Patent Agent

Hemant Khanna, Ph.D.

Hemant focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of chemical and pharmaceutical matters. He received a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan (2002), an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Brandeis University (1994), and a B.Sc. (with Honors) in Chemistry from Delhi University (1992).

Hemant has over six years of patent prosecution experience, patent drafting, and licensing, having drafted over 100 patent applications and executed over 25 responses to office actions. He is an expert level prior art searcher. Hemant has over 12 years of experience as an IP leader and subject matter expert, specializing in the chemical industry.

As an in-house patent agent, Hemant succeeded in establishing his own drug portfolio in the marketplace.\nPrior to joining Seed IP, Hemant worked for several years at Clarivate Analytics, where he was in charge of leadership, prosecution, project management, and quality assurance. He specialized in subject areas included chemical, food, pharma, oil & gas, markets, technologies, and IP.

Hemant’s patent law experience includes three years at two large law firms in Washington, D.C. While attending the University of Michigan, Hemant served for seven years as a doctoral student, with a focus on small molecule inhibitors and labeled detection of small molecule-protein interactions.

University of Michigan  - Medicinal Chemistry - Ph.D. 2002
Brandeis University - Organic Chemistry - M.S. 1994
Delhi University  - Chemistry - B.Sc. (Honors) 1992

Hemant is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and Life Science Washington.


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