Of Counsel
Intellectual Property


Dr. Lorelei (Lori) Westin is Of Counsel in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Before joining the firm, Lori served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable John A. Houston in the Southern District of California. She also was a patent agent at Howrey Simon Arnold & White. Prior to Howrey, Lori had extensive experience as a research scientist, serving as a senior research scientist in Advanced Technologies at Nanogen, Inc.; a research associate in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute; and a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, CMB, at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She is the primary author of numerous scientific and legal publications, and is an inventor on seven issued U.S. patents on microchip and DNA amplification technology.

Lori has held numerous fellowships including: Fellow, Centers for Academic Excellence, the Center for Law, Technology and Communications, Highest Honors; J. Aron Foundation Fellow; Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellow; Fulbright Fellow; and Pre-doctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation.

  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2004
    Summa Cum Laude; Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • Ph.D., Biology, Boston University
    Boston University Dean's Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • M.A., Biology, Boston University
  • B.A., Animal Physiology, University of California, San Diego, 1987
    UCSD Presidential Fellow and Undergraduate Research (MARC) Fellow
  • Co-author, "Federal Circuit Amgen Case Clarifies Important Aspects of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act," Generic Pharma 2.0, July 22, 2015
  • Co-author with C. Miller, D. Vollmer, R. Radtkey, D. Canter, M. Nerenberg, and J. O'Connell, "Identification of Microorganisms on a Microelectronic Chip Array," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 39 at 1097-1104, 2001
  • Co-author with X. Xu, C. Miller, L. Wang, C.F. Edman, and M. Nerenberg, "Anchored Multiplex Amplification on a Microelectronic Chip Array," Nat. Biotechnol., Vol. 18 at 199-204, 2000
  • Co-author with P. Blomquist, J.F. Milligan, and Wrange, "Triple Helix DNA Alters Nucleosomal Histone DNA Interactions and Acts As a Nucleosome Barrier," Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 23 at 2184-2191, 1995
  • More publications
  • Please see wsgr.com for a complete list of publications.
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

12235 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone | 858-350-2225

Email | Lori Westinlwestin@wsgr.com

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