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  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
  • The College of New Jersey, B.S., Engineering Science, cum laude
Dawn C. Kerner
Professional Experience

Dawn provides her clients with a customized approach to patent protection based on a methodic analysis of their business goals. A shareholder with the firm, Dawn believes that valuable patent prosecution involves more than simply preparing and filing patent applications and office action responses. She personally works with each of her clients at the beginning of the engagement to develop a tailored strategy based on their long and short-term objectives.

Dawn focuses her practice on managing and prosecuting entire patent portfolios domestically and globally, particularly in the electrical space. She has specialized knowledge in LEDs and laser diodes, wireless communication systems (e.g., LTE and IEEE 802 technologies), resistors, capacitors, inductors, analog and digital circuits, microprocessors, CMOS imagers, image processing and related optics, software, medical devices and systems, and consumer electronics.

Dawn represents a wide variety of clients, from small start-up companies to major corporations. Whatever the goal, Dawn is passionate about providing a high quality work product every time.

Dawn is personally and professionally passionate about diversity and inclusion, both within STEM fields and within the legal community. She is a founding member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, which is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the firm and surrounding community.

Professional Activities

ChIPs Network, (2018-Present)

Community Activities

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Associate Board Member, (2019-Present)
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Investment Advisory Committee Member, (2019-Present)

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Life Beyond the Law

I am a working mom and am passionate about the health and fitness of myself and my family. Some of my favorite activities include yoga, boot camps, hiking, and spending time outdoors with my children and my husband.