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Adam Diament, J.D., Ph.D.

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Adam Diament has been a practicing patent attorney since 2008.  He focuses his work on intellectual property matters for U.S. and international clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has secured patents in numerous fields, such as devices in the mechanical, electrical, optical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, construction, home appliance, fashion, exercise, firearm, automotive, and biomedical arts.  Prior to opening his own practice, he was actively involved in patent and trademark litigation in the consumer goods and clothing industries at an IP boutique firm in Beverly Hills.

During law school Adam Diament was a judicial extern to the Honorable Suzanne H. Segal at the Central District of California, and also worked as a patent extern at NuVasive, Inc., a San Diego, California based medical device company developing spinal implant devices. 

 

Before attending law school, Dr. Diament earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, where his researched concentrated on the genetic and environmental causes of obesity and other metabolic disorders.  After his Ph.D., he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA in nephrology, focusing on the genetics of polycystic kidney disease.  For his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, he double majored in Molecular and Cell Biology, and Religious Studies.  He also participated in gene mapping research as part of the Human Genome Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  He is an author of nine peer-reviewed publications on the genetics of obesity.

Dr. Diament volunteers as a scientific judge and moderator at the National Science Bowl, a high school science competition and enjoys genealogical research and playing Scrabble.

Education

Bar Admission

Representative
Patents

2005-2008

University of San Diego, School of Law

J.D. (Law)

1997-2004

1993-1997

University of California, Davis

Ph.D. - Genetics (emphasis in molecular genetics)

Dissertation: A Genetic Dissection of Mouse Obesity Genes With Congenic Mouse Model

University of California, Berkeley

B.A. - Molecular and Cell Biology (emphasis in genetics)

B.A. - Religious Studies

2008

California - Bar No. 259696

Admitted to practice in all state courts, the Southern District of California, the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit.

2008

United States Patent and Trademark Office - Bar No. 62219

U.S. Patent No. 11,148,468

Non-Pneumatic Tire with Individual Tire Modules

U.S. Patent No. D922,708

Weight Bar Cleaning Brush

U.S. Patent No. 10,994,210

Mobile Game Using Image Extraction

U.S. Patent No. D915,737

Pants

U.S. Patent No. 10,960,722

Tow Hitch Insert and Cover

U.S. Patent No. 10,960,357

Method and Apparatus for Real-Time Direct Membrane Monitoring

U.S. Patent No. 10,864,449

Rotatable Chair with Projectile Launcher

U.S. Patent No. D896,016

Buildable Drinking Straw

U.S. Patent No. 10,722,773

Sports Training System

U.S. Patent No. 10,704,851

Takedown Pin and Bolt Catch for a Firearm

U.S. Patent No. D855,356

Combined Foldable Mat and Blanket

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.



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.


 

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.

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