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Robert M. Yeh, Ph.D.

Associate

San Diego, CA
858-678-4322
ryeh@fr.com
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Background

Dr. Yeh is an Associate in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. He has extensive hands on experience in small molecule chemical synthesis, bio-conjugation, preclinical drug development, medical imaging agents/tracers, and materials synthesis. He leverages his strong research experience and deep scientific acumen to help clients achieve superior results efficiently. He is particularly effective at communicating with inventors and experts on their technical wavelength and at quickly grasping complex technical concepts. His practice focuses on prosecution, counseling, and litigation in pharmaceuticals, chemical synthesis, biotechnology, sequencing technology, materials science, and medical devices.

Dr. Yeh was a Summer Associate and Diversity Fellow with the firm in 2010 and 2011. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior analyst for a scientific strategy consulting firm and a research scientist at the medical imaging division of Siemens Medical Solutions. He previously co-chaired Fish & Richardson’s associate committee.

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law 2012
Business Law Certificate
Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 2004
Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry


A.B., Princeton University 1998
Chemistry, Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
with honors

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2007
  • California 2012

Other Distinctions

Awards

American Jurisprudence Awards in Intellectual Property Strategy and Partnership and Limited Liability Companies.

Publications

“Precedential Decisions at the PTAB: An Endangered Species?” Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 17, 2018

“The Public Paid for the Invention: Who Owns It?”  Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2012 Annual Review, Volume 27.

A Most Peculiar Application of the False Claims Act Spring 2013 Newsletter, The Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter.

Selected Technical Publications

Yeh, R. M., Ziegler, M., Terpin, A. J., Johnson, D. W., Raymond, K. N. “Imposition of chirality in a dinuclear triple-stranded helicate by ion pair formation.” Inorganic Chemistry 40 (10), 2001, 2216-2217.

Saalfrank, R. W., Glaser, H., Demleitner, B., Hampel, F., Chowdhry, M. M., Schunemann, V., Trautwein, A. X., Vaughan, G. B. M., Yeh, R. M., Davis, A. V., Raymond, K. N. “Self-assembly of tetrahedral and trigonal antiprismatic clusters Fe-4(L-4)(4) and Fe-6(L-5)(6) on the basis of trigonal tris-bidentate chelators.” Chemistry-a European Journal 8 (2), 2002, 493-497.

Davis, A. V., Yeh, R. M., Raymond, K. N. “Supramolecular assembly dynamics.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99 (8), 2002, 4793-4796.

Yeh, R. M., Davis, A. V., Raymond, K. N. “Self-Assembly.” Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II, Elsevier, 2003 Chapter 6.3.2

Yeh, R. M., Xu, J., Raymond, K. N. “Large M4L4 (M = Al(III), Ga(III), In(III), Ti(IV)) tetrahedral coordination cages: an extension of symmetry-based design.” Inorganic Chemistry 44 (18), 2005, 6228-6239.

Yeh, R. M., Raymond, K. N. “Supramolecular asymmetric induction in dinuclear triple stranded helicates.” Inorganic Chemistry 45 (3), 2006, 1130-1139.

Prasuhn, D. E., Yeh R. M., Destito, G., Obenaus, A., Manchester, M., Finn, M. G. “Virus based nanoparticle as a platform for magnetic resonance imaging contrast enhancement.” Chemical Communications 12, 2007, 1269-1271.

Singh, P., Prasuhn, D. E., Yeh R. M., Destito, G., Finn M. G., Manchester, M. “Toxicology and pharmacokinetics of wild-type cowpea mosaic virus.” Journal of Controlled Release 120 (1), 2007, 41-50.

Destito, G., Yeh, R. M., Finn, M. G., Manchester, M. “Folate mediated targeting of cowpea mosaic virus to tumor cells.” Chemistry and Biology, (14), 2007, 1152-1162.

Biros, S.M., Yeh R. M., Raymond K. N., “Design and formation of a large, supramolecular cluster using 1,1′-binaphthyl ligands.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition (47), 2008, 6062-6064.

 

Invention 

US 7,928,210 titled “Nucleoside Based Proliferation Imaging Markers.”

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