INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
2385 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 102, Carlsbad, CA 92011  |  858.623.3240

Professionals

Bruce Grant

Bruce Grant, J.D., Ph.D.

Principal & Shareholder

Bruce has worked for over twenty (20) years procuring and analyzing biotechnology patents. He applies this experience to position intellectual property portfolios for clients in synergy with their business objectives.

Bruce is experienced in all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution, including patent application preparation and prosecution, and patent portfolio strategy and management. His practice also includes advising clients with regard to investment diligence, and third party intellectual property, and preparing patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions.

Bruce also drafts and negotiates transactional agreements for clients, such as agreements pertaining to licensing, research, confidential disclosure, materials transfer, services, consulting and employment.

With a technical background in biochemistry and molecular biology, he regularly addresses a range of technologies pertaining to diagnostics, research tools, biologics, gene therapies and small molecule pharmaceuticals.

 Phone: (858) 623-3226

 

 

B.S. with Honors, Dept. of Biochemistry
University of California, Davis
1991

Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry
Powell Fellow
University of California, San Diego
1996

J.D., School of Law
University of San Diego
2000

Licensed to practice law in California

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Gary Sliverstein

Gary Silverstein, J.D., Ph.D.

Registered Patent Attorney

Gary ’s practice focuses on intellectual property management and protection and transactional matters. He specializes in biotechnology and life science-related intellectual property law with particular emphasis in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology and immunology. Gary is experienced in patent application preparation and prosecution, opinion work (invalidity, non-infringement, freedom to operate), due diligence analysis and counseling clients on intellectual property issues related to their business operations. He has extensive experience in technology transfer matters including negotiation, drafting and analysis of licenses and a wide variety of other agreements such as: research collaboration, inter-institutional, sponsored research, material transfer, confidentiality, consulting, service and manufacturing agreements.

Prior to working with Grant IP, Gary was General Counsel and Patent Counsel at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and held positions as an intellectual property attorney at three major law firms.

 Phone: (858) 623-3242

 

 

A.B., Biology
Colgate University, magna cum laude
1977

Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Michigan
1991

Michigan Cancer Research Fellow
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
1995

Licensed to practice law in California

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Sheryl Silverstein

Sheryl Silverstein, J.D., Ph.D.

Registered Patent Attorney

Sheryl’s experience in patent management and protection ranges from client counseling, procuring patents, and litigating issued patents, to working with outside law firms as an in house director of intellectual property. Sheryl established and managed the patent department of a San Diego biotechnology and pharmaceutical research company. Prior to working in house, Sheryl spent several years at one of the oldest and largest U.S. patent firms, where she gained experience in patent procurement, diligence, and preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions. She also spent a significant amount of time litigating issued patents, and now uses this litigation experience for strategic patent prosecution.

Sheryl’s practice includes client counseling, the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, due diligence review, preparation of non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and patent portfolio management. Technology areas that she has addressed include diagnostics, research tools, biologics, transgenic plants, stem cells, and small molecule pharmaceuticals.

 Phone: 858-623-3240

 

 

B.A., Dept. of Molecular Biology
University of California, Berkeley
1983

Ph.D., Molecular Biology Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
1990

J.D., Southern California Law Center
University of Southern California
1993

Licensed to practice law in California

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Kari Dickinson

Kari Dickinson, Ph.D.

Registered Patent Agent and Managing Practitioner

Kari is a patent agent registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kari is experienced in patent application preparation and prosecution and patentability analyses, and in supporting freedom-to-operate, inventorship, due diligence, non-infringement and invalidity analyses. Technology areas that she has addressed include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, protein therapeutics, and medical diagnostics. Kari’s diverse scientific background includes laboratory research in the fields of molecular biology, genetics, plant biology, pharmacology and immunology.

Kari has been working in the field of intellectual property since 2006 and has been a registered patent agent since 2007. Prior to working with Grant IP, she was a senior technology specialist at a prominent intellectual property law firm.

 Phone: (858) 412-1084

 

 

B.S., Biology
University of California San Diego, summa cum laude
1998

Ph.D., Developmental Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
2005

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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2385 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
Tel: (858) 623-3240
Fax: (858) 623-3224