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Louis G. Kessler, Ph.D.

Director of Intellectual Properties

My Story

Dr. Kessler has over 30 years of industry experience and has served in a variety of entrepreneurial and advisory roles in the life science and high-tech fields.

He recently served as Senior Partner Intellectual Property at Arm Semiconductor. He was co-founder of ChaoLogix, Inc., a company that created and developed a new generation of secure-communication chips.  He served as its President and as a member of the Board until the company was acquired by Arm, Inc. in 2017. Before joining ChaoLogix, he was Vice President of Corporate Development at Ixion, a development-stage biotech company. Dr. Kessler was Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer at Univax (later Nabi) Biopharmaceuticals, a drug/vaccine development company. During his tenure at Univax the company went public, raising $44 million in its IPO.  He served as science adviser to a Washington, D.C. law firm and as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Dr. Kessler received a BS in Zoology from the University of South Florida and during that time served as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  He subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics from the University of Georgia.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 

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