Biotechnology Yocto Law Overview

The Biotechnology component of the Life Sciences industry is a diverse sector whose members face an array of of legal needs. These needs are best addressed by a multidisciplinary approach that integrates knowledge of law, business, and most importantly, an advanced understanding of the science and of the scientific mindset that underpin this sector.

Partnering with Yocto establishes a relationship of unparalleled value that translates into a competitive advantage for Yocto’s Biotechnology sector clients who benefit from Dr. Gabriella Chan’s cross-disciplinary background.

Yocto’s clients receive tailored, pragmatic, and well-rounded advice informed by:

●  Legal experience as former Vice President of Legal Affairs at a nanotechnology start-up

●  An advanced scientific background

●  Practical business experience working in biotechnology and nanotechnology start-ups

●  Experience working closely with scientific teams and world renowned researchers to commercialize academic inventions

●  Experience negotiating licensing agreements with university technology transfer offices

 Contact Yocto for assistance with:

●  IP portfolio development and strategic management including: assessment, enforcement, exploitation and commercialization of IP assets

●  Freedom to operate analyses and business strategy

●  Corporate matters including founders’ and shareholders’ agreements and executive compensation packages

●  Commercialization matters including drafting, review, and negotiation of licensing, distribution, employment, confidentiality, non-competition, strategic alliances, collaboration, R&D, and outsourcing agreements

●  Corporate governance matters including directors’ and officers’ liability

●  Development of policy and best practices manuals and training materials including: company policies, privacy policies, and IP policy manuals, as well as IP fundamentals instruction manuals

●  Regulatory compliance matters including diagnostic device approval, clinical trial management, and market access matters

●  Online-presence matters including: terms of use and privacy policies, trade-mark, trade-name, and domain name issues

●  Privacy matters including compliance with CASL

●  Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program

●  Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) compliance

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