Kirkpatrick has twenty years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications and in other transactional IP matters. His areas of technical expertise span many scientific disciplines, including biomedicine and biotechnology (biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology), chemistry (especially polymer and physical chemistry), and applied physics (especially applications of physical methods, such as optics, in biological or chemical areas).
In his long career as an in-house IP manager and later an independent IP consultant, Dr. Kirkpatrick handled hundreds of inventions in a variety of technology fields, including medical devices, drug delivery, tissue adhesives, biomedical polymers, laboratoryinstruments, separation systems, optical systems, electrochemistry, fuel cells, hydrogen generation, and consumer products.
In addition to his extensive technical expertise, Dr. Kirkpatrick is also an expert in IP portfolio management for mid- and small-size high-tech companies. In this respect, he has helped clients on overall IP strategies, idea disclosure and review procedures, global patent procurement strategies, as well as patent licensing and due diligence.