Advancements in biotechnology create opportunities and risks in key areas of life science, including the research and development of products and processes in healthcare, medicine, biofuels, and food technology. WIT affiliates with esteemed academics, skilled technical experts, and former regulators who understand the usage and impact of biotech innovation and can address issues regarding the ins and outs of complex and novel science and technology.
Rapid growth in the biotechnology industry drives competition and a host of potential conflicts, including patent disputes, product liability claims, theft of trade secrets, and FDA, USDA, and EPA regulatory actions. Our teams of diverse biotech experts have years of consulting and testifying experience. They can support counsel on the most complex cases involving biomolecular and cellular methods to create therapeutics, food, and fuel products.
As food science evolves and more cultured food products hit the marketplace, legal challenges will likely ensue.
At WIT, we represent top scientists and food industry experts with years of consulting and testifying experience in the subjects most relevant to litigation involving lab-grown foods, including synthetic milk, cellular seafood, and cultured meats.
WIT represents experts who are top academics in science, experienced industry insiders, and highly credentialed chemical engineers. Our multidisciplinary expert teams can address our clients’ needs, whether to understand biotech drug research, testing protocols, industry practices and policies, or matters involving damages analyses. Their expertise covers the following:
- Biologic drugs
- Biologic response modifiers (BRM)
- Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
- Biopharmaceuticals and immunotherapy
- Clinical trials
- Consumer protection statutes
- CRISPR/Cas9-based technology
- Diagnostic testing
- Gene-editing techniques
- Lab-grown and plant-based meats
- Medical devices
- Novel functional materials
- Nutritional compounds
- Product labeling and advertising
- Safety monitoring