Steven Chinowsky is a partner in the San Diego office and recently served as Global Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Group. Mr. Chinowsky's practice focuses primarily on life science, technology, and intellectual property transactional matters including advising on complex business carve out transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions of intellectual property portfolios, technology licensing agreements, research and collaboration agreements, co-promotion and co-commercialization agreements, technology joint venture agreements, and general commercial agreements. He also has substantial experience in privacy law and representing startup companies with concerns such as formation, product acquisition and development, and commercialization.

Mr. Chinowsky represents both domestic and international companies in a variety of industries including: life sciences, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices, gentic research, software, big data, e-commerce, technology, manufacturing, and distribution.

Mr. Chinowsky often presents on various internet and intellectual property-related topics, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 US 2016 in the area of Technology Transactions. He is an active member of the State Bar of California, Connect, the Licensing Executives Society, Biocom, and The Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

Mr. Chinowsky's experience includes representing:

  • Abbott
  • Abcam plc.
  • Alastin Skincare, Inc.
  • Allergan, Inc.
  • Alphatec Spine, Inc.
  • AmbRx, Inc.
  • Amistar Corporation
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Amulaire Thermal Technologies, Inc.
  • Argen Corp.
  • Atavis
  • Bioptix
  • Biovitrum
  • Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Caesars
  • Ceridian Corporation
  • Colorescience
  • Compuvax, Inc.
  • Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Cypher Genomics
  • Effector
  • Exagen Diagnostics
  • Frank O. Gehry & Associates
  • Genoptix, Inc.
  • Gossamer Bio, Inc.
  • Hale Biopharma Ventures, LLC
  • ICU Medical, Inc.
  • Ignyta, Inc.
  • Leiner Health Products Inc.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Movielink, LLC
  • Navigate Biopharma
  • Nestle
  • OncoMyx Therapeutics
  • Oncternal Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Patata Pharma, LLC
  • Paypal, Inc.
  • Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
  • PayPoint Electronic Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Prolender Solutions, Inc.
  • Provide Commerce, Inc.
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • RemedyTemp, Inc.
  • RxSafe
  • Saban Capital Group
  • Sagemetrix Corporation
  • Santarus, Inc.
  • The SCPIE Companies
  • SGI-DNA, Inc.
  • SkinMedica, Inc.
  • Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Splendid Medien AG and its subsidiary Splendid Film GmbH
  • Telegraph Hill
  • Terumo Corporation
  • TriZetto Group, Inc.
  • Verus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • V-Fluence Interactive
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • Verogen
  • Vivendi Universal Games Intl
  • WebsideStory, Inc.
  • WebMD Corporation
  • Zogenix Inc.

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1998
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994