Kevin Christopher is a patent attorney at The Collins Law Firm, specializing in Biotech, Energy, Government, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Startups, and Transactions. Kevin attended law school in the San Francisco Bay Area where he interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Senior U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, and energy law firm Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP. Kevin was an Outstanding Scholar in the UC Hastings Law and Bioscience Project, and Teaching Assistant to Governor Jennifer Granholm at Berkeley Law.
Upon graduation, Kevin worked for several years in technology transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and the University of California, Berkeley. Kevin has advised or served as an early team member for startups Hypnalgesics (medical hypnotherapy), ImCare Biotech (hepatocellular carcinoma), LifeSea (algal protein), Phi Therapeutics (precision microbiome editing), and ZERE Energy (biomass conversion). Currently, Kevin is a member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Tech Transfer Committee and is a mentor to area startups through Launch Tennessee and the Biz Foundry.
Kevin serves both the Cookeville and Nashville offices and has a presence throughout East Tennessee. He is a great descendant of famed Tennesseean Thomas Spencer, though unlike his ancestor he is not seven feet tall and does not live in a sycamore tree. When not in your representation, Kevin can be found kayaking the Caney, climbing in the Obed, or tuning his Martin.
- Continuing Education at UC Berkeley Law
- BioMedical Engineering Graduate at UC Davis
- Patent Bar