Degrees from Columbia College (B.A, Biology), Columbia University (M.A., Chemistry), Stanford University, (Ph.D., Chemistry), and Hastings College of the Law, (J.D.). Admitted to practice by the California Bar (No. 198,051) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (No. 45,298).
LEGAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Currently senior counsel at Young Basile LLP. Prior experience working in major law firms including Pennie & Edmonds LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Cooley Godward LLP. Experience with intellectual law firm boutiques including Beyer & Weaver LLP and Syndicated Law, P.C.
Expertise in patent procurement and client counseling in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, formulations, medical devices, polymer sciences, materials science, organic chemistry semiconductor processing, lithium ion batteries and software. Opinion practice including patent invalidity, patent infringement and freedom to operate opinions. Strategic intellectual property advice in the context of portfolio design and maintenance, pharmaceutical product exclusivity, foreign filing, foreign prosecution, licensing transactions, corporate transactions and financing. Provide technical assistance in patent litigation.
Representative clients include or have included Allergan, Inc., 5AM Ventures, DiCE Molecules, SV, LLC, The Scripps Research Institute, XenoPort, Inc., Skyline Antiinfectives, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc.
Staff Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at Affymax Research Institute. Research experience included peptide medicinal chemistry, peptide synthesis, combinatorial chemistry and pharmaceutical lead optimization.
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Research experience included antibody catalyzed reactions, monoclonal antibodies, biochemistry and molecular biology under the direction of Professor Peter G. Schultz.
Graduate Research Assistant at Stanford University. Research experience included photochemistry, general organic synthesis and the total synthesis of a series of complex polyquinane natural products under the direction of Professor Paul A. Wender.