Felicity E. Groth

Partner

Philadelphia
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Overview

Felicity Groth has more than 12 years of experience handling intellectual property (IP) matters, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences arena. Felicity utilizes her technical background in biochemistry to bolster a strong patent practice with a specific focus on diagnostic and therapeutic biologics. She counsels clients concerning a wide range of complex transactional matters that arise at the interface of the life sciences and IP. Felicity represents a broad range of clients, from research institutions to startups to established companies, and has seen many companies grow dramatically on the strength of their IP assets.

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  • Works with a multinational biopharmaceutical corporation to develop, implement and manage a global prosecution strategy for platform technologies and biological products.
  • Assists a major biotechnology company in strategic business decision-making by providing patentability, freedom to operate and patent validity analyses and in considering potentially infringing competitor activity.
  • Analyzes Hatch-Waxman patent term extension of biologic therapeutics for a major biopharmaceutical corporation.
  • Represents a biotechnology company in due diligence reviews of patent portfolios in the context of product licensing and capitalization.
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Experience

  • Works with a multinational biopharmaceutical corporation to develop, implement and manage a global prosecution strategy for platform technologies and biological products.
  • Assists a major biotechnology company in strategic business decision-making by providing patentability, freedom to operate and patent validity analyses and in considering potentially infringing competitor activity.
  • Analyzes Hatch-Waxman patent term extension of biologic therapeutics for a major biopharmaceutical corporation.
  • Represents a biotechnology company in due diligence reviews of patent portfolios in the context of product licensing and capitalization.
  • Represented a biotechnology client in its Series A to D financing rounds and in its acquisition by a major international biopharmaceutical conglomerate in a multimillion-dollar transaction.
  • Assists a nonprofit research institution in its collaborations with corporate sponsors, including facilitation of sponsored research agreements licensing of patent rights.
  • Assists a major biopharmaceutical company in premarket freedom-to-operate analyses for its lead biological products.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2006 to 2007)

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Board Member (2010 to 2012)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Pennsylvania BIO

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Woodcock Washburn LLP: Attorney Advisor

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 47,042
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2000, with legal writing honors
  • M.S., Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1995