Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. This includes both plants and animals, with a particular focus on cellular activity. Biochemistry is often referred to as a crossover field of chemistry, wherein specialists are educated in not just chemistry in general, but the intricate details of biological chemistry within living organisms. A large focus of biochemistry deals with the interactions of cellular components and often overlaps with molecular biology as well. Macromolecules (such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) are a heavy focus of research and a haven for discovery providing insight into the biological and chemical functions associated with the complex systems that make life possible.
At Price Heneveld, we understand and appreciate the intricacies that can make biological discoveries patentable. We also understand the valuable intellectual property that can be associated with various processes used to create and study cellular activity. Such processes may include genetic coding, protein synthesis (translation), genetic signaling (signal transduction), and gene transcription. Most importantly, Price Heneveld follows the ever-changing landscape of legal developments in the biochemical field that specifically relate to the patentability of particular biological processes. In this way, our attorneys are suited to help navigate clients through the patent process as efficiently as possible.