Leonard R. Svensson
Adjunct Professor of Law
- JD, 1983, George Mason University
- BS, 1975, University of Maryland
Areas of Expertise
Professor Svensson teaches in the areas of intellectual property and patent law.
Svensson is a partner in the firm of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP and is a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. He has experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecution of patent applications in the United States and abroad, opposition proceedings in the EPO and Japan, infringement actions in U. S. Federal District Court, patent interferences and appeals. He also has experience counseling in patent validity and infringement issues, handling worldwide patent portfolios and conducting product clearance studies in the major markets of Europe, Japan and the United States. Svensson has particular technical expertise in the fields of biotechnology (including plant biotechnology), biochemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Honors and Affiliations
Svensson is a member of the Virginia and California State Bar Associations. He has lectured frequently before national and international audiences on various aspects of U.S. patent practice.