Edmund Koundakjian, Ph.D, focuses his practice on patent drafting and patent prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics.
Edmund has been a patent agent for more than nine years. His practices have focused on patent drafting, US and foreign patent prosecution, and assisting in due diligence, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and patentability analyses.
Edmund is currently an evening law student at Suffolk Law School. Edmund was awarded a Trustee Academic Scholarship which covers his full tuition for the four years of law evening law school. Edmund holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University. His doctoral research focused on molecular processes underlying development of auditory neurons and was supported by a National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship. Prior to attending graduate school, Edmund spent seven years as a research technician in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) laboratory at the University of California, San Diego.
Edmund served more than a decade in the US Army Reserve and Army National Guard. He began his military career as an enlisted soldier, then as an ROTC cadet, and finally as an Infantry Officer in the California Army National Guard.
When not working or studying, Edmund likes to spend time with his wife and two sons.
Harvard University, Ph.D., Neurobiology
California State University, San Bernardino, M.S., Biology
University of California, Riverside, B.S., Biology
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)