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Kevin William Buckley

Life sciences and biotechnology Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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I am an experienced San Diego, CA patent attorney focusing on intellectual property, FDA regulatory, and technology transactions for healthcare and life sciences innovators. My clients include biotechnology, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, medical device, artificial intelligence (AI), digital health, medical diagnostics, and convergence technology businesses. The "convergence" often includes machine learning, deep learning, and complex algorithms. I have served in leadership positions in large law firms and have managed longstanding relationships with clients including multi-national corporations, private research institutes, and the nation's premier public university system. For many years, I was recognized nationally for my law practice by The Best Lawyers in America.  

Areas of focus include intellectual property protection, technology transactions, and FDA regulatory counseling; international patent preparation and prosecution; corporate and commercial transactions; technology transfer; technology licensing; IP due diligence; legal opinion drafting; litigation avoidance; and IP infringement litigation.

Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a biochemist and small business owner. I have also been an academic advisor to entrepreneurship centers at University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, and UC San Diego. I was also an adjunct professor at WashU School of Law where I taught a Biotechnology Law intersession course.  

I received a BS in Biochemistry from UC San Diego where I was an undergraduate Research Scholar. I then received a JD from the University of Pittsburgh where I was Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy.


Torrey Pines Law Group, PC
12636 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA, 92130

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Posted by Kunal | March 21, 2011
A rare breed of an IP attorney-one who not only believes, but actively supports Bio-entrepreneurs!
I first met Kevin Buckley when I was a fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. Part of my job was to identify promising life science technologies and to subsequently commercialize them. Not only was Kevin an excellent mentor who provided his input and skills in our due diligence process- but when I co-founded a life science start-up, Kevin agreed to act as the firms IP attorney-on a deferred fee basis. While I understand this is on a case-by-case basis, I must say that there are very few IP attorneys in the mid-west who would do such a thing. Kevin not only managed our IP potfolio, but was instrumental in the firms strategic IP planning process. Last, Kevin provided valuable input and support with the start-up's fund raising processes- he contributed towards the business plan and was always available when we needed him -especially during pitches to investors. I highly recommend Kevin to any body looking for a proficient, helpful and accessible life sciences IP attorney.
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Posted by Gale | March 21, 2011
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Attorney
Kevin is a smart, focused, go-getter who understands the value of intellectual property, and how to get projects done quickly and effectively. He's an exceptionally resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person with a keen focus on I.P. commercialization.


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Work Experience

  • Founder and President
  • Torrey Pines Law Group, PC
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is the most enthusiastic patent attorney in the life science sciences that I've ever worked with. He works hard for his clients and knows the business inside and out."
Intellectual property

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San Diego Life sciences and biotechnology Lawyer Kevin William Buckley
Kevin William Buckley
Life sciences and biotechnology Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 22 years