PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.
PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.

  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (Leadership & Management Certificate, 2019)
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Associate Editor, U.B.C. Law Review
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine (Ph.D., Immunology, 2004)
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Science (B.Sc., Biology and English, with distinction, 1998)

  • Alliance for SoCal Innovation
  • American Bar Association
  • Flinn Foundation Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee
  • Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada
  • MIT Enterprise Forum - San Diego
  • San Diego Angel Investors
  • San Diego Biotechnology Network
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 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

  • "Patent Fundamentals, Drafting & Prosecution," Co-Presenter, USC Stevens Center for Innovation (September 16, 2020)
  • “Patent Fundamentals, Drafting & Prosecution,” Presenter, University of San Diego Law School Intellectual Property Externship Course (August 31, 2020)
  • “Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law,” Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer 2020 Year-End CLE Series (August 19, 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