Kevin Davis, Ph.D., focuses his practice on preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the US as well as coordinating foreign prosecution of patent portfolios. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in a broad spectrum of oil & gas, chemistry, pharmaceutical, and medical device technologies, including polymers, organic synthesis, chemical catalysis and separation, reaction control systems, active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical compositions and formulations, polymorphic and amorphous forms, chlorinated hydrocarbons, fuel cells, carbon dioxide removal technologies, reverse and forward osmosis systems, cancer vaccines and immunotherapies, targeted drug delivery systems, wound care compositions, cosmetic compositions, medical devices, wellbore treatment fluids and compositions, and downhole tools and methods.

Kevin also has experience preparing Patent Due Diligence, Non-Infringement, Invalidity, Freedom-To-Operate and Patentability Opinions for chemistry, pharmaceutical, medical device, and oil & gas clients. Kevin also has experience serving as counsel on Inter Partes Review and Derivation proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as an appeal of a PTAB decision at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Before earning his law degree, Kevin was a geology professor and lead instructor at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, and interned with a Fortune 50 oil and gas company and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s Environmental Crimes Division in Houston. 

Representative Experience

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  • Served as counsel for Inter Partes Review of pharmaceutical patent resulting in favorable final written decision for client.
  • Served as counsel for Inter Partes Review of athletic performance wear patent resulting in favorable final written decision for client.
  • Served as counsel for client in Derivation Proceeding in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), resulting in rare institution of trial for petitioner client.
  • Provided infringement analysis and continued prosecution strategy in support of patent assertion against Fortune 500 Company in the food & beverage industry, resulting in favorable license agreement for client.
  • Provided technical support for pharmaceutical due diligence projects, including two multi-billion dollar acquisitions involving both marketed and developmental drugs.

Thought Leadership

  • Co-Author, “Calcite and Dolomite Dissolution Rates in the Context of Microbe-Mineral Surface Interactions,” Geobiology 5, 2007
  • Co-Author, “Magnesium inhibition of calcite dissolution kinetics,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 2006
  • Co-Author, “Quantifying the Relationship between Microbial Attachment and Mineral-Surface Dynamics using Vertical Scanning Interferometry,” American Journal of Science Special Issue: Quantitative Approaches Toward Biogeochemistry: Processes, Scaling and Interfaces, 2005
  • Co-Author, “Morphological consequences of differential Mg2+ incorporation at structurally distinct steps on calcite,” American Mineralogist 89, 2004
  • Co-Author, “Inhibition of CaCO3 Crystallization by Small Molecules: The Magnesium Example,” Fluid-Solid Interfaces to Nanostructural Engineering, Volume II, Assembly in Hybrid and Biological Systems, 2004
  • Co-Author, “Resolving the Control of Magnesium on Calcite Growth: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Consequences of Impurity Incorporation for Biomineral Formation,” Morphology and Dynamics of Crystal Surfaces in Complex Molecular Systems, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Volume 620, 2001
  • Co-Author, “The Role of Mg2+ as an Impurity in Calcite Growth,” Science, 290, 1134-1137, 2000