear brand in securing endorsement deal for NBA players. 

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