MICHAEL J. HOSTETLER

Partner
 
Intellectual Property
IP Litigation
Clean Technology IP Counseling & Patents
Energy Innovation & Clean Technology
IP Counseling & Patents
Life Sciences

EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Michael Hostetler is a partner in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He practices in the area of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, litigation, interferences, opinions, and licensing matters. Michael represents clients in the clean technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and nanotechnology industries.

Michael currently serves as a member of the firm's Policy Committee.

SELECT CLIENTS:
  • Acucela, Inc.
  • Age of Learning, Inc.
  • Ambrx, Inc.
  • Bio-Tissue, Inc.
  • Lumena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc.
  • PharmAkea Therapeutics (formerly known as PharmAria)
  • Organovo, Inc.
  • Otonomy, Inc.
  • QuantiCel Pharma, Inc. (formerly known as QC Laboratories, Inc.)
  • The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Seragon Pharmaceuticals
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2001
    Order of the Coif; Summa Cum Laude; Grand Prize Winner, Duke Business Plan Competition
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
  • B.S., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Co-author, "Synthesis and Reactivity of Cp2Ta(CH2)2Ir(CO)2: An Early-Late Heterobimetallic Complex that Catalytically Hydrogenates, Isomerizes, and Hydrosilates Alkenes," Journal of the American Chemical Society 113, 1991
  • Co-author, "Reactions of Primary Organosilanes on Transition Metal Surfaces: Identification of the First Surface-Bound Silylynes," Journal of the American Chemical Society 116, 1994
  • Co-author, "Gold Nanoelectrodes of Varied Size: Transition to Molecule-Like Charging," Science 280, 1998
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Since 2004, Michael has delivered an annual presentation titled "Patent Law in Biomedical Engineering" at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Biomedical Engineering.

ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

12235 El Camino Real
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone | 858-350-2306
Fax | 858-350-2399

Email | Michael Hostetlermhostetler@wsgr.com

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