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Wayne Montgomery, J.D.

Tel: 650-245-5264  Email: [email protected]


  • Intellectual Property

J.D. Santa Clara University
B.A. in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, UC Santa Barbara

California State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mr. Wayne Montgomery is a seasoned Intellectual Property lawyer with a long and distinguished career. He spent more than 25 years serving and advising various pharmaceutical and biotech companies as lead in-house counsel or outside legal advisory. He has vast experience in all intellectual matters (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.), such as patent drafting, prosecution, opinions, licenses, as well as strategic development, maintenance, and collaborations regarding IP rights.

Representative Experiences

The following is a selected sampling of the companies Wayne has served in recent years and his roles:

Celera Genomics, Vice President, Intellectual Property
AXYS Pharmaceutical Company, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel
Nektar Therapeutics, Vice President, Intellectual Property
Exelixis, Inc., Vice President, Patents
iPierian, Inc., Vice President, Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property