PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D., P.C.

Jeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D., P.C.

PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D., P.C.

  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (Leadership & Management Certificate)
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (J.D.)
    • Associate Editor, U.B.C. Law Review
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine (Ph.D., Immunology)
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Science (B.Sc., Biology and English, with distinction)

  • Alliance for SoCal Innovation
  • American Bar Association
  • Flinn Foundation Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada
  • MIT Enterprise Forum - San Diego
  • San Diego Angel Investors
  • San Diego Biotechnology Network
  • San Diego County Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section, Member at Large (2021-Present)
  • San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Regulatory Affairs Network
  • Transportation Lawyers Association

The listed presentations and publications have been selected from 2017 onward.


Speaking Engagements

  • "Five Common U.S. Patent Applications," Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (July 22, 2021)
  • “International IP Strategy for Startups,” Presenter, SBDC @ University of California, Irvine Beall Applied Innovation Incubator (July 13, 2021)
  • "Trends Related to Licensing Intellectual Property out of University and Research Institutions," Moderator, Intellectual Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (June 16, 2021)
  • "IP Issues in the Time of COVID-19," Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Virtual CLE Series (June 15, 2021)
  • "CalCurrent’s 50th Episode!" Episode Co-Host, CalCurrent Podcast (June 3, 2021)
  • “Life Science Patent Law: International Perspectives for Start-Up Enterprises,” Lecturer, UC Davis School of Law (April 12, 2021)
  • "Transactional Legal Practice: Views from In-House and Private Practice," Co-Presenter, Grand Canyon University’s Honors College Seminar Series (March 30, 2021)
  • Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in Minerva Surgical v. Hologic Change U.S. Patent Law?” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (March 18, 2021)
  • "Roundtable: How to Get Into Intellectual Property Practice with Any Background," Panelist, Intellectual Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (March 4, 2021) 
  • Four Branding & Trademark Tips for Business Owners,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (December 23, 2020)
  • Four Branding & Trademark Pitfalls for Business Owners,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (December 03, 2020)
  • "Nuts and Bolts of Patent Law," Presenter, Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Section (November 19, 2020)
  • Bayh-Dole Act Casting a Shadow Over New COVID-19 Medical Developments,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (November 05, 2020)
  • "International IP Strategies for Protecting Emerging Technologies in the Life Sciences Sector," Co-Presenter, Licensing Executives Society (LES) 2020 Annual Meeting (October 19, 2020)
  • "Patent Fundamentals, Drafting & Prosecution," Co-Presenter, USC Stevens Center for Innovation (September 16, 2020)
  • COVID-19 Patent Lessons,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (September 03, 2020)
  • “Patent Fundamentals, Drafting & Prosecution,” Presenter, University of San Diego Law School Intellectual Property Externship Course (August 31, 2020)
  • Patenting Antibodies,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (August 20, 2020)
  • “Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law,” Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer 2020 Year-End CLE Series (August 19, 2020)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (July 23, 2020) 
  • Managing Patent Portfolios,” Episode Host, CalCurrent Podcast (July 2, 2020)
  • "Managing Business Needs During a Pandemic: Intellectual Property Update," Presenter and Moderator, Snell & Wilmer Live Webinar to ACC SoCal (April 8, 2020)
  • “Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements: Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication, and Use Provisions,” Co-Presenter, Strafford Live Interactive Webinar (March 24, 2020)
  • The Phoenix CFO Leadership Council’s Law School for the CFO Program, Phoenix, AZ (October 17, 2019)
  • "Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements," Co-Presenter, Strafford Webinar (October 16, 2018)
  • “From the Lab to the Marketplace,” Invited Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona (2017)

Legal Publications

  • i9 Sports, Baseball Coach, Volunteer
  • San Diego SCORE, Volunteer
  • Surfrider Foundation (San Diego Chapter), Volunteer
  • University of Victoria Alumni Association
    • Southern California Branch Contact

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C., Associate 
  • Clark Wilson L.L.P., Associate 
  • Smart & Biggar L.L.P., Associate 

  • Arizona
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • British Columbia
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of British Columbia