Ronald C. Kern Jr., Ph.D.

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

With extensive scientific research experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, Ron Kern's practice includes patent prosecution and client counseling in the life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies. Additionally, Ron has experience in the area of patent infringement litigation and inter partes review.

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  • Assists pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in developing patent portfolios and assessing licensing deals by providing landscape analyses and freedom-to-operate, patentability and invalidity assessments.
  • Provides patent procurement services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, as well as academic institutions. Drafted more than 50 patent applications directed to life science technologies, including protein therapeutics, diagnostic testing and medical devices.
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Experience

  • Assists pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in developing patent portfolios and assessing licensing deals by providing landscape analyses and freedom-to-operate, patentability and invalidity assessments.
  • Provides patent procurement services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, as well as academic institutions. Drafted more than 50 patent applications directed to life science technologies, including protein therapeutics, diagnostic testing and medical devices.
  • Conducts prior art analysis for the preparation, and assists in the drafting, of inter partes review and ex parte reexamination petitions.
  • Assisted a large U.S. corporation in obtaining a favorable settlement agreement through the use of inter partes review proceedings and motions for summary judgment.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association: Board of Governors

Community

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Board of Directors

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 71,482
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2012, cum laude, with honors in Intellectual Property
  • Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology and Structural Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, 2009
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2002, with honors