Adam L. Diament, PH.D

Dr. Diament has experience in both patent prosecution and litigation, including trial experience. His expertise includes drafting patent applications, patent appeals, inter partes reviews, and prosecuting international patent applications in the mechanical, electrical optical, and medical arts.  He received his Ph.D. in molecular genetics, a B.A. in molecular and cellular biology, and post-doctoral studies in nephrology. He specializes in serving TLO’s biomedical clients. His years of experience in biological and medical research before becoming a registered patent attorney provides him with special insight into the medical technology of our clients. In his spare time he volunteers as a judge and moderator with the National Science Bowl.

Scientific Background:

  • 2004-2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles
    Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
  • 2004 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis
    Genetics of Obesity Research
  • 1995-1997 Research Assistant for the Human Genome Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
  • 1994 Research Assistant for Gene Mapping at Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Judicial Experience:

  • 2007 – Judicial Extern for the Honorable Suzanne H. Segal at the United States District Court, Central District of California

Scientific Journal Publications:

  • Prolylcarboxypeptidase regulates food intake by inactivating a-MSH in rodents. J. Clin. Invest. 2009; 0(0):0. Wallingford N, Perroud, B, Gao Q, Coppola A, Gyengesi E, Liu Z, Gao X, Diament A, Haus KA, Shariat-Madar Z, Mahdi F, Wardlaw SL, Scmaier AH, Warden CH, Diano S.
  • Identification of a congenic mouse line with obesity and body length phenotypes. Mamm Genome. 2004 Jun;15(6):460-71. Warden CH, Stone S, Chiu S, Diament AL, Corva P, Shattuck D, Riley R, Hunt SC, Easlick J, Fisler JS, Medrano JF.
  • A novel mouse Chromosome 2 congenic strain with obesity phenotypes. Mamm Genome. 2004 Jun;15(6):452- 9. Diament AL, Farahani P, Chiu S, Fisler J, Warden CH.
  • Characterization of epistasis influencing complex spontaneous obesity in the BSB model. Genetics. 2004 May;167(1):399-409. Yi N, Diament A, Chiu S, Kim K, Allison DB, Fisler JS, Warden CH.
  • Reciprocal hemizygosity analysis of mouse hepatic lipase reveals influence on obesity. Obes Res. 2004 Feb;12(2):292-305. Farahani P, Fisler JS, Wong H, Diament AL, Yi N, Warden CH.
  • Studies of natural allele effects in mice can be used to identify genes causing common human obesity. Obes Rev. 2003 Nov;4(4):249-55. Review. Diament AL, Fisler JS, Warden CH.
  • Multiple linked mouse chromosome 7 loci influence body fat mass. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Feb;28(2):199-210. Diament AL, Warden CH.
  • Associations between uncoupling protein 2, body composition, and resting energy expenditure in lean and obese African American, white, and Asian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Jun;71(6):1405-20. Yanovski JA, Diament AL, Sovik KN, Nguyen TT, Li H, Sebring NG, Warden CH.

Book Chapter Publications

  • Gene Epistasis and Gene-Environment Interactions Influence Diabetes and Obesity. Nutritional Genomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition. Jim Kaput and Raymond L. Rodriguez eds., 2006. Chapter Authors, Sally Chiu, Adam L. Diament, Janis S. Fisler, Craig H. Warden.

Honors and Awards

  • Randolph A. Read Law and Psychiatry Award – Outstanding Contribution to Law and Psychiatry
  • 2008 The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2008 Hoffman Bioethics Student Writing
    Competition – 2nd Place. “The Skinny on Being Too Skinny: Ethical and Legal Concerns on
    Banning Ultra-Thin Models from the Fashion Runway”
  • 2007 CALI Excellence for the Future Award Recipient – Law and Mental Disorder
  • 2007 CALI Excellence for the Future Award Recipient – Bioethics and the Law
  • 2003 Phi Sigma – National biological science honor society in recognition for outstanding graduate
    work in the field of biological sciences.