Kayla  L.  Metzger, Ph.D.

Kayla L. Metzger, Ph.D.

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Education
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., Neuroscience, specializing in neuropharmacology
  • Washington University, B.A., Economics major, Psychology minor

Kayla L. Metzger, Ph.D. Patent Agent

Philadelphia: 215.965.1398   E: kmetzger@panitchlaw.com

Dr. Kayla Metzger is a registered patent agent experienced in the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications; due diligence and patentability searches; and freedom to operate analyses.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Kayla worked as a patent agent at two other law firms, one in Philadelphia and one in New York City. Her responsibilities there included drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications for a wide variety of biological and pharmaceutical technologies, performing due diligence, prior art searches, analyzing patentability.

Before joining patent practices in the legal profession, Kayla served as Chief Scientific Officer for a start-up company focused on the genetic basis of disease. In that role, she led the scientific market research, grant writing, and patent portfolio prosecution, and presented work at the 2013 Consumer Genetics conference. While in graduate school, she mentored several undergraduate students, presented her research annually at an international scientific conference, participated in a year-long fellowship with the Technology Transfer office, and was a member of the Penn Graduate Consulting Group.

Kayla’s work has been published in several leading scientific journals, including Biological Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, and Neuron. She lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes Patent Agent to Firm // October 3, 2019
Registered patent agent with experience in neuroscience joins Philadelphia and Delaware intellectual property law firm Read more

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