Ned A. Israelsen
is the managing partner in our San Diego office. His major areas of
practice include advising startup companies and established businesses
in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical areas, including
worldwide patent protection strategies; avoidance of third party
intellectual property; portfolio building; due diligence; intellectual
property opinions; and licensing. His clients include venture-financed
startup companies; newly-public companies; major biopharmaceutical
companies; not-for-profit institutions and educational institutions; and
governmental research organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Israelsen served as a law
clerk and technical advisor to the Honorable Jack R. Miller of the
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has jurisdiction over
all patent appeals in the U.S.
Mr. Israelsen joined the firm in 1983 and became a partner in 1985.