Miguel A.Alvarez


San Diego + 1.858.314.1189

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.


  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • Additional Publications

    • September 2021
      Didn’t Cut the Mustard: PTAB Finds Claims Lacked Written Description and Enablement