Biography

Sandip H. Patel has successfully helped the Firm's clients obtain and enforce patents, defend clients against allegations of patent infringement, and design products and processes to avoid their competitors' patents. Those clients are diverse in size and focus, and have included independent inventors, venture capital investors, specialty chemical companies, universities, and multinational corporations. He has a formal education in chemical engineering, and his day-to-day work deals typically with inventions focusing on chemistry and chemical engineering. But, Mr. Patel's work for the Firm’s clients has spanned the entire spectrum of engineering and sciences. And through that experience, he has proven adept at quickly understanding diverse technologies and devising efficient intellectual property strategies that clients have used to achieve their business goals.

Mr. Patel was selected for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers® lists. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state were selected for this honor.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Prepared and prosecuted to issuance patent applications relating to consumer products, semiconductors, catalytic reaction engineering processes, industrial chemical compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treating various disease states in humans.
  • Counseled clients in numerous contested patent cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in a variety of sciences including biotechnology (e.g., avirulent vaccines, DNA sequencing methods, genetically-engineered plants, and kerotinocyte growth factors), chemistry (e.g., pharmaceutical compounds, food processing chemicals), mechanical engineering (e.g., railcar shock absorbers, correction-tape dispensers, and infant diapers), and electrical engineering (e.g., piezoelectric ink-jet printers, process control systems and software).
  • Counseled clients in patent infringement actions in the federal courts involving biotechnology patents (e.g., recombinant growth hormone, recombinant erythropoietin), pharmaceutical chemistry patents (e.g., platinum coordination compounds and methods of treating cancerous tumors), and chemical engineering operations (e.g., air pollution control processes and equipment).

BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS

Sandip H. Patel has been a partner of the Firm since 2002, having joined as an associate following his graduation from law school in 1996. While at the Firm, he has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, and has served as counsel in numerous contested proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in associated appeals, and as counsel in a number of patent cases in the federal courts. Mr. Patel also served as chairperson of the Firm’s attorney recruiting committee for ten years beginning in 2002.

Mr. Patel received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 1996. During law school he served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. He received a B.S. degree (with honors) in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1993. 

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

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COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Amgen Inc.* v. F. Hoffmann-LaRoche LTD et al.
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of Practice: Biotechnology

Coca Cola Inc. v. The Procter & Gamble Company*
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Case Type(s): Inter partes Reexamination
Area of practice: Chemical Arts

Macove v. Luxton (The Gillette Company)*
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Case Type: Patent Interference
Area of practice: Mechanical Arts

Matlin (Fellowes Inc.) v. Aries (ACCO Brands Inc.)*
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Case Type: Patent Interference
Area of practice: Mechanical Arts

Opposition and Appeal re: Baxter International Inc.* & Baxter Healthcare S.A.*
Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
Case Type(s): Opposition, Appeal
Area(s) of practice: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

*Party Represented

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