Gary M. Myles provides patent counseling, patent application drafting, patent prosecution and related licensing, intellectual property portfolio evaluation and dispute resolution advice to technology clients. He also formulates freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and invalidity opinions and performs intellectual property due diligence reviews. His areas of technological expertise include molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and immunology. Dr. Myles represents clients in the biotechnology, biomedical device and mechanical device industries. Prior to joining Schwabe, Dr. Myles practiced as an intellectual property attorney in both firm and biotechnology company settings.
Dr. Myles’ scientific experience includes six years at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where he was a post-doctoral and senior research fellow in the Basic Sciences Division. While at the Hutchinson Center, Dr. Myles researched the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction through structure-function studies on the c-fms receptor tyrosine kinase and studied the effect of receptor mutants on the processes of cellular differentiation, proliferation and transformation. Dr. Myles began his career at the Hutchinson Center after completing his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, where he performed research culminating in his doctoral dissertation entitled “Structure-Function Studies on Uvra: An Escherichia coli DNA Repair Protein.”
Dr. Myles is an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law, where he co-teaches a course entitled Biotechnology and the Law with Mr. Paul Beattie of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Dr. Jeff Pepe of Trubion Pharmaceuticals. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on various topics in biotechnology patent law at the University of Washington School of Law. He is admitted ot the Washington State Bar, District Court for the Western District of Washington, and United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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- B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois, 1981
- Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina, 1990
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1999