Deep knowledge about the patent intelligence universe

Scientific computing and big data technologies are our passion – we are dedicated to pushing the limits of data synergies within the patent analytics space. The Patent Research Foundation has established an Academic Advisory Board of renowned scholars, academics and patent attorneys from UC Berkeley, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and UC Santa Barbara. Members of our Advisory Board also teach at leading business schools, have years of experience working with experts at the USPTO, and have co-authored papers with individuals such as the Chief Economist at the USPTO.  In service of our mission, the Academic Advisory Board is tasked with evaluating research proposals made in connection with our grant making program. Members of our Academic Advisory Board serve in a non-fiduciary, non-executive capacity.

Kenneth A. Younge, Ph.D.
Member, Advisory Board

Ken Younge is an Associate Professor and Chair of Technology and Innovation Strategy at EPFL. Ken worked for 14 years in industry as Director of Development and Chief Technology Officer. He has co-founded four ventures and led two to acquisition. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Ken’s research examines the strategic importance of intellectual property on new venture formation. He is a past winner of the BPS Outstanding Dissertation Award and his work appears in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.


Jeffrey M. Kuhn, J.D., Ph.D.
Member, Advisory Board

Jeffrey Kuhn is an experienced U.S. patent attorney and an Assistant Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill. Jeff holds a Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, a J.D. from Berkeley Law, and a B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics from Purdue University. Jeff’s research examines the role of innovation in business strategy. He has written on topics such as patent racing, the effect of patent scope on the sale of patents, and the generation of patent citations. His legal scholarship on the duty of disclosure and the interaction of patent law with technological standard setting has been published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, the Berkeley Journal of Law and Technology, and the California Law Review.