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Michael B. Farber, Ph.D. Patent Lawyer

Michael B. Farber, Ph.D.

Of Counsel
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    Tel: +1.818.584.6460

    Fax: +1.818.574.6026


    Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.

    Harvard University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D.

    California Institute of Technology, B.S. (Biology)

    Bar Admissions

    California State Bar

    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    Court Admissions

    U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

  •      Dr. Michael B. Farber concentrates in the areas of Intellectual property practice involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights; specializing in biotechnology patent prosecution and client counseling, and opinion work, in genetic engineering, assay devices, gene cloning, monoclonal antibodies, microarrays, biological and medical applications of nanotechnology, genomics, drug discovery and testing, small molecule chemistry with biotechnological applications, and protein and peptide chemistry. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Farber’s legal experience included working as a patent attorney at both intellectual property firms and general practice firms in Los Angeles and San Diego.


    · Gene Cloning

    · Bioinformatics

    · Genomics and Proteomics

    · Immunochemistry

    · Protein Chemistry

    · Assay Devices

    · Drug Delivery

    · Pharmaceutical Formulations

    · Medical Devices


    Purification and Properties of Bacteriophage X-174 Gene D Product, Journal of Virology, 1976

    A Clear-Plaque Mutation of Bacteriophage M13 Affects the Regulation of Viral DNA Synthesis, Journal of Virology, 1980

    Actual Malice’ and the Standard of Proof in Defamation Cases in California: A Proposal for a Single Constitutional Standard, Southwestern University Law Review, 1987

    The Scope of Patent Protection for Physiologically Important Proteins and Peptides, Biopharm, 1990 (with Harris F. Brotman)

    Catch-22’ for Biotechnology Process Patent Protection, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1991

    Federal Circuit Tightens Law on Patents for Chemical

  • Practice Areas

    Intellectual Property Law

    Patent Law

    Trademark Law

    Copyright Law