Practice Areas



  • Delaware Valley Engineering Association Award for Engineering Economics Research Paper, 1996
  • International Magnesium Association for an Engineering Design Paper, 1994


  • United States Supreme Court, 2007
  • United Stated District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 2003
  • Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002


George Mason University School of Law, J.D., with an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law, 2002

Temple University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1996


  • Hebrew
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Victor Kernus

Washington, D.C.
703.236.4500, ext. 4104

Victor Kernus concentrates his practice on mechanical, electrical, and medical technologies for a wide range of clients.  He is experienced in both patent drafting and patent prosecution and patent appeals.  Victor is experienced in both domestic and foreign prosecution of patent application relating to a wide range of technological fields including aerospace, automotive technologies, power distribution, power generation and power conversion, rotary electric machines, electro-mechanical devices and circuits, micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), packaging technologies as well as natural resource exploration and recovery and natural resource post recovery processing technologies.  He has written more than 1,000 patent applications and is an inventor on one U.S. patent.  Victor is also an active volunteer with Casting for Recovery, an organization that supports those currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and breast cancer survivors, and is a volunteer instructor and Fly Fishing guide with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization that supports disabled veterans.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2014

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2012

Senior Associate, Diederiks and Whitelaw, PLC, 2000-2007

Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Department of the Navy, 1996-1999



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee Member

Virginia Bar Association