Geoff Kuziemko


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Dr. Geoff Kuziemko focuses his practice on assisting clients, primarily in the life sciences sector, with intellectual property and technology-intense transactions. His work runs the gamut of complex transactions, from out-bound license and in-bound license, development, commercialization, strategic alliance and joint venture, collaboration, and profit sharing agreements to commercial agreements for distribution, manufacture, and supply, as well as intellectual property due diligence for strategic acquisitions and financings involving life sciences businesses, products, and patents.

Geoff was previously the Vice President of Legal Services at a multi-billion, NASDAQ-listed genomics company, Exelixis, Inc., based in Northern California.  

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in insurance matters (2019)


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • California Supreme Court


  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2000; cum laude; Order of the Coif 
  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry, 1997
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemistry, 1992;  MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Award

Professional Activities


  • California Bar Association


  • “Strategic Collaborations: Setting Up for Success” at J&J’s Legal Webinar Series for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs (July 7th, 2020)
  • “Best Licensing Practices in Life Science IP: Negotiating and Executing Transaction,” The Knowledge Group (January 30th, 2019)
  • 2019 China Renaissance Healthcare Event (January 10th, 2019)
  • “Addressing Risk and Opportunities in Life Sciences IP Due Diligence,” The Knowledge Group (November 14th, 2018)
  • Drafting and negotiating a collaboration for a variety of cell therapy programs 
  • Drafting and negotiating an exclusive outlicense of transmembrane immunomodulatory protein technology, valued at more than US$535 million 
  • Drafting and negotiating a worldwide profit share collaboration for six biosimilar programs, including upfront and milestone payments of US$245 million 
  • Drafting and negotiating a genomics alliance agreement for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic approaches to major chronic diseases within oncology, neuroscience, and immunology
  • Drafting and negotiating separate US and EU commercial manufacturing and supply agreements for a medication used to treat medullary thyroid cancer and a second line treatment for renal cell carcinoma