Kent M. Walker Pharm.D.

"My job is to pay attention to the details when a client can’t and transform those details into opportunity."

Kent has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology related industries as a pharmacist, researcher and attorney. His extensive experience as in-house counsel at major pharmaceutical companies gives him the ability to blend a technical and legal focus with an eye to achieving optimal commercial outcomes in his counseling. He is known for his ability to analyze issues thoroughly and guiding clients to a strategy that will set them up for success.

Kent focuses his practice on helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies develop products and bring them to market through counseling and litigation. Prior to joining Brinks Gilson & Lione, Kent spent over 15 years as senior counsel at Actavis, Plc and Vice President of Global IP Strategy at Mylan, where he developed and managed litigation of hundreds of pharmaceutical and biosimilar products and is responsible for implementing strategies that are widely used throughout the industry today.

In addition to his primary focus, Kent has represented clients ranging from software companies to famous athletes on a broad array of matters including licensing, brand protection and commercial disputes.

  • J.D., with Honors,
    University of Maryland School of Law
  • Pharm.D., magna cum laude,
    Mercer University School of Pharmacy
  • B.A., Biology and Sociology,
    Emory University
Bar Admissions
  • Licensed in Maryland and Utah
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Utah
  • Utah Supreme Court
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Salt Lake City, Utah
Counsel, 2018-Present

Maschoff Brennan, Park City, Utah
Of Counsel, March 2016-March 2018 

MYLAN, N.V., Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Vice President, Global IP Strategy, August 2013-December 2015

Actavis, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, March 2011-August 2013
Intellectual Property Counsel, September 2004-March 2011
Associate Director, Intellectual Property, August 2002-September 2004

Experience | Non-Legal

Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
Program Director, Formulation, June 2001-June 2002

Clinical Pharmacist, Baltimore, Maryland
January 1994-January 1999 

Roche Pharmaceuticals, Nutley, New Jersey
Drug Information Resident, August 1993-January 1994

Press Releases & Events
April 09, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Kenton (Kent) W. Walker has joined the firm’s Biopharma practice group in Salt Lake City...