The legal staff at Clark+Elbing consists of a nucleus of attorneys with advanced scientific degrees supported by a team of patent agents and technology specialists, each of whom holds a PhD in a scientific discipline.
We have unparalleled expertise in the biological and biochemical sciences, with professionals holding doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology.
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JD cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
PhD Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
BS Chemistry, Yale University
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted to the bar in Massachusetts
Jeff Kessler has been at Clark+Elbing since 2005. His work involves patent prosecution, primarily in the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry. Jeff works with clients to protect innovations related to treatments of cancer, bacterial infections and viral disease; plant disease resistance; drug discovery; and human gene therapy.
Jeff's doctoral research employed biochemical, biophysical, and molecular biological techniques to study properties of a protein implicated in Parkinson's Disease. His research has been published in Biochemistry.