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Anand K. Patel


Anand K. Patel


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • 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.

Professional Background:

  • 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.