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Jeffry Mann

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Intellectual Property


Jeffry S. Mann, Ph.D., is head of Morgan Lewis’s San Francisco Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on developing and implementing patent strategies, counseling, prosecution, licensing and due diligence, primarily in organic and organometallic chemistry, molecular imaging and contrast agents, materials, pharmaceuticals, spectroscopy, separations, catalysis and biotechnology. Dr. Mann has also obtained patent coverage for clients in the areas of biosensors, fluorescent and luminescent probes, microarrays, biogasification and organic synthesis using enzymes. For more information, view Mr. Mann's biography at


Before beginning his patent law practice, Dr. Mann served on the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, directing a chemical research program funded by private, federal and industrial grants. In collaboration with scientists at the Contrast Media Laboratory and the Magnetic Resonance Science Center, Dr. Mann developed biodegradable macromolecular drug delivery vehicles for contrast agents used in diagnostic imaging. Dr. Mann remained an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology at UCSF for several years after he began practicing law. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, Dr. Mann was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacy, where he developed nucleotides bearing novel fluorescent and intercalating agents. Dr. Mann is a named inventor on two U.S. patents covering biodegradable drug delivery vehicles for polymeric contrast media. He is the author or co-author of 27 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters in the areas of organic synthesis, contrast media and diagnostic medical imaging.


Golden Gate University School of Law, 1997, J.D.; University of Oregon, 1990, Ph.D.; California State University, Sacramento, 1985, B.S.

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP¬†has a ‚Äėsmart, focused, and dedicated‚Äô team, which offers ‚Äėinvaluable‚Äô help to life sciences clients in regulatory, corporate and M&A, IP, antitrust, tax and labour matters, and in litigation.¬†Randall Sunberg¬†(Princeton),¬†Kathleen Sanzo¬†(Washington DC),¬†Jeffry Mann¬†(San Francisco and Singapore) and Michael Abernathy¬†(Chicago) jointly head the practice. Highlights include advising AstraZeneca in the co-development agreement between its subsidiary Pearl Therapeutics and Avillion, which envisages the advancement of Pearl Therapeutics' product PT027 through a global clinical development program for the treatment of asthma. Merck and 23andMe are other key clients. FDA specialist Michele Buenafe, from the Washington DC office, is ‚Äėa true partner in every sense of the word‚Äô.¬†Alan Leeds¬†and¬† Oren Livne¬†¬†in Princeton and the ‚Äėvery knowledgeable‚Äô Benjamin Pensak¬†in San Francisco¬†are also recommended. Corporate expert¬†Eric Hwang¬†joined the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices from WilmerHale, while a team of nine patent prosecution and litigation partners joined the Orange County office from¬†McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

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