Kerry Leonard is the Deputy Chief of the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
Center. She is responsible for managing technology transfer activities including IP licensing, negotiating
cooperative research agreements, and fostering partnerships with external organizations. Prior to
joining NASA, she worked as a Technology Transfer Specialist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs
where she managed patent prosecution and technology transfer operations for VA Medical Centers
located in the Midwest.
Kerry received her JD, MBA, and Chemical Engineering degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She is
a registered patent attorney and is licensed to practice law in Maryland and before the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. Before becoming an attorney and turning to "The Dark Side", Kerry was a Patent
Examiner at the USPTO.