Leslie B. Overman (“Les”) is a registered patent attorney and a Ph.D. Biochemist with substantial industry experience as a bench scientist before entering the legal profession.  His research business and legal experience provides a valuable perspective for helping clients integrate their IP needs with their business objectives.

Dr. Overman has many years as an attorney in multinational law firms and research companies.

Some examples of scientific subject areas he has advised clients include: protein and DNA diagnostics and therapeutics spanning areas of oncology, immunology and microbiology; protein post-translational modification; genomics and personalized medicine; and medical devices.  He also provides counseling in non-biotechnology areas that include simple mechanical devices.  He truly enjoys assisting clients, big and small, in product IP de-risking – a more accurate description of IP “protection.”

Dr. Overman is a Past President of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.  He is also a volunteer member of the board of directors for the University and State Employees (USE) Credit Union – currently Chair.