Leslie B. Overman

Foley & Lardner LLP


Law School/Year: J.D., California Western School of Law, 2003

Other Graduate School/Year: Ph.D., Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, 1989

College/Year: B.A., Biochemistry, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1982

Bar Admissions

California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Professional Background

Les Overman joined Heller Ehrman in 2005 and is a member of the Patents & Trademarks Practice Group and the Life Sciences Practice. He has particular knowledge in developing patent strategies for the life sciences industry, and his practice focuses on patent prosecution. Prior to joining Heller Ehrman, Overman served as in-house counsel at Internet startup Colizer Inc. and patent attorney at Isis Pharmaceuticals. He also was a scientific adviser for a boutique biotechnology law firm in San Diego. Prior to his legal career, Overman was a staff scientist at biotechnology companies in Palo Alto and San Diego. He was also an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego. Overman holds two patents and has published articles in a number of scientific journals.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, member, Intellectual Property Law Section, Legislation Committee

San Diego County Bar Association, member

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, member

Intellectual Property Subcommittee of BIOCOM, member

Licensing Executives Society, member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, member


Contact us today at 619.232.4381 or sales@sddt.com to find out more about our 2008 sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Related Articles

Honoring San Diego's promising Young Attorneys

They work for large, national firms, specialized boutiques and the court system. Many are associates and some have even made partner. A few, amazingly, have opened offices on their own already. They are some of the brightest up-and-coming players in the San Diego legal community, and they are being recognized with The Daily Transcript's inaugural Young Attorneys honor.

Meet the judges

Many attorneys soar with own practices

As solo practitioners and small firm settings continue to be one of the fastest growing practice styles in the legal profession, it is not surprising that many of San Diego's top attorneys don't work for a big law firm.

Personal qualities equal to education when seeking new recruits

Shaun Khojayan, a criminal defense attorney with offices in San Diego and Beverly Hills, sought a young associate by posting on University of San Diego's alumni bulletin board. As the head of one of San Diego's small law firms, he had specific qualities in mind.

Strategies for better time management

Whether you're a legal administrator at a mid-size boutique or a mega-firm with overseas offices, time management is a perennially important issue. Given the diverse assortment of duties you perform on a daily basis, it's critical that you have an effective time management strategy in place.

USD School of Law appoints judge as director of graduate tax program

The University of San Diego School of Law recently announced its appointment of the Hon. David Laro as director of the esteemed graduate tax program effective in 2008. The school's tax law faculty was ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2008 list of America's Best Graduate Schools.

Stingier job market awaits new attorneys

A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.

Critics take aim at California's patent shield

In the lucrative world of patents, the University of California is a major player. It receives by far more patents from the U.S. government than any school in the country. And by licensing out its intellectual property, the university has generated about $500 million in revenue in the past five years.

Privacy concerns still abound in use of analytics

As analytics becomes more advanced and more widely used by businesses, privacy issues are a growing concern, and some experts say the laws haven�t yet caught up to the technology.

Important Dates

9/5/2007 Nominations Open
9/28/2007 Nominations Close
10/31/2007 Nominations Announced
11/07/2007 Finalists Notified
11/9/2007 Advertising Deadline
11/21/2007 Publication Date

contact info: Iam Pam