Friedrich Laub, Ph.D., focuses his practice on patent-related matters in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry.  Dr. Laub has substantial experience with patent drafting and U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions, due diligence projects, and general counseling for U.S. and foreign corporations and biomedical research institutions.

Prior to joining Kenyon, Dr. Laub worked at the Japanese National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center in New York. He also worked briefly at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He has experience in, and has authored publications on, a wide variety of areas, including neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, and immunology.

Dr. Laub received his M.S. and Doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Free University Berlin, Germany. He was awarded scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service and the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation to conduct his graduate school research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine-New York University in New York City.

Recent Publications

  • “Protecting Life Science Inventions in View of the USPTO’s 2014 Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility,” Bloomberg BNA’s Life Science & Industry Report, April 2014.
  • Protecting Self-Replicating Biotechnologies in View of Bowman v. Monsanto,” Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, June 14, 2013.
  •  “Collagen XXIV Null Mice have Osteoporotic Bones,” The FASEB Journal, 2010.
  • “Identification of Genes Regulated by Transcription Factor KLF7 in Differentiating Olfactory Sensory Neurons,” Gene, 2007.
  • “Mice without Transcription Factor KLF7 Provide New Insight into Olfactory Bulb Development,” Brain Research, 2006.
  • “Developmental Regulation of Hematopoiesis by Kruppel-like Factor 6,” Blood, 2005.
  • “Transcription Factor KLF7 is Important for Neuronal Morphogenesis in Selected Regions of the Nervous System,” Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2005.
  • “The Zinc Finger Transcription Factor Klf7 is Required for TrkA Gene Expression and Development of Nociceptive Sensory neurons,” Genes & Development, 2005.
  • “Identification of MoKA, a Novel F-box Protein that Modulates Krüppel-like Transcription Factor 7 (KLF7) Activity” Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2004.


bar and court admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
professional organizations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association