IP attorney joins law firm's Los Angeles office
12/09/2016

LOS ANGELES – Sal Wakil has joined the Los Angeles office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group.

Wakil brings an extensive array of experience in biotech research, medical devices, patent prosecution, PTAB proceedings, trademark and copyright law experience.

Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie he served as a patent agent preparing applications across multiple technological backgrounds. He also identified and analyzed issues while responding to Office Actions, and determined strategies for continuation and divisional applications. Wakil is fluent in Farsi and speaks conversational Spanish.

His biomedical engineering background includes some of the most well-known names in biotech, where he designed clinical and preclinical trials for medical devices and therapeutics. He has managed FDA audits, while further developing, validating and implementing cell-based bioassays.

Wakil also has experience in writing analytical procedures, validation reports and operating procedures for clinical immunology labs, and participated in the development and manufacture of materials used in pharmacokinetic trials as part of FDA Phase I Clinical Studies.