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Harris Brotman serves as a Senior Counsel to KSPL representing companies, universities, research institutes and investors for intellectual property strategies for business planning in marketing, R&D, and finance.  He has twenty years of broad experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, medical diagnostics and therapeutics.

Dr. Brotman’s practice includes advising clients in connection with Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions; Validity, Infringement, Freedom-to-Operate Opinions; Portfolio Assessment & Management; Negotiation and Preparation of Patent Licenses and Other Agreements and Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications.  He has significant experience in these technologies:

  • DNA and gene testing; other nucleic acids, including antisense oligonucleotides, methods of delivering antisense oligonucleotides to tissues, and methods of use for controlling cell proliferation
  • Gene cloning and other recombinant means for producing variant proteins, recombinant enzymes, methods of use
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Adult Stem Cells
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Medical devices
  • Encapsulated Systems for Delivery of Biologics
  • Immunochemistry, use of compounds for immunomodulation;  monoclonal antibodies in diagnosis and treatment; methods for producing monoclonals; derivatized antibody carriers to target tissues; methods to enhance antibody transport; anti-idiotype antibodies in cancer therapy
  • Chimeric peptides for delivery of compounds through tissue barriers
  • Viruses and vaccines
  • Compounds and methods for growing tissues

Member, State Bar of California
Registration to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

1989 J.D. Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California.
1974 Ph.D. in Genetics, University of California, Davis
1969 B.A. in Biology, California State University, Northridge
1989 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, Washington, D.C. Summer Clerk; for Chief Judge Helen W. Nies


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Member
  • Licensing Executives Society

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