Animals play a significant role in our society, whether as companion animals or livestock. Indeed, in the US alone well over 10 billion animals are counted on an annual basis. Built to serve this vast population, animal health is a combination of two large and growing industry sectors: pet care and livestock production.
The animal health industry includes all products that promote livestock productivity and health and companion animal health, such as medicines and vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices, pet supplies, feed, and nutritional supplements.
As livestock production and the rate of pet ownership both continue to increase to meet a growing human population, animal health products will also be needed in greater volumes. To address extant and new animal health challenges, the industry will continue to rely on both cutting-edge technologies and classical veterinary science.
Research and innovation drive the quest to meet these challenges and fight new diseases that threaten animals, as well as to provide new or improved production technologies for all products needed for animals to thrive.
Why Sterne Kessler?
- In today's competitive landscape, strong patent protection is critical in bringing animal health products to market. We understand the challenges and risks you face and we strive to provide high value counseling. We have more than 30 years of experience helping companies strategize, build, and enforce worldwide biotechnology and pharmaceutical driven intellectual property portfolios.
An accomplished team, those practicing in the group bring advanced academic training in areas such as chemistry, pharmacy, molecular and cellular biology, genetic engineering, and immunology.
- We take a holistic approach to protecting your products by bringing the full complement of IP options to bear -- utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights. For those collaborating, licensing or commercializing innovations, we also provide counseling regarding agreements and freedom to operate in the marketplace. Including through strategic patent challenges.
- Additionally, we conduct intellectual property due diligence to support those who are licensing or investing in promising new technologies.