Law School/Year: George Washington University National Law Center/1981, Order of the Coif, high honors
College/Year: Utah State University/1978, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi
California, U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Federal District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, Supreme Court of California, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Due Diligence, Interferences Practice, Licensing, Patents, Right-to-Practice Opinions
Ned A. Israelsen is the managing partner in Knobbe Martens' 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, 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. Israelsen joined the firm in 1983 and became a partner in 1985.
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA); SDIPLA Amicus Committee; San Diego Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Federal Circuit Bar Association; American Chemical Society (ACS); UCSD Connect; Tech Coast Angels, board member and treasurer; adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law, California Western School of Law (1999-2002); Adjunct Professor of Patent Law, Loyola Marymount University (1985-1987)