Miguel Alvarez's practice focuses on patent and consumer litigation.
Miguel has extensive experience in the biotechnology and life sciences industry. Miguel's patent litigation practice has involved technologies such as gene therapy and pharmaceutical cancer drugs. He has negotiated agreements involving the transfer of sensitive research materials on behalf of a nonprofit medical research institute. Miguel has also brokered and facilitated favorable settlements in several consumer litigation matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, 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)
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