Meet SDIPLA Candidate for Treasurer, Nathanael R. Luman

My name is Nate Luman and I would like to be considered for the office of Treasurer of the SDIPLA.  For the past eight years, I have been an intellectual property attorney in San Diego.  During this time I have benefited from the excellent programming and networking opportunities provided by the SDIPLA.  I would love to work with the SDIPLA to continue providing these benefits to the San Diego intellectual property community.

In particular, I would like to make contributions to the SDIPLA as Treasurer of the organization.  I understand that the responsibilities of Treasurer are set forth in Section 46 of the bylaws of the SDIPLA.  I would like to take on the responsibilities associated with financial planning, budgeting, and reporting for the SDIPLA.  I would be excited to serve the SDIPLA in this capacity.

About the Candidate:

Nathanael R. Luman, Ph.D., is a partner in the San Diego offices of Knobbe Martens LLP.  Nate represents chemical and pharmaceutical companies in intellectual property matters. He is actively involved in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  In addition, he has litigated cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act and counseled generic pharmaceutical companies with respect to the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) process.

Nate develops patent portfolios for companies.  His expertise includes strategic patent procurement, analyzing third-party patents, conducting due diligence studies, and preparing opinions on patent validity and freedom-to-operate issues.

In 2012, Nate served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He worked on numerous patent litigation cases during his clerkship.

He is admitted to the State Bar of California and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received his law degree, with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Nate earned his doctoral degree in chemistry from Boston University, where his work involved the synthesis and characterization of biodegradable molecules and macromolecules. His research has been published in a variety of scientific journals, including The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organic Letters, and Pure & Applied Chemistry.