Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Patent Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

James Mullen’s practice combines his scientific experience with his legal training to craft commercially relevant solutions for his clients’ intellectual property challenges. He is the founder and head of the firm’s Antibody Patent Group and leads the San Diego office Patent Group. As a patent prosecutor, Dr. Mullen is well versed in obtaining focused patent protection that provides a commercial advantage in the marketplace, but prosecution is just one aspect of his practice. He is also experienced in conducting intellectual property due diligence studies on both the buy- and sell-side for acquisitions and funding purposes. Dr. Mullen additionally provides counseling on infringement issues and post-issuance proceedings, including inter partes review and reexamination proceedings for market-leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as small to midsize life sciences entities.