Fenwick & West Life Sciences Group

801 California Street  Mountain View, CA 94041, United States

Contact: Michael Shuster

  • 415.875.2413
  • 415.281.1350

Digital Health Investments Heat Up In 2014

Fundraising for digital health continued on its record pace in February with more than $320 million in venture, debt and private equity investment going into the burgeoning sector…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Top Ten Digital Health Investments Of 2013; Generating Momentum For The Year Ahead

Digital health investing started the year on a high note with four $20+ million rounds of funding in January alone for MD Live, TigerText, MC10 and WellDoc. That’s a very promising continuation of the tremendous funding growth…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Five Key Questions Every Digital Health Entrepreneur Should Consider

Bob Kocher M.D. of Venrock has three words of advice for aspiring digital health entrepreneurs and investors: “Think Big Enough.” His point is that healthcare in America is so expensive and so inefficient that if you can’t…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

12 Dos And Don’ts For Angel Investors

Earlier in the summer, Fenwick hosted a program for new angel investors with RockHealth. As part of the event, Ash Fontana of AngelList presented a primer for new angel investors that included a dozen dos and don’ts that are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Strategies For Navigating The Life Sciences Capital Crunch

The need for innovation in healthcare has arguably never been greater. Originally Published in Navigating The Capital Crunch - April 15, 2013…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hot Companies In Digital Health

With venture capital funding of digital health up 45 percent in 2012, according to Rock Health, we're hearing a lot about mobile health apps and healthcare IT. You may be asking yourself what is digital health? Hear my take on…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is Digital Health Poised To Grow Or Is It Hitting The Wall?

Recently, the Pew Internet & American Life Project (the “Pew Internet Report”) reported that nearly 70% of Americans are monitoring one or more health metrics for themselves or a loved one, but only 21% of those are using a…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Price Transparency And Active Wellness

The New York Times’ health and science blog, Well, recently published a post discussing the results of an informal quest to find the price of a hip transplant. The post received widespread attention and commentary because of its…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Who Will Pay For Digital Health Apps?

The question of whether or not smartphone apps can play an important role in the delivery of healthcare services has been more or less answered with a resounding yes. From weight loss to diabetes monitoring to diagnosing ear…more
| Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Big Data Could Save Healthcare System $300+ Billion Annually

According to a recent report released by Rock Health, Big Data has the potential to save the healthcare system more than $300 billion per year by improving poorly coordinated care, reducing fraud and abuse, and improving…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

“Clear and Conspicuous” FTC Guidance on Marketing Mobile Apps

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently published a guide, Marketing your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start, to help mobile app developers understand FTC advertising and privacy rules…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Seeds of Exhaustion: Monsanto Is Coming to the United States Supreme Court

On October 5, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the case Bowman v. Monsanto Co., Docket No. 11-796 (USSC 2012). The high court will be taking on the question of patent exhaustion in seeds, specificallyMonsanto's…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Life Science Financings Show Uptick in Valuations in 2012 and Increased Activity by Corporate Investors

Times are tough in the life science financing environment, as underscored by numerous recent news stories as well as quarterly statistics from Dow Jones VentureSource and The MoneyTree Report…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Life Science Financing Survey First Half 2012

Survey Introduction and Background - For the past ten years, Fenwick & West has published a quarterly survey of trends in the valuations and terms of venture financings in Silicon Valley. A copy of the most recent version…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Testing And Characterizing Biosimilarity: Will The Hatch-Waxman Safe Harbor Apply?

Two recent conflicting Federal Circuit cases (Classenand Momenta) interpreting the Hatch-Waxman safe harbor provision (35 USC 271(e)(1)) have stirred debate in the biosimilars community…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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Areas of Practice
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  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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