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Seth David Levy

Seth David Levy

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Licensing, Patent Application

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Licensing: 30%
  2. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
  4. Patent Application: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Seth is a lawyer who is intectually and ethically of the highest integrity.


    Elizabeth Acee Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Samuel E. Gasowski

    I've had the opportunity to work with Seth on various matters and fully trust him with my most important clients and thier work. I consistently refer work to Seth and to other attorneys at his firm. I am regularly pleased with Seth's bright, responsive and practical approach.


    Samuel Gasowski Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Nixon Peabody LLP

555 West Fifth Street
46th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90013




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Life Sciences: Commercial (California)Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
Top 20 Under 40Daily Journal2011
Best Lawyers Under 40National LGBT Bar Association2010
Life Sciences: Commercial (California)Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
Life Sciences: Commercial (California)Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
Star of the YearAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2009
"Southern California Rising Stars"Law & Politics Magazine2009
"Southern California Rising Stars"Law & Politics Magazine2008
Star of the QuarterAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2007
Star of the Year AwardAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2006
Jack Berman Award of AchievementN/A2005
Star of the Quarter AwardAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2005
Star of the Quarter AwardAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2004
Paul Davis Memorial AwardUniversity of Southern California Law School2004
Star of the Year AwardAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2002
Wiley W. Manuel AwardN/AN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNixon Peabody LLP2012 - Present
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2005 - 2012
AssociatePillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP2001 - 2004
Patent ClerkJohnson and Johnson1996 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
ACLU of Southern CaliforniaBoard of Directors2011 - Present
American Health Lawyers Association, Life Sciences Practice GroupChair2009 - 2011
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionConference & Program Director2008 - 2009
Association of University Technology ManagersMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionLeadership Advisory Board2006 - 2009
American Health Lawyers Association, Life Sciences Practice GroupVice Chair, Publications2006 - 2009
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division AssemblyLiaison to ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee2002 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
GC CaliforniaLicense Lessons2009
GC CaliforniaBack to School: Licensing Patents from Academic Institutions2008
GC CaliforniaGet Ready for Change2008
Life Sciences Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Intellectual Property Management, Disputes, and Other Key Business ConsiderationsLife Sciences from a Patent Attorney's Perspective2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Cornell UniversityAgricultureBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Cornell UniversityBiological EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Western Region MeetingTop Tips from Outside Counsel2010
Western Region MeetingTen Important Patent Law Issues for Technology Transfer Professionals2009
Western Region MeetingFederal Funding and Tax Exepmtion: compliance throughout the patent process and in commercialization activities2008
Life Sciences Law InstitutePatent Issues for Life Sciences Lawyers2008
Western Region MeetingRecent Developments in Patent Law2007
Third Annual Conference on Life Sciences Due DiligenceGetting the Target’s House in Order Increasing the Likelihood of Deal Consummation through Advance Preparation2007
Midyear MeetingYou, Me and IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Startup Companies and Small Businesses2007
Annual MeetingStem Cells: A Patent Perspective2007
Annual MeetingOne Approach to Tech Transfer: A Closely-Related Spin-Off2006