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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Strategic Legal Solutions for Visionary Clients

Dr. Stefan J. Kirchanski

Of Counsel
Los Angeles

Dr. Stefan J. Kirchanski focuses on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings as well as patent litigation support. He has particular subject matter expertise relating to life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, robotics, communications, software, e-commerce and plants.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, Dr. Kirchanski was a partner at Venable LLP. Before entering law school, he was a research and development scientist for Ortho Diagnostic Systems (Johnson & Johnson) and BD Immuno-cytometry Systems (Becton Dickinson). Prior to working in industry he was a research fellow at Harvard University, and an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, American Chemistry Association
  • Member, American Society of Cell Biologists
  • Member, American Society of Plant Biology
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association


Loyola Law School
J.D., 1992

Harvard University
Research Fellow, 1980

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. in Botany, 1974

University of California, Berkeley
B.A., 1969, highest honors
Major: Botany

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent Bar