Life Sciences Partnering and Licensing

Ballard Spahr attorneys have negotiated and structured mission-critical partnering and licensing transactions for life sciences clients of every size and stage of development.

We partner with clients—working alongside their in-house teams—to identify opportunities, assess market conditions, analyze key business and operational issues, and structure partnership solutions that align with current and future strategic goals.

Many members of our team have worked in the life sciences industry—as lawyers, scientists, or business leaders—giving us a nuanced understanding of the industry, the importance of productive relationships, and the complex issues at play in each transaction.

We advise an array of clients from emerging companies to global market leaders on creating partnerships that grow revenue and expand the availability of their innovations. Our team regularly assists emerging growth companies in license technology from university tech transfer offices as well as other strategic partners.

We also represent university technology commercialization offices, developers, and holding companies in structuring foundational licensing of their intellectual property. Our breadth of clients and experience is a benefit to our clients as we see deals and projects from all perspectives of commercialization.