Kennyn Statler is a Consulting Manager at ipCapital Group. He leads IP intelligence search services including patentability, prior art and FTO engagements for ipCG clients. Prior to joining ipCG, Ken was Vice president at Global Prior Art, leading the Medical Device practice. Ken received a BS in Bioengineering from Syracuse University, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Sciences University and Harvard Medical School. His research focused on biomechanical modeling of the neuromuscular system, sensory motor integration, neural control of balance and posture, and vestibular prosthesis development.
Selected Presentations & Articles
CRISPR Decision Highlights the Importance of Strategic Claims Drafting
The battle over CRISPR (Clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats) patents highlights the importance of having a sound patent strategy before filing the first disclosure. The University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc. is an excellent example of the difference a well-executed strategy can make.<More>
Artificial Intelligence Enhances Prior Art Search
Artificial Intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It's being used in a wide variety of industries to drive innovation and efficiency. In fact, Microsoft has just identified AI as a top priority and expects it to drive business in the future. In the world of Prior Art Searching, the industry is just beginning to move past keyword searching and semantic processing tools. Here at ipCG we recently began utilizing AI to improve the quality and relevance of search results that support FTO Opinions and Market Clearance Reports.<More>