Nicole D. Kling, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Kling is a patent agent in the Patents group, applying her varied life sciences experience to provide patent prosecution and strategic intellectual property services to our clients from academic, commercial and governmental entities.

What do you focus on?

Today, I work with clients in several areas to help them leverage and protect their intellectual property.

Patent Prosecution

I have patent drafting and prosecution experience across a wide variety of technologies, including biotechnology, biomedical devices, diagnostics, personalized medicine, microbiome applications, applications of natural products (e.g., proteins derived from microbes and plants), therapeutics, tissue engineering, plant biology, cancer biology, antibiotics and stem cell related technologies. I have worked with pharmaceutical companies, startups, independent inventors, research institutions and universities to obtain patent rights to a wide variety of life sciences discoveries and advances.

I have a particular interest in agricultural-related applications. During my childhood, I was involved in equine, swine, and ovine husbandry, as well as a hay production operation. My undergraduate and graduate research focused on plant pathology. As a patent agent, I represent agriculturally-focused companies with activities ranging from crop seed production to milk processing and transport.

Intellectual Property Management

From patentability analyses, to licensing, to freedom to operate assessments, I help our clients determine how to make the most effective use of intellectual property rights in their business.

What do you see on the horizon?

I have been following the rapidly evolving IP landscape and am continuing to help adapt our services to protect our clients’ rights now and in the future.


Nicole D. Kling, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Phone: 617-345-1013

Fax: 866-741-3749

Harvard University, Ph.D., Genetics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., Biology

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Boston Patent Law Association
Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST)

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