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Paul J. Prendergast

Of Counsel

Paul focuses his practice on intellectual property assets, specifically matters related to patent prosecution, due diligence, and clearance. With a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Ph.D. in experimental pathology, he brings a wide range of knowledge to the firm’s IP practice group with decades of experience representing pharmaceutical companies, chemical manufacturing interests, biotech companies, energy and fuel developers, medical device companies, federal facilities, and universities. Before joining Kutak Rock, Paul held partner positions at other area law firms. 

He has been listed in the IAM Patent 1000 Rankings since 2014 in the areas of patent prosecution, IP transactions, and intellectual asset management and has been widely published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is active in several community projects and serves on the board of Project Greer Street, an award-winning high school academic enrichment program for African American males.

Paul's doctorate is from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for his dissertation on the role of an accessory protein in steroid hormone receptor-DNA interactions and function.