Kerry S. Taylor has been practicing since 1998 in areas including Inter Partes Reviews, patent litigation, patent prosecution, strategic planning and counseling relating to infringement and licensing issues, and intellectual property due diligence studies.
Kerry is very active in our firm’s Inter Partes Review practice. He has led our firm’s efforts in Inter Partes Review in the life sciences, biotechnology and chemical industries, representing both Patent Owner and Petitioner in these proceedings. Kerry has also been involved in several Hatch-Waxman patent litigation proceedings. He also is active in patent prosecution and portfolio strategy development for various clients in the life sciences, including therapeutic oligonucleotide molecules and delivery, pharmaceuticals, and polymer chemistry.
Kerry received his doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago where he worked in the field of structural biology, using primarily x-ray crystallographic techniques to study protein engineering and design. He was awarded the Lucille P. Markey award for his work. After receiving his doctorate degree, Kerry performed post-doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley directed to structural analysis of protein-ligand interactions.
Kerry joined the firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an associate at Fish & Richardson PC. Before law school, Kerry worked as a patent agent at Campbell & Flores LLP.
- Recognized in 2019 as one of the "World's Leading Patent Professionals" for Litigation in the Patent 1000 guide by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.” In the 2019 guide, he was described as “[taking] charge of inter partes reviews in the life sciences space”.
- Recognized by The Legal 500 for Patent Prosecution in 2019
- Named a "Top Author" in JD Supra's 2018 "Readers' Choice Awards" for Patents Thought Leadership
- Named to the San Diego Daily Transcript's 2014 "Top Attorney" list for his IP Transactional work.
Kerry Taylor, Ted Cannon, Christy Lea, Michelle Armond co-authored, "Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions Affecting Inter Partes Review Patent Challenges," Knobbe Martens Firm Alert (Apr. 2018)
Kerry Taylor, Nathanael Luman, Carol Pitzel Cruz co-authored, "Three Statistics Every ANDA Filer Needs to Know About Orange Book Patent Trials At the USPTO," Knobbe Martens Firm Alert (March 2018)
Kerry Taylor, Scott Seeley co-authored, Federal Circuit's Treatment of Alleged APA Violations at the PTAB, Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property (January 2018)
Kerry Taylor, Brent Babcock co-authored, "The continuing CRISPR patent battle: the Broad Institute loses a key European patent " MedCity News (January 2018).
Kerry Taylor, Clayton Henson co-authored, "IPR Appeals in 2017: The Ouctomes Remand PTAB" Law360 (January 2018).
Kerry Taylor, Daniel Kamkar, Joel Broussard co-authored, "IPR Appeals in 2017: The Pendency And Success Rates," Law360 (January 2018).
Peter Law, Kerry Taylor, "Allergan and the Saint Regis Mowhawk Tribe Enter Patent Agreement to Defend Against IPR of RESTATIS® Patents" The Licensing Journal (December 2017).
Nathanael Luman, Kerry Taylor, "Can I Appeal my Inter Partes Review? The Federal Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing for Petitioners" National Institute for Trial Advocacy (September 2017).
Nathanael Luman, Kerry Taylor, "Five Techniques To Stop an IPR Before it Starts" Today's General Counsel (June 2017).
Nathanael Luman, Kerry Taylor, "AIA Trial Institution Rates Are Good News For Patent Owners" Law360 (May 2017).
Daniel Kamkar, Kerry Taylor, "IPR Appeals: Pendency And Success Rates At Fed. Circ." Law360 (February 2017).
Clayton Henson, Kerry Taylor, "IPR Appeals: Outcomes In Fed. Circ. Remands To PTAB" Law360 (February 2017).
K.S. Taylor, M.-Z. Lou, T.-M. Chin, N.C. Yang, R.M. Garavito, “A Novel, Multilayer Structure of a Helical Peptide” Protein Science 5:414-421 (1996).
K. S. Taylor, TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., 17 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 205 (2002).
Eric Furman, Kerry Taylor, "Approaching Intellectual Property Protection for Biotechnology Companies in an Increasingly Competitive Market - The Over-Arching Issues You Need to Know" Aspatore Books (US) 2006.
E.S. Furman and K.S. Taylor, “Approaching IP protection for biotechs in increasingly competitive market.” San Diego Daily Transcript (October 19, 2006).
Speeches & Seminars
Presented on “Untangling the Inner Workings of IPRs for Biosimilars,” at the ACI 9th Annual Summit on Biosimilars in New York, NY (June 2018)
Presented on "Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB: Where do we stand?" at the 16th Advanced Summit on LIfe Sciences Patents, in New York, NY (February 2018).
Presented on "Post-Grant Review in Japan" at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) in San Diego, CA (February 2018).
Moderated panel discussion on "PTAB: A View From In-House" at the San Diego Intellectual Property meeting in San Diego, CA (November 2017).
Presented on "Inter Partes Review in the Life Sciences" at the BIOCOM Intellectual Property and Patent Law Committee Meeting in San Diego, CA (May 2016).
Presented on "Aftershocks of the AIA's Post Grant Proceedings: Its Advocates & Critics," at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Intellectual Property Symposium in San Diego, CA (March 2016).
Presented on "The Evolving World of Biosimilars" at the University of Chicago Alumni Club of San Diego: Biotech Speaker Series (April 2015).
Presented on "Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Multi-Petition Challenges of a Patent" at the University of San Diego School of Law Fifth Annual Patent Law Conference in San Diego, CA (January 2015).
Presented on “Intellectual Property Seminar for Executives and IP Managers" in Tokyo, Japan (November 2013).
Presented on "Strategies for Taking Advantage of the America Invents Act, Resolving the Tension Between Patentable Subject Matter & Joint Infringement" in Tokyo, Japan (October 2012).
K.S. Taylor, D. Chung, R.M. Garavito, N. Pagratis, D. Demirjian, M. Casadaban, “Preliminary crystallographic studies on a b-galactosidase from Thermus acquaticus” American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting, 1991.
K.S. Taylor, M.-Z. Lou, T.-M. Chin, N.C. Yang, R.M. Garavito, “Structure of a de novo designed helical peptide” American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting, 1995.