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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston, 2014
    • Ph.D., Rice University, 2008, Geology & Geophysics
    • M.S., Georgia Tech, 2000, Earth Science (Aqueous Geochemistry)
    • B.S., University of Virginia, 1997, Chemistry, Biology
Dr. Kevin Davis leverages his in-depth scientific knowledge to understand clients’ needs and goals and to serve as a formidable advocate on their behalf. He possesses a deep understanding of a variety of scientific and technical fields, including materials science, chemistry, biology, geology, nanotechnology, and upstream technologies. 

Before earning his law degree, Kevin was a geology professor and lead instructor at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, and interned with a Fortune 50 oil and gas company and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s Environmental Crimes Division in Houston. 

Kevin received a doctorate degree from Rice University where his work in geomicrobiology, performed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, earned several awards and grants. 

Kevin’s biomineralization research at Georgia Tech, where he earned his master’s degree, also won several awards and was published in the well-known journal Science. During this time, Kevin collaborated with the crystal growth group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

Kevin also holds two bachelor degrees from the University of Virginia, one in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry and one in biology. His undergraduate research focused on determining the paleo diets of ancient human populations using Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis (SIRA).
  • Prepared non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions for energy, medical device, and chemical clients.
  • Drafted patent applications for pharmaceutical, energy, and medical device clients.
  • Provided patent prosecution services for chemical, energy, and medical device clients.
  • Provided technical support for patent interference work for pharmaceutical and medical device clients.
  • Provided technical expertise as part of due diligence services to pharmaceutical clients.
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Calcite and Dolomite Dissolution Rates in the Context of Microbe-Mineral Surface Interactions
Geobiology 5, 191-205
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Magnesium Inhibition of Calcite Dissolution Kinetics
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 583-594
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Quantifying the Relationship between Microbial Attachment and Mineral-Surface Dynamics using Vertical Scanning Interferometry
American Journal of Science Special Issue
Quantitative Approaches Toward Biogeochemistry: Processes, Scaling and Interfaces. pp. 727-751. 
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Inhibition of CaCO3 Crystallization by Small Molecules: The Magnesium Example
Fluid-Solid Interfaces to Nanostructural Engineering, Volume II
Assembly in Hybrid and Biological Systems. pp. 55-82
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The Mechanistic Consequences of Microbial Surface Colonization on Carbonate Mineral Dissolution
Water-Rock Interaction-11, 1101-1105
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Morphological Consequences of Differential Mg2+ Incorporation at Structurally Distinct Dteps on Calcite
American Mineralogist 89, 714-720
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Resolving the Control of Magnesium on Calcite Growth: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Consequences of Impurity Incorporation for Biomineral Formation
Morphology and Dynamics of Crystal Surfaces in Complex Molecular Systems
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Volume 620
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The Role of Mg2+ as an Impurity in Calcite Growth
Science. 290, 1134-1137