Nisan Steinberg

Nisan Steinberg: Attorney with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP


Professional Summary

Nisan has nearly 20 years of experience counseling start-up, large pharma, and academic clients and their research and development teams about freedom to operate, patentability, patent prosecution and opposition strategies, technology licensing, collaborations, patent portfolio management, copyright compliance and transfer and other IP-related transactions. He has drafted and obtained patents for technologies including:

•Biologic pharmaceutical compounds, formulations, and production methods
•Transgenic animals and plants, gene knockout animals
•Transgenic stem cells and transdifferentiation methods
•Viral vector systems and novel promoters, enhancer and other regulatory elements
•Targeted drug delivery and drug carrier proteins
•Biomarker assay methods
•Food processing technologies

Prior to his association with the firm, Nisan practiced at Amgen for over 10 years, where he was the lead IP attorney for several product strategy teams and biosimilar product teams in the neuroscience, inflammation, cardiovascular, and metabolic therapeutic areas, and he was law team leader for manufacturing, operations & devices.


•State Bar of California
•United States Patent and Trademark Office
•Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA)


•Presented Patents 101; Copyrights and Fair Use, 2010-2013
•Presented: Examiner Interviews, 2002 Patent Prosecution Workshop, PLI, San Francisco
•Regulation of Scientific Misconduct in Federally Funded Research, 10 So. Cal. Interdisc. L. J. 465 (2001).
•12 scientific articles (list available on request)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Trade Secrets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.866.7817  Phone
310.943.3172  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, Ph.D., Microbiology, 1990; San Diego State University, B.S., Microbiology, magna cum laude, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Southern California Law School, J.D, 1998
Year of First Admission:
registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1998, California
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., January 19, 1956

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San Diego, California

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