John Kendall, Ph.D., is a senior patent agent with extensive experience working with clients in industry and academia across a broad range of intellectual property issues, including patent portfolio planning, implementation, and management; patent validity analyses; and IP due diligence and clearance investigations.

John has an extensive technical background in organic chemistry and has worked with clients in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in areas such as small molecule therapeutics, drug formulation and drug delivery technologies, and chemical process technologies. His work includes developing and implementing strategies to procure patent protection in the U.S. and abroad; assisting with patent validity, freedom to operate, and due diligence investigations; and performing patentability studies.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, John was a science advisor at Goodwin Procter. He also worked as a senior research scientist at Wyeth (1997-2002), a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993-1996), and a visiting Lecturer at Bates College (1992).

John has authored or co-authored a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of the American Chemical SocietyJournal of Organic ChemistryTetrahedronJournal of Labelled Compounds and RadiopharmaceuticalsJournal of Fluorine Chemistry, and Industrial Biotechnology. He is also named as an inventor on two U.S. patents.