Robert M. Yeh

San Diego
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA

Robert Yeh is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Technology Transactions Group.

Dr. Yeh advises clients in matters regarding:

  • Complex licensing transactions
  • Co-promotion, co-marketing, and co-commercialization agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Research and collaboration agreements
  • Asset purchases and mergers
  • Manufacturing and quality agreements

Dr. Yeh also represents various buyers, sellers, investment banks, and other financial institutions in performing intellectual property due diligence for private and public financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Yeh is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and provides advice and counsel to clients regarding US and foreign patent prosecution in the chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic industries. He also counsels clients regarding patent portfolio and general IP strategies.

Prior to joining Latham, Dr. Yeh developed substantial experience in patent litigation and patent prosecution and counselling. He has represented multinational and start-up companies in patent litigation in pharmaceutical, life sciences, energy, and telecommunications areas.

Prior to attending law school, Dr. Yeh held a postdoctoral research position at The Scripps Research Institute and was a research scientist at a multinational medical diagnostics company. While in law school, he received the American Jurisprudence prize in Intellectual Property Strategy as well as in Partnership & LLC. He is a named co-inventor on a US patent and is a co-author of 10 peer-reviewed research publications.

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