Attorneys

Robert "Bob" Ramos
Partner

Professional Summary

Robert (Bob) Ramos has over 20 years of combined Life Sciences IP experience in both private practice and the biotechnology industry related to worldwide patent and trademark acquisition and strategic counseling.  Bob has assisted venture-backed startups, mid-sized companies, basic research Institutes, as well as large biopharmaceutical companies in need of extensive portfolio management in the biotechnology arts, including molecular biology, antibodies/peptibodies, protein therapeutics, cancer therapies, gene therapy, cellular immunotherapy, and nucleic acids; as well as next generation sequencing and modern genomics, including microfluidics, microarrays, bioinformatic and pharmacogenomic analysis for personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

Bob has extensive Biopharma industry experience where he participated in hundreds of detailed global patent strategy decisions for high value IP assets.  His practice includes preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, patent landscape analysis, opinion work, including patentability, non-infringement, invalidity and freedom-to-operate opinions.  His practice also includes due diligence analysis in connection with venture capital, public and private financing, mergers & acquisitions; as well as litigation support, post-Grant Oppositions, and worldwide Trademark procurement and enforcement strategy.  As part of an extensive patent strategy, Bob co-managed the expedited generation of a lead recombinant protein and its accelerated pre-clinical development to acceptance for First-In-Human clinical trials. 

He conducted his graduate work in biology at UCSD, with an emphasis on molecular genetics, where he constructed genetically engineered viruses for potential use in gene therapy.  Prior to joining the firm, Bob practiced at Amgen for over 10 years, where he was the lead IP Attorney for 2 commercial and 2 Phase I biologics.  Bob also managed the worldwide procurement and enforcement strategy for a trademark portfolio comprising hundreds of registered trademarks protecting numerous pharmaceutical products.

Bob’s experience in molecular biology, law and business is a unique combination among lawyers, and he has a keen understanding of the unique IP legal and business challenges currently faced by many biotechnology companies.

Community

  • State Bar of California
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Venture Group

Education

  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law
  • MS, (Biology/Molecular Genetics) University of California, San Diego
  • BS, (Molecular Biology) University of California, San Diego

News Coverage

  • "BIO 2017: Panelists Talk Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Battle,” Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, June 23, 2017.
  • Bradley Fikes. β€œ Life Technologies Wins U.S. Supreme Court Patent Case,” (C1, continued on C4) The San Diego Union-Tribune. February 23, 2017.
  • Randy Frisch. "Attorney Brings Life Science Expertise to New Role at Procopio," San Diego Business Journal, August 1, 2016.

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