Rockridge Venture Law® patent attorney Kevin Christopher and patent agent Andrew Lerner have been appointed as faculty members to the newly launched NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. RADx is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the NIH Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches. RADx is structured to deliver innovative testing strategies to the public as soon as late summer 2020 and is an accelerated and comprehensive multi-pronged effort by NIH to make SARS-CoV-2 testing readily available to every American. Learn more about RADx.
About Kevin Christopher
Kevin Christopher is a registered patent attorney and Venture Lead at Rockridge. Kevin’s practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation; corporate law, with an emphasis on benefit corporations, socially responsible businesses and high-growth emergent companies; government contracts, with an emphasis on innovation funding; corporate and investor financing; and, technology commercialization. Kevin is a SuperLawyer, member of Leadership Tennessee, and Top Business Leader according to Conscious Company Magazine. Learn more at https://rockridgelaw.com/kevin-christopher/.
About Andrew Lerner, Ph.D.
Andrew Lerner is a registered patent agent and Patent Lead at Rockridge. A U.S.M.C. veteran specializing in Russian cryptology, Andrew holds a doctorate in biochem/biophysics. His practice areas include patent prosecution and due diligence, particularly related to venture investments and M&A. Learn more at https://rockridgelaw.com/andrew-lerner/.
About Rockridge Venture Law®
Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.
In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.
Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.