Jaime Z. Saavedra, Ph.D., focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, patentability and freedom to operate opinions, due diligence, and strategic counseling in the life sciences and related technology fields. Jaime represents clients of all sizes, including emerging companies, public companies, and public institutions. His technology experience includes pharmaceuticals, chemicals, polymers, materials, and biotechnology. Jaime is fluent in Spanish.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jaime worked at another international law firm, where his work included drafting and prosecuting patent applications, freedom to operate counseling, and patent litigation support focused on the chemical, health, and life sciences.
Jaime’s doctoral research centered on organic chemistry and the development of novel methods of reducing a variety of functional groups. He has authored and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at several scientific conferences.
During law school, Jaime was a research editor of the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal and concentrated his studies on intellectual property law and related fields.
Santa Clara University School of Law, 2013, J.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012, Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Berkeley, 2006, B.S., Chemistry