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Louis C. Cullman

Fax +1.949.623.4480
Mr. Cullman a partner in the Orange County office of K&L Gates LLP where he focuses in intellectual property (IP) law. His practice has a strong life sciences focus and concentrates on transactional IP for pharmaceutical and medical device companies including patent procurement, technology transfer and Bayh-Dole issues, merger and acquisition-related due diligence, freedom to operate analyses, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, Hatch-Waxman-related client counseling and litigation support. Mr. Cullman regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies including Allergan, Baxter Biosciences, Beckman Coulter, Medtronic and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in matters related to product life cycle management, patent litigation strategy and merger and acquisition IP due diligence. Prior to attending law school Mr. Cullman was a licensed Clinical Microbiologist and co-founded and directed an infectious disease laboratory and diagnostic device manufacturing company in Southern California. He has extensive technical experience in the design and manufacturing of in vitro diagnostic devices for infectious diseases, immunology and biochemistry.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, American Biosafety Association
  • Member, New York Academy of the Sciences
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, California State Bar
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Term Adjustment and Patent Term Extension, American Conference Institute Hatch-Waxman Boot Camp, San Diego, CA, July 18-19, 2011
  • Biosimilars - Patent Process, FDA-­Orange County Regulatory Affairs (OCRA) Educational Conference, Irvine, CA, June 8-9, 2011

Additional Information

  • State Licensed Clinical Microbiologist