Intellectual Property

A crucial aspect to device development is navigating whether your invention or technology is protectable and whether you have freedom to operate (FTO). The PDC works with well-respected patent attorneys and patent agents in the medical device field to assist in meeting the intellectual property needs of PDC members. For UCSF investigators, the PDC facilitates connections to the UCSF Office of Innovation, Technology, and Alliances to disclose inventions.


  • Johney Han, JD - Partner, Levine Bagade Han LLP - website
  • James Huie, JD - Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC - website
  • Alex Flake – Patent Agent
  • David Levine, JD, MS - Partner, Levine Bagade Han LLP - website