Benjamin C. Pelletier | Associate

Ben focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, advising foreign and domestic clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, life science, and medical device industries.

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Ben’s practice also focuses on intellectual property due diligence, including patentability and freedom to operate analyses.

Ben brings a wealth of industry experience to his legal practice at Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP. Prior to attending law school, Ben spent more than five years working as an engineer and project manager at Genentech, where he helped develop a wide array of cutting-edge products used to treat cancer and other diseases. Ben’s industry experience provided him with extensive expertise in molecular biology, recombinant cell culture technology, design and production of monoclonal antibodies and other recombinant proteins, assay development, formulation development, and drug delivery technology. Prior to working at Genentech, Ben also developed expertise in tissue engineering and polymer science while working as a graduate student intern at Advanced Tissue Sciences, a small biotech company in La Jolla, CA, and as an undergraduate student researcher in a medical polymers lab at UC Berkeley.

Ben received his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. During law school, he pursued a concentrated course of study in intellectual property law, which included course work in patent prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property licensing. Ben received Witkin Awards in both Intellectual Property Licensing and Advanced Legal Research, and received an award for best brief in Moot Court. Ben also served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, which publishes scholarly articles on Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law.

Prior to joining Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP, Ben was an associate at a California based Intellectual Property firm, where he practiced patent prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property due diligence.

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