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Timothy Best

Timothy Best

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

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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The New York Times
October 15, 2019
Re: Edward McCaffery

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