Joseph M. Reisman is a partner in our San Diego office.
Dr. Reisman's practice involves patent prosecution and strategic counseling, chiefly for clients in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as patent litigation and appellate work involving various technologies. His practice allows him to utilize the technical training he received while earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry, as it focuses on the Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biotechnology industries. His litigation experience is varied, and includes numerous large-scale patent infringement actions brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act, in which he has many years of trial experience. He has also served as a trial attorney, and has authored numerous appeal briefs, and conducted oral argument on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dr. Reisman often represents manufacturers of generic and follow-on products, and has been a team leader in successfully earning early market entry of generic equivalents of many well-known products, including Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Valcyte (valganciclovir). Dr. Reisman regularly counsels his clients as they prepare their Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) and provides strategic advice with an eye toward successful patent litigation strategies, including settlement, always keyed to successful business outcomes.
Dr. Reisman also has extensive experience obtaining and enforcing complex patent portfolios, trade secret rights and other forms of intellectual property for his clients. He has extensive experience developing patent portfolios relating to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, specialty chemical, and water treatment technologies.
During the course of his graduate studies in biochemistry, Dr. Reisman was awarded "La Bourse Chateaubriand" by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Embassy to the United States. Under that six-month grant, he continued his doctoral research (at the University of California, San Diego) on the structure and function of certain DNA-binding proteins, while working at the Université de Montpellier in Montpellier, France. After graduating from law school at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, Dr. Reisman served for two years as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In every year since 2012, Dr. Reisman has been named a "San Diego Super Lawyer", has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America, and has been selected as a “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences. These recognitions range in fields, including Patent Prosecution, Patent Advisory, Strategy, and Management, Patent Litigation and, more specifically, Hatch-Waxman Litigation. Since 2000, he has regularly served as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at the University of San Diego, School of Law. He is also an active member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Association’s Board of Directors, and he has recently served as a Chair of the Association’s Amicus Committee and its Scholarships Committee.
Dr. Reisman joined the firm in 1998, and became a partner in 2002.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1996-1998