Universities and Research Institutes

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP represents over 100 universities, non-profit research institutes, and start-up companies emerging from universities and research institutes. Our attorneys focus on counseling such clients on the validity, scope, enforceability and transfer of intellectual property rights. Kenyon prepares clients to successfully procure commercially significant patents by drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as handling inter partes proceedings. We also help academic institutions and research institutes optimize the value of their IP portfolios by conducting due diligence reviews and providing advice on IP acquisition, licensing and divestment strategies and decisions.

Our knowledge of the specific IP issues confronting universities and research institutes has prompted numerous organizations and universities to invite us to speak on or moderate panels at notable industry conference and events. Examples include the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual meetings, the SUNY Life Sciences Summit, the Practising Law Institute, Fordham International IP Conference, Columbia Society for Law, and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. Kenyon's expertise in this area has also been recognized by reputable journals that have invited us to author articles relating to legislative enactments and judicial decisions about patent law matters that are of particular interest to universities and nonprofit research institutes.