Ken H. Tarbet, Ph.D.


St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
University of Utah (Ph.D., Chemistry)
Brigham Young University (B.A.)

Of Counsel

Ken specializes in intellectual property law, and has extensive experience in patent procurement, licensing, and counseling in the area of high technology and business developments. His expertise includes synthetic chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals, polymers, diagnostics, drug delivery methods and discovery, bioinformatics and RNA therapeutics. Ken received his J.D. in from St. Louis University School of Law. He also holds a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Utah and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. Prior to working at Nguyen & Tarbet, Ken was Of Counsel at Procopio and a Member at Cozen O’Connor. Before Cozen O’Connor, he was Associate Director of the Patent Department at Isis Pharmaceuticals where he managed the intellectual property aspects of their small molecule, RNA synthesis, delivery and bioagent diagnostics. In 1997, Ken served on the Scientific Committee of Experts regarding patents of chemical and new life forms, organized under NAFTA.

Ken is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Chemical Society and the Utah State Bar. He is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Admissions and Memberships

• State Bar of Utah
• United States Patent and Trademark Office
• American Bar Association
• American Chemical Society