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Los Angeles Office
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197, USA

Biography

Timothy P. Best is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice. In 2017, Dr. Best was selected as a Rising Star by Law360, a list that highlights top legal talent under the age of 40.  Recognized for his scientific savvy to guide major drugmakers through high-stakes patent cases, Dr. Best was one of the five life sciences lawyers honored by Law360.

Dr. Best's patent litigation experience has spanned work for clients in a variety of technological fields, including biotechnology and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, image processing, semiconductor manufacture, and business methods.  Dr. Best also has experience in copyright and trademark litigation.

Dr. Best earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) where he served on the Editorial Board of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and served as an advisor for the BTLJ Annual Review

Prior to law school, Dr. Best earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where his work included organic syntheses of DNA-binding small molecules, as well as the assessment of those molecules' in vitro and in vivo activity using molecular biology and cellular biology techniques.  Dr. Best received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Butler University, where he graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in chemistry.

Dr. Best is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California - Berkeley - 2007 - Juris Doctor
  • California Institute of Technology - 2005 - Ph.D.
  • Butler University - 1999 - Bachelor of Science

Admissions

  • California Bar