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Jeffry S. Mann, Ph.D., is head of Morgan Lewis's San Francisco Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on strategic counseling, including intellectual property portfolio design, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, licensing and due diligence, primarily in pharmaceuticals, functionalized polymers, medical devices and implants, fuel cells, hydrogen and ion generators, laboratory equipment, diagnostics, bioremediation, separations, catalysis, biotechnology, materials, and coatings. Dr. Mann has practical experience in organic synthesis, including polymer synthesis and modification with a focus on polymers of use in water analysis and purification, waste water remediation, ion-exchange, and drug delivery. Dr. Mann has also successfully defended his clients' strategic IP assets against attacks by competitors and has experience in adversarial actions at the USPTO (re-examinations) and before the EPO (Oppositions).
Before beginning his patent law practice, Dr. Mann served on the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, directing a chemical research program funded by private, federal and industrial grants. In collaboration with scientists at the Contrast Media Laboratory and the Magnetic Resonance Science Center, Dr. Mann developed biodegradable macromolecular drug delivery vehicles for contrast agents used in diagnostic imaging. Dr. Mann remained an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology at UCSF for several years after he began practicing law. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, Dr. Mann was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacy, where he developed nucleotides bearing novel fluorescent and intercalating agents.
Dr. Mann is a named inventor on two U.S. patents covering biodegradable drug delivery vehicles for polymeric contrast media. He is the author or co-author of 27 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters in the areas of organic synthesis, contrast media and diagnostic medical imaging.
In 1997, Dr. Mann earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University. He earned his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Oregon in 1990 and his B.S. in chemistry from California State University, Sacramento in 1985.
Dr. Mann is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
|Areas of Practice||1) Intellectual Property, 2) Life Sciences, 3) Licensing, 4) Patent, 5) Chemistry & Life Sciences Patents, 6) Life Sciences Transactions, 7) IP Issues in Business Transactions and 8) Life Sciences and Healthcare|
|Law School||Golden Gate University School of Law|
|Education||California State University, Sacramento (B.S., 1985)|
|Bar Member / Association||State Bar Of California|
|Most recent firm||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
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