Kevin E. Noonan is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. An experienced biotechnology patent lawyer, Dr. Noonan brings more than 20 years of extensive work as a molecular biologist studying high-technology problems in serving the unique needs of his clients. His practice involves all aspects of patent prosecution, interferences, and litigation. He represents pharmaceutical companies both large and small on a myriad of issues, as well as several universities in both patenting and licensing to outside investors. He has also filed amicus briefs to district courts, the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court involving patenting issues relevant to biotechnology. He has authored amicus curiae briefs in landmark patent and other cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Noonan is a frequent speaker, commentator and author on a variety of intellectual property law topics. He is a founding author of the Patent Docs weblog, a site focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law. In 2010, he was interviewed for a segment that aired on the television program "60 Minutes" that addressed the issue of gene patenting.
Founding author of the Patent Docs weblog, a site focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law.
Contributing author, Regenerative Medicine Ethics: Governing Research and Knowledge Practices (Hogan, L., ed), Springer Press 2014
Contributing author, Claim Construction and the Federal Circuit, (The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago Litigation Committee, Manzo, E., ed.), West Publishing Co., 2007-2014
"The latest on the gene patenting case Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics," Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, October 31, 2012, Vol. 19, Issue 14
Contributing author, Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2010, (ABA Section on Intellectual Property Law, Thomas, L., ed), American Bar Association Press, (multiple years)
"An antidote to the politics of the human gene patenting debate,” SCOTUS blog, February 6, 2013
"The Supreme Court's Prometheus Decision and Its Meaning for Diagnostic Method Claims," Biotechnology Law Report, June 2012, Vol. 31, No. 3: 267-270
"Federal Trade Commission Rejected in 'Reverse Payment' Suit," CPI Antitrust Chronicle, June 2012 (2)
“FDA Issues Draft Guidelines for ‘Follow-on’ Biologic Drug Approval Pathway,” Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, April 9, 2012
"Supreme Court Sets Limits on the Bayh-Dole Act in Stanford v. Roche", BNA Life Science Law and Industry Report, July 1, 2011, p.1-3
"Little Light Shed on Method Claims Patent-Eligibility in Assoc. Medical Pathol. v. U.S. PTO", BNA Life Science Law and Industry Report, in press
"Round One Goes to the ACLU: Association of Molecular Pathologists v. Myriad Genetics", BNA Life Science Law and Industry Report, May 2010
"Biotechnology Patenting: What You Need to Know", BioLogical Quarterly, Winter/Spring 2010.
"Worldwatch Intellectual Property: Gene Patenting", Financier Worldwide, October 2009.
"Worldwide Pharmaceutical Drug Pricing and Patent Rights: A Recipe for Disaster?", Financier Worldwide, September 2009.
Kevin E. Noonan, Michael S. Greenfield, and Donald L. Zuhn, "Paradise Lost: The Uncertain Future of Research Tool Patents", Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, March 2003