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