Robert Yeh is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. Dr. Yeh advises companies and their investors in the life sciences space on intellectual property issues that are essential to their success at all stages of their life cycle, drawing on his extensive experience as a scientist and former patent litigator. Dr. Yeh advises clients on matters including: Complex licensing transactions Joint ventures and co-promotion, co-marketing, and co-commercialization agreements Services and distribution agreements Research and collaboration agreements Mergers and acquisitions and related ancillary agreements Manufacturing and quality agreements Intellectual property issues in private and public financing, including IPO, follow-on offering, and debt issuance. 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. 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, among other areas. Dr. Yeh earned a PhD at UC Berkeley in chemistry for his work in Dr. Kenneth Raymond's laboratory on supramolecular nano-cages. Dr. Yeh held a postdoctoral research position at The Scripps Research Institute and was a research scientist at a multinational medical diagnostics company, focusing on bioconjugation and macromolecular therapeutics and imaging agents (MRI and PET). While in law school, he received the American Jurisprudence prize in Intellectual Property Strategy and 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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