Ernest Yakob, Ph.D.

Ernest Yakob, Ph.D.

New York

Email ernest.yakob@​

Phone +1 212 918 3779

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupIntellectual Property

With years of experience in both the lab and the law, Ernest Yakob, PhD focuses his practice on life sciences patent litigation.

He has handled patent disputes for major life sciences companies in district courts, as well as inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ernest 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, he holds academic degrees in chemical engineering and molecular biology from Columbia University and NYU, respectively. Ernest received his J.D. from Columbia University and is a registered patent attorney.

Awards and recognitions


Intellectual Property: Patent: Litigation (full coverage)
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2015

J.D., Columbia Law School, 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

Related industries

Life Sciences and Health Care

Related practices

Intellectual Property

Representative experience

Representing Merck in inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings adverse to Pfizer relating to pneumococcal vaccines.

Representing Santen Pharmaceutical, Asahi Glass, and Oak Pharmaceuticals in Hatch-Waxman litigation and inter partes review involving glaucoma drugs.

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.

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