With 50 years of experience, Kenneth J. Meyers focuses on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical patent prosecution matters. Ken has managed patent portfolios for domestic and foreign clients, including as lead attorney handling interference and reexamination proceedings at the USPTO.
Since the mid-1980s, Ken has practiced primarily in the biotechnology field, including molecular biology, immunology, cell biochemistry, genetic engineering, and biochemical engineering. He has specific experience relate to pluripotent cardiomyocytes.
Ken briefed and argued a successful appeal before the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in the case In re Bayer, which dealt with the meaning of the expression “printed publication” in Section 102 of U.S. patent law.
He previously worked for E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company in Washington, D.C., where he was engaged in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the field of polymer chemistry.
Georgetown University Law Center J.D., 1971
Northwestern University M.B.A., 1967
Michigan Technological University B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1962
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar (member, Steering Committee, 1990-1991)
Patent Lawyers Club of Washington D.C. (president, 1980-1981)