Benjamin J. Oster, JD, LLM, MS, has a wide range of responsibilities for Innovations’ Inventor Services where he combines his financial, legal, and technical backgrounds to assist with and lead individual case management, ad hoc
project management, and working with Clinic spin-off companies.
Prior to working with Innovations, Benjamin supported research for the NeuroEthics Program here at the Clinic, researching Alzheimer’s disease payer and employer discrimination, and the FDA regulatory pathway of Multiple Sclerosis therapeutics. Before joining the Clinic, Ben practiced with a San Francisco boutique corporate law firm that concentrated on early-stage companies; focusing most of his work on entity formation and corporate governance; private equity funding and nonpublic offerings in early-stage financings; and securities regulation. Ben also assisted the national security Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Industrial Partnerships Office as a Summer Scholar.
Ben received his B.S. in financial management from The Ohio State University (earning Dean’s Honors); his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (graduating cum laude
), obtaining Concentrations with Honors in corporate law and health law; his LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, where he focused on the legal and regulatory issues relevant to early-stage biomedical companies; and his M.S. in Biotechnology from Georgetown University.