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Jeffrey I. Lehrberg, Ph.D

Associate

Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Wayne Law Review, Comment Editor
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.
  • Biology
University of Oregon, B.S.
  • with honors

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Honors

Overview

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrberg’s practice includes drafting and prosecuting patents in a variety of technical areas, and assisting clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, particularly patent issues concerning the life sciences.

Jeffrey obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, where he studied the cellular and molecular underpinnings of salamander limb regeneration using a novel organotypic slice culture assay of his own design; specifically, Jeffrey studied the role that nerve-derived factors play in salamander cell proliferation, and the role of cell positional identity. In 2013, he was awarded a Grass fellowship in neuroscience by the Grass Foundation.

After receiving his Ph.D., Jeffrey worked in the dental implant industry for several years, writing manuals on surgical procedures, performing research, and performing reliability engineering on implant systems.

In addition to his background in regeneration, cell culture, and implantology, Jeffrey has experience in the following areas of life science intellectual property: the use of cell-based systems for the production of drugs (e.g., cannabinoids); the directed evolution of novel traits in recombinant organisms; methods of bispecific antibody production and isolation; methods of drug delivery using exosomes as a delivery vehicle; biopesticides, e.g., sea anemone toxins, arachnid venom peptides, bacterial proteins, and fungal proteins; genetic testing methods and kits; CRISPR, TALEN and Zinc Finger gene editing technologies; and genetically modified plants.

Jeffrey also advises clients with matters such as assessing patent landscapes, analyzing third-party patents, and performing periodic patent searches to monitor competitor activity.

Jeffrey is a former U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver and combat photographer who took part in missions in the Arctic, South America, Africa, and the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

News & Resources

Publications

Lombardo G, Marincola M, Cicconetti A, Simancas-Pallares MA, Pighi J, Lehrberg J, Signoriello A, Corrocher G, Serpa-Romero X, Vila Sierra LA, Arevalo-Tovar L, Nocini PF. Successful Management of Peri-Implantitis around Short and Ultrashort Single-Crown Implants: A Case Series with a 3-Year Follow-Up. Int J Dent. 2019 Sep 15;2019:5302752

Jeffrey Lehrberg, “One is the Loneliest Number That You’ll Ever Do”: Determining a Substantial Number of Components Under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1) After Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., 64 Wayne L. Rev. 503 (2018).

Fernando Alberdi and Jeffrey Lehrberg, Taking Root, Intellectual Property Magazine (Nov. 2, 2018).

Fernando Alberdi and Jeffrey Lehrberg, Food for Thought, Intellectual Property Magazine (Aug. 24, 2018).

Jeffrey Lehrberg, The History of Dental Implants, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Jeffrey Lehrberg and Paulo Coelho, Biologic Response to Dental Implants, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Souroush Irandoust, Jeffrey Lehrberg, Vincent Morgan, and Sinan Muftu, Engineering Aspects of Bicon Implants, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Giorgio Lombardo, Jeffrey Lehrberg, Jacopo Pighi, Joseph Leary, Peter Caloupka, and Mauro Marincola, The Influence of the Implant-Abutment Interface on Peri-implant Health, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Mauro Marincola, Shadi Daher, Rolf Ewers, and Jeffrey Lehrberg, Sinus Lift Techniques, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Shadi Daher, Mauro Marincola, Dusan Poruban, Laura Murcko, John Morgan, and Jeffrey Lehrberg, Bone Regeneration: Materials and Techniques, in The Bicon Short Implant: A Thirty-Year Perspective (Vincent J. Morgan ed., 2017).

Lombardo G, Pighi J, Corrocher G, Mascellaro A, Lehrberg J, Marincola M, Nocini PF. Aesthetic Surgical Approach for Bone Dehiscence Treatment by Means of Single Implant and Interdental Tissue Regeneration: A Case Report with Five Years of Follow-Up. Case Rep Dent. 2016; 2016: 1236310.

Marincola M, Lombardo G, Pighi J, Corrocher G, Mascellaro A, Lehrberg J, Nocini PF.

The immediate aesthetic and functional restoration of maxillary incisors compromised by periodontitis using short implants with single crown restorations: a minimally invasive approach and five-year follow-up. Case Rep Dent 2015; 2015: 716380.

Lehrberg J, Gardiner D. Regulation of axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) limb blastema cell proliferation by nerves and BMP2 in organotypic slice culture. PLoS ONE. 2015 Apr 29;10(4):e0123186.

Lombardo G, Corrocher G, Rovera A, Pighi J, Marincola M, Lehrberg J, Nocini PF. Decontamination using a desiccant with air powder abrasion followed by biphasic calcium sulfate grafting: a new treatment for peri-implantitis. Case Rep Dent 2015; 2015 p1-7.

Athippozhy A*, Lehrberg J*, Tsai S, Gardiner D, Voss R. Characterization of in vitro transcriptional responses of dorsal root ganglia cultured in the presence and absence of blastema cells from regenerating salamander limbs. Regeneration 2014; 1 p1-10 *1st author.

McCusker C, Lehrberg J, Gardiner D. Position-specific induction of ectopic limbs in non-regenerating blastemas on Axolotl forelimbs. Regeneration 2014;1 p27-34.

Charles Ludwig and Jeffrey Lehrberg, Bringing them in from the cold. All Hands (2005).

Honors

Robert Blasier Annual Law Scholarship, 2016

Fishman Stewart, PLLC Scholarship, 2016

Grass Fellow in Neuroscience, Marine Biological Laboratory, 2013

Departmental Honors, University of Oregon, 2009

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2005

Navy Expeditionary Medal, 2004

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, 2003