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Background

Geoff Biegler, a Principal in Fish’s Southern California office, has an expansive litigation practice that spans all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Biegler has successfully managed and tried matters through all phases of litigation in a variety of forums, spanning from the District of Delaware to the Southern District of California, including the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Biegler also has experience in Patent Office proceedings, both in the US and in Europe, including EPO Opposition Proceedings, US Patent Office Post Grant proceedings and interferences. In addition to his experience in U.S. jurisdictions, Mr. Biegler also has significant experience managing and harmonizing patent disputes that include fronts on multiple, international jurisdictions.

Mr. Biegler’s extensive experience in intellectual property disputes involves a wide variety of technologies, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, genomics, biotechnology, medical devices, and software, among others. Leveraging his background in biology and chemistry, Mr. Biegler has extensive experience litigating both Hatch-Waxman cases and competitor pharmaceutical and biotechnology cases. He is very knowledgeable regarding the generic regulatory framework and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.

In the courtroom, Mr. Biegler has conducted witness examinations and argued a variety of dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Mr. Biegler has also handled pre-suit investigations, managed complex discovery, defended and taken numerous depositions, including expert depositions, drafted appellate briefs and assisted his clients in managing post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

He is also active outside of the courtroom. Mr. Biegler has been involved in pro bono matters relating to domestic violence and homeless rights, including working with the Western Center on Law and Poverty to overhaul San Diego County’s General Relief program for homeless adults and, recently, partnering with Disability Rights-California and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty to challenge San Diego’s nighttime parking and vehicle habitation ordinances on behalf of a class of homeless individuals. He is also a member of several local organizations, including the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court.

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School 2006
magna cum laude


B.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 2000
Biology and Chemistry


Admissions

  • Minnesota 2006
  • California 2013
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Other Distinctions

Publications

Mayo at Five: Are Traditional Method of Treatment Claims in Danger Under Section 101?,” co-authored with Megan Chacon and Dalia Kothari, Fish Litigation Blog (October 9, 2017).

Mayo at Five: Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claims,” co-authored with Megan Chacon and Dalia Kothari, Fish Litigation Blog (September 6, 2017).

Life Sciences Patent Eligibility “101”: Mayo at Five, co-authored with Megan Chacon and Dalia Kothari.

Presentations

Lecturer, Patent Resources Group Advanced Patent Law Course, “Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilars: A Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA (Biosimilars) Immersion Course,” April 18-20, 2018.

Speaker at PatCon 8: The Annual Patent Conference, “Venue in Hatch-Waxman Cases,” March 2, 2018.

 

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