Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Over 10 years ago, Wagenknecht began as a patent prosecution law firm focusing almost exclusively on patenting San Diego’s biotechnology and life science inventions for start-ups.  Although our practice has expanded to include other technologies, Wagenknecht’s biotechnology and life science patent practice is still a large part of the firm and is known throughout San Diego under the moniker BIOTECH BEACH LAW .

Counseling biotechnology and life science companies is highly specialized.  US examination policies are shifting with respect to DNA, protein and diagnostic-based inventions, requiring in depth understanding of different laboratory techniques as well as biological systems.  Further, examination polices in foreign countries differ from those of the US.

Wagenknecht continues to adapt its patent strategies to stay ahead of trends in US and foreign examination policies.  Wagenknecht helps protect:

  • Proteins, antibodies & polypeptides
  • Nucleic acid technologies
  • Transgenic organisms
  • Enzymatic processing methods
  • Drug delivery systems

Representative Biotechnology & Bioscience Patents:

  • US 9,650,686 – Extreme Thermophilic Bacteria of the Genus Caldicellulosiruptor
  • US 9,528,101 – Granzyme B protease variants
  • US 9,402,934 – Method for preparing biological tissue
  • US 9,334,532 – Complexity reduction method
  • US 8,283,169– Differential gradient separation of cells
  • US 8,263,375– Dynamic monitoring of activation of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) and receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) in living cells using real-time microelectronic cell sensing technology
  • US 7,927,630– Use of autologous sediment from fluid aspirates as vehicles for drug delivery
  • US 7,816,080– Identifying organisms by detecting intronic nucleic acid or encoded proteins
  • US 7,741,539– Transformed plant cell expressing five mammalian proteins involved in sialylation and a protein involved in galactosylation
  • US 7,741,028– Methods of identifying genetic markers in the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene