Michael Tuscan

Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP

Michael Tuscan

Michael Tuscan

Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP

Biography

Michael S. Tuscan is co-chair of the Firm's Patent Counseling & Prosecution practice group and a member of Cooley's Litigation department. He joined the firm in 2005 and is partner-in-charge of the Washington DC office. Dr. Tuscan also serves on the firm's Management Committee.

Dr. Tuscan specializes in patent issues and has spent his legal career serving the biotechnology industry in the U.S. and abroad in all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses on the development, execution and enforcement of worldwide market exclusivity strategies for products and technologies that are the core asset of biotechnology companies of all sizes. He is also adept at counseling clients to help turn those assets into business opportunities, such as capital transactions, strategic partnerships, product acquisitions and the like. He has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, business-focused opinions, due diligence, patent interferences and oppositions. He is named one of the top lawyers in the United States for patent prosecution matters (Legal 500).

Prior to joining Cooley, Dr. Tuscan was a partner at Morgan Lewis. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Emory University, an MS in Genetics, did postdoctoral work in human ion channel biology and served as a patent examiner in the biotechnology group of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology arts, including genomics, bioinformatics, micro-array technologies, recombinant antigens and vaccines, gene therapy, genetic engineering, rational drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry and human viruses. He has also published and has been an invited speaker on intellectual property issues facing the genomics and bioinformatics industries.

Dr. Tuscan is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in the jurisdictions of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP
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Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group
2005 - Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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