Anand prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the chemical, biomedical, biochemical, electrochemical, and mechanical arts.
Anand renders opinions on patent validity, patent infringement, and right-to-practice issues.
Anand also prepares and prosecutes trademark applications.
Anand interfaces with international law firms to manage and direct prosecution of patent applications across the world.
During his graduate education, Anand conducted extensive research in the following areas:
Synthesizing and characterizing novel biocompatible materials using Bombyx mori silk for use in bioapplications.
Analyzing gravimetric sorption and gas permeation properties of polymer blends.
Studying polymer morphology and phase behavior of polymer blends.
Utilizing principle characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, extensional rheometry, ptical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction.
During his undergraduate education, Anand conducted research on oligomeric and dendritic catalysts.
Anand also served as a chemical development intern for a leading global health-care and pharmaceutical company and conducted research and development for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Education: Clemson University (B.S. 2004, Chemical Engineering, Minor – Chemistry, magna cum laude); North Carolina State University (M.S. 2006, Chemical Engineering); North Carolina State University (Ph.D. Candidate 2006 – 2012); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D. 2012).
Civic and Community Service: American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association.
Honors: Managing Editor, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology; President, Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association; Chapter President, Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society).
Publications: Patel, A.K., Laurer, J.H., and R.J. Spontak, p-Chlorostyrene, in Polymer Data Handbook, 2nd ed. (J.E. Mark, Ed.) Oxford University Press, New York; Aberg, C.M., Patel, A.K., Gil, E.-S, and R.J. Spontak, Amorphous Silk Fibroin Membranes for Separation of CO2, NASA Tech Briefs, May 2009.
Presentations: Patel, A.K. and R.J. Spontak, Phase Behavior of Silk Fibroin/Cellulose Ether Blends, SERMACS, Nashville, TN, October 2008; Patel, A.K. and R.J. Spontak, Phase Behavior of Silk Fibroin/Cellulose Ether Blends, NANOMAT, Norway, June 2007.