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KP2 LLC offers world-class innovation research services and organic chemistry expertise to businesses, investors, and university research groups.


KP2 LLC's founder & principal, Kathryn Paisner, is a PhD organic chemist with five years of experience as Director of Research at a boutique consulting firm, and two years of experience as an independent analyst.  An expert translator between science and English, and vice versa, Dr. Paisner has delivered actionable results to over seventy organizations in seventeen industries. Satisfied clients include multiple Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized organizations, tiny startups, independent investors, VC funds, university research groups, and trade organizations.


Regularly featured in the high-impact technical journal Nature, Dr. Paisner's independent innovation research has earned (NDA-protected) accolades from business leaders, attorneys, and PhD scientists -- sometimes even at the same company! 


James Weis, Ashvin Bashyam, Gregory J. Ekchian, Kathryn Paisner, Nathan L. Vanderford, "Evaluating disparities in the U.S. technology transfer ecosystem to improve bench to business translation." F1000Research 7:329 (2018).

doi: 10.12688/f1000research.14210.1

Brady Huggett & Kathryn Paisner, "Research biotech patenting 2016," Nature Biotechnology 35, 708–709 (2017).

doi: 10.1038/nbt.3929

Brady Huggett & Kathryn Paisner. Top 20 translational researchers of 2016. Nature Biotechnology 35, 1126 (2017).

doi: 10.1038/nbt.4028

Lee Fleming, Guan-Cheng Li, Kathryn Paisner. A list of clean tech patents. Fung Technical Report No. 2014.08.21, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California - Berkeley (2014).

Kathryn Paisner. LED optics intellectual property can foreshadow winners in SSL products. LEDs Magazine 10, 16-19 (2013).).

Kathryn Paisner. Guest Post: Kathryn Paisner on IP Checkups’ Investigation of Intellectual Ventures [blog]. Green Patent Blog,, (2012).

Kathryn Paisner, Lev N. Zakharov, Kenneth M. Doxsee. A Robust Thiourea Synthon for Crystal Engineering. Crystal Growth & Design 10, 3757–3762 (2010).

doi: 10.1021/cg100589n

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