Miguel Alvarez's practice is focused on the biotechnology and life sciences industry. His experience includes negotiating agreements that involved the transfer of sensitive research materials on behalf of a nonprofit medical research institute, and he has thoroughly researched diverse intellectual property topics ranging from the application of the patent written description requirement on monoclonal antibodies to the failure to function doctrine in trademark registrations.
Before attending law school, Miguel spent eight years as a researcher at a San Diego-based biotechnology company where he developed novel antibodies and other cell-based assay reagents.
- September 2021
Didn’t Cut the Mustard: PTAB Finds Claims Lacked Written Description and Enablement
- University of San Diego (J.D. cum laude 2020, with a certified concentration in Intellectual Property & Technology Law); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology 2008, with a concentration in Infectious Diseases)
- Extern, Office of the Public Defender, County of San Diego, California (Summer 2018)
- Extern to Judge Michael S. Berg, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Summer 2019)