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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
2040 MAIN STREET
14TH FLOOR
IRVINE, CA 92614
CALIFORNIA
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Jason Gersting is a partner in the Orange County office. He focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and strategic intellectual property portfolio management in the biotechnology and life science industries.

Dr. Gersting’s practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property due diligence, counseling on licensing, infringement and validity issues, and strategic management of patent and other intellectual property assets. He currently represents clients in a wide range of technology areas, including stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, biotechnology, medical devices, aesthetics and personal care products, and nutraceuticals. He also represents foreign associates in procuring U.S. patent protection for their clients in biotechnology and life sciences.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Gersting earned his Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Florida, where his research focused on role of fetal neuroendocrine signaling and prostaglandins in the initiation of labor and delivery at the conclusion of pregnancy. Before law school, Dr. Gersting worked as a research scientist in a laboratory focused on non-traditional roles of hematopoietic growth factors on the developing fetal gastrointestinal tract.  He also earned his master’s degree by developing methods to analyze differential expression of calcium channels in response to disease or injury.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: licensing

The ‘outstandingSalima Merani, who operates form Orange County, is one of the key contacts at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP‘s extensive licensing practice. She brings to bear her more than 20 years of experience handling the development and commercialization of patent portfolios for life sciences companies, particularly medtech and biotech companies. The department’s expertise also spans licensing agreements in the context of financings and transactions, mainly in the venture and growth capital space, which also amount for a portion of the workload. Irvine-based partners Jason Gersting, who acts as practice co-head, and Terry Tullis are other names to note.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Full-service IP firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP advises an impressive roster of clients -comprised of Fortune 500 names and start-ups- with their patent portfolio strategies. The practice continues to grow its its presence in the data privacy and artificial intelligence areas, although the medical device, biotechnology, electrical engineering and telecom sectors continue to stand out as the group´s mainstays. The team also assists with due diligence for corporate transactions, and is well know for its expertise handling in post-grant reviews before the PTAB. The practice has a particularly strong presence in California, with offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco. Key practitioners Salima Merani, who specializes in building patent portfolios for life sciences companies; Jason Gersting; Terri Tullis; and Sabing Lee, are all based in Orange County. Seattle, New York, and Washington, D.C, are other key offices.