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Last Updated: March 9, 2017
Timothy P. Best is a partner in the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice.
Best's patent litigation experience has spanned work for clients in a variety of technological fields, including biotechnology and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, image processing, semiconductor manufacture, and business methods. Best also has experience in copyright and trademark litigation.
Best earned his JD at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) where he served on the Editorial Board of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and served as an advisor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal Annual Review.
Prior to law school, Best earned his PhD of Philosophy in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where his work included organic syntheses of DNA-binding small molecules, as well as the assessment of those molecules' in vitro and in vivo activity using molecular biology and cellular biology techniques. Best received his BS in Chemistry from Butler University, where he graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in chemistry.
Best is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
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Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about whether or not religious judges can keep their faith separate from their rulings. Stolzenberg said, “[Amy Barrett] is being selected to fulfill a half century campaign to take back the courts, to return religion to the public square, to dismantle a style of secularist constitutional interpretation that religious conservatives find objectionable."
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.