Dr. Jeffrey Lehrberg assists clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters—particularly intellectual property issues concerning the life sciences.
His practice includes providing global patent procurement and prosecution strategies; patent landscape assessments; competitor monitoring; and performing freedom to operate and patentability assessments.
Dr. Lehrberg obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, where he studied the cellular and molecular underpinnings behind the nerve dependency of salamander limb regeneration. In 2013, he was awarded a Grass Fellowship in Neuroscience by the Grass Foundation.
After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Lehrberg worked in the dental implant industry for several years, writing manuals on surgical procedures, performing research, and performing reliability engineering on implant systems.
Dr. Lehrberg has written and prosecuted patents directed to complex life science subject matter including: 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; genetic testing methods and kits; CRISPR, TALEN and Zinc Finger gene editing technologies; and the creation of transgenic animals and plants.
In addition, Dr. Lehrberg has considerable intellectual property experience in the area of biopesticides, e.g., sea anemone toxins, arachnid venoms, bacterial proteins, and fungal proteins.
Dr. Lehrberg 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.
- cum laude
- Wayne Law Review, Comment Editor
- Doctorate Title: Organotypic Slice Culture of Salamander Limbs: Identification and Investigation of Nerve Derived BMP2 in an Organotypic In Vitro Assay
- with honors
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The Best Lawyers in America
- Recognized in practice area of Intellectual Property Law, Ones to Watch, 2023
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
News & Insights
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).