Sheldon Mak & Anderson Successes
Navigating a Legal Tower of Babel-(Beckman)
We represented a biotechnology client before the European Patent Office
where two competitors were challenging a patent grant to our client. Our
attorney and our technical expert argued the matter, which took place in three
languages, and, if one considers Scottish a foreign language, four. As allowed
by the EPO, we amended claims on the fly. The EPO granted our client the
patent, and the competitors signed royalty-bearing agreements with our client.