Hemant Khanna, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Hemant focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of chemical and pharmaceutical matters. He received a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from 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).


University of Michigan
Medicinal Chemistry
Ph.D. 2002

Brandeis University
Organic Chemistry
M.S. 1994

Delhi University
B.Sc. (Honors) 1992


Hemant has over 6 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, he succeeded in establishing his own drug portfolio in the marketplace.
Prior to joining Seed IP, Hemant worked for a number of years at Clarivate Analytics, where he was in charge of leadership, prosecution, project management, and quality assurance. Subject areas he specialized in included chemical, food, pharma, oil & gas, markets, technologies, and IP. Hemant’s patent law experience includes 3 years at two large law firms in Washington, D.C. While attending University of Michigan, Hemant served for 7 years as a doctoral student, with a focus on small molecule inhibitors and labeled detection of small molecule-protein interactions.


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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