Thomas J Kelleher

Dr. Thomas J Kelleher

Xylome Corporation, Madison WI and Newbury Park CA
P.O. Box 661
Newbury Park , CA 91319
Mobile: 805-603-9736
Office: 805-603-9736

Introduction

Xylome Corporation, Inc., is an independent industrial microbiology consulting firm providing litigation support regarding Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Process Sciences. Our strengths are in areas related to prior and current art in the areas of biopharmaceutical or industrial processes. Our experts have years of experience related to mammalian cell culture and microbial processes including large-scale commercial processes based on yeast and other microbes. The senior members of Xylome each have more than 35 years of experience in their field of expertise and experience providing testimony in patent cases. Our technical staff consists of well-trained doctorate-level professionals with a deep understanding of both current and legacy biological sciences related to industrial microbiology and industrial genetics. All experts are qualified at the doctorate-level in their particular areas of specialization to be expert witnesses. Our services offered include technical consulting, advisory services, scientific literature review, proprietary information reviews, laboratory notebook reviews, data analysis, in-factory and/on on-site inspections, due diligence reviews, reporting of observations and report preparation.

Xylome's senior management includes:

Thomas Jeffries, Ph.D. with 35+ years in U.S. government and academic research and former president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). Dr. Jeffries has an extensive publication record of achievements in applied microbiology.

Thomas Kelleher, Ph.D. with 35+ years of experience from the biopharmaceutical industry with a focus on new FDA licenses and new biopharmaceutical drug approvals. His background has been in product development, pharmaceutical process development, biopharmaceutical engineering, facility design and construction supervision at companies including Novo Nordisk, Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Amgen.

We would be pleased to discuss the aspects of your case with you.


Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Chemistry
  • DNA
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Microbiology
  • Pulp & Paper Industry

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Xylome's experts have earned doctorate degrees from leading Universities in the fields of Industrial Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. We are actively engaged in industrial biotechnology technology development and in consulting at multiple levels of engagement for both legal and commercialization efforts.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Xyome's experts belong to the Society for Industrial Microbiology, Parenteral Drug Association, American Society for Microbiology. The American College of Rheumatology, Water Environment Federation and other relevant industrial microbiology an other biotechnology professional organizations.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Dr. Jeffries, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison WI and frequently an invited speaker at international science conferences. He is also the past president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), an international organization of industrial microbiologist.
Dr. Kelleher, Ph.D., is routinely a session or committee chairman and speaker at the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dr. Jeffries has served as an expert witness twice, since his retirement from the USDA in 2012.
Dr. Kelleher has been retained to provide testimony or dispositions related to two cases as a subject matter expert and inventor, related to patent defenses.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dr. Jeffries has been retained to address intellectual property matters related to yeast metabolic engineering and genetics.
Dr. Kelleher has been retained to address inventions related to bio-pharmaceutical product involving a fermentation and purification process for a new class of peptide antibiotic.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Dr. Jeffries has been retained by the plaintiff on two occasions (100%).
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Dr. Kelleher has been retained by the defendant on two occasions (100%).
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Both Dr. Jeffries and Dr. Kelleher have had two dispositions each.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Dr. Jeffries last gave a deposition in 2013.
Dr. Kelleher last gave a deposition in 2016.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Dr. Jeffries has not provided court testimony via deposition, only.
Dr. Kelleher has provided both depositions and court testimonies on two occasions each.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Dr. Jeffries testified in one arbitration.
Dr. Kelleher has testifed in court twice, once in the U.S. and once in England.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Dr. Jeffries began expert legal industry work in 2013.
Dr. Kelleher began expet legal industry work in 2012.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Xylome offers scientific reviews, literature summations, expert reports, on-site inspections of biopharmaceutical and industrial facilities, general technical consulting, process reviews and modeling, observational reports for due diligence, and other activities, all in the area of industrial microbiology and biotechnology.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Dr. Jeffries' rate is $460/hr., billed in quarter hour segments.
Dr. Kelleher's rate is $560/hr., billed in quarter hour segments.
Dr. Mokry and Dr. Calvey are billed at $360/hr, billed in quarter hour segments.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Dr. Jeffries' rate is $360/hr., billed in quarter hour segments.
Dr. Kelleher's rate is $460/hr., billed in quarter hour segments.
Dr. Mokry and Dr. Calvey (molecular and genetic engineers) are billed at $260/hr, billed in quarter hour segments.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Dr. Jeffries' rate is $560/hr., billed in quarter hour segments and based on past precedents.
Dr. Kelleher's rate is $760/hr., billed in quarter hour segments and based on past precedents.
Dr. Mokry and Dr. Calvey are billed at $460/hr, billed in quarter hour segments.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Dr. Jeffries' rate is $560/hr., billed in quarter hour segments and based on past precedents.
Dr. Kelleher's rate is $760/hr., billed in quarter hour segments and based on past precedents.
Dr. Mokry and Dr. Calvey are billed at $460/hr, billed in quarter hour segments.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is billed at 1/2 the document review rate, plus expenses. Copy fees are passed through at cost. All other incidentals and expenses are passed-through at a reasonable direct cost.

References

Dr. Kelleher's reference: Dr. Jeffries' reference:
Robert Galvin Esq. Joseph Mahoney Esq.
Wilmer Hale Mayor Brown
950 Page Mill Rd. 71 South Wacker Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94304 Chicago IL 60606
robert.galvin@wilmerhale.com jamahoney@mayerbrown.com
650-858-6017 312-701-8979