MICHAEL J. HOSTETLER

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

EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Mike Hostetler is a partner in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provides strategic intellectual property counseling to more than 100 growth enterprises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He works with both venture-backed and public companies. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence (both buy and sell side) for venture financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has provided patent counseling in support of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in all stages of development, from proof of concept to regulatory approval. He leads a talented team of patent associates and patent agents that can meet virtually any technical and strategic need.

Mike currently serves as a member of the firm's Policy and Nominating Committees.

SELECT REPRESENTATIONS:
  • Amira Pharmaceuticals in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Aragon Pharmaceuticals in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Janssen
  • Ardea Biosciences in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by AstraZeneca
  • Avalon Ventures and COI Pharmaceuticals in various intellectual property matters
  • Lumena Pharmaceuticals in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Shire
  • SARcode Bioscience, Inc. in various intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Shire
  • Otonomy in intellectual property matters related to its $100 million IPO
  • Pharmacyclics in intellectual property matters leading to its partnership with Janssen for Pharmacyclics’ flagship asset, Imbruvica, as well as in its acquisition by AbbVie
  • Quanticel Pharmaceuticals, PharmAkea Therapeutics, and Abide Therapeutics (all separately backed by venture funding and Celgene) in various intellectual property matters
  • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in various intellectual property matters
  • Seragon Pharmaceuticals in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Roche/Genentech
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, Texas Health Catalyst Advisory Panel, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
HONORS:
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Co-author with V. Norviel, D. Hoffmeister, P. Girinath, D. Van Goor, and C. Andres, "Overcoming Restriction Requirements On Pharma Patents," Law360, August 4, 2015
  • 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
  • Not admitted in Texas

Contact Information

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

900 South Capital of Texas Highway
Las Cimas IV, Fifth Floor
Austin, TX 78746
Phone | 512-338-5400
Fax | 512-338-5499

Email | Michael Hostetlermhostetler@wsgr.com

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