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Ernest Yakob, Ph.D.

New York

Ernest Yakob, Ph.D.

With years of experience in both the lab and the law, Ernest Yakob, PhD has unique insight into the complex patent issues facing his clients.

Ernest focuses on life sciences patent litigation in federal court and the U.S. Patent Trademark Office. He also routinely advises clients on a wide range of IP matters, including patent prosecution and opinions, and IP licensing and due diligence. In addition to his doctorate degree in microbiology and immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ernest also holds academic degrees in molecular biology and chemical engineering. Ernest is also a registered patent attorney.

Representative experience

Representing Depomed, Inc. in patent infringement suit, and inter partes reviews, relating to Depomed's innovative gastric retentive drug technology.

Representing Penford Corporation in patent infringement suit relating to phosphorylated resistant starches.

Education and admissions


  • Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2015
  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1999
  • B.S., Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1999

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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