Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Developing IP strategies aimed at furthering my client’s business goals is my constant focus.

Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D.

Partner

At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Berkeley School of Law
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wheaton College

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

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.

Education

  • University of California - Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 2003), Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Certificate, Prosser Award in International Intellectual Property, American Jurisprudence Award in Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Law
  • University of Chicago (Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 1996), Lucille P. Markey Award, Thesis title "Crystallographic analysis of de novo designed peptides and a thermophilic beta-glucosidase used in protein engineering"
  • Wheaton College (B.S. Chemistry 1988), magna cum laude
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