Faculty Biography

Martin Voet

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • MBA, 1979, Pepperdine University
  • JD, 1968, George Washington University
  • BS, 1964, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

Professor Voet teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property law.

Professional Experience

Voet’s 35 years of professional experience in intellectual property management include obtaining and maintaining patent and trademark rights, developing and implementing strategies for maintaining product exclusivity, due diligence, acquisitions, in-licensing and out-licensing, establishing joint ventures and developing and participating in litigation strategies and techniques for defense against generic challenges in the pharma/biotech industry. He has served as senior vice president and chief patent counsel at Alllergan in Irvine, Calif.; general counsel and chief financial officer at Nelson Research Company in Irvine, Calif.; associate at the patent law firm of Fulwider, Patton, Rieber, Lee and Utecht in Los Angeles; patent attorney for Shell Oil in San Francisco; and as patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.

Honors and Affiliations

Voet graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar.

Key Works

Voet’s publications include The Generic Challenge: Understanding Patents, FDA and Pharmaceutical Life-Cycle Management, 3rd Ed. (Brown Walker, 2011).

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