Isheeta Patel is an experienced patent attorney with a passion for providing her clients high-quality, strategic intellectual property advice with an eye for detail and current technological trends.
Isheeta focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic patent applications in the chemical engineering and materials arts. Isheeta also has experience in advising her clients on intellectual property strategies by providing opinions on whether they have freedom to operate and by assessing validity of patents. She has experience working with clients of various sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups.
“I put myself in the shoes of my clients in order to truly be an extension of their team. Because of this, I am able to provide legal advice based on an in-depth understanding of the business and its goals.”
Isheeta has multi-faceted experience working extensively within a variety of industries, with an emphasis on technologies related to chemical engineering and advanced materials. Her prosecution and opinion experience is focused on advanced coatings, nanocomposites and composite systems, polymer chemistry and coagulants, heat transfer and thermal management materials, battery components and controls, catalyst structures, fluid flow control and related coatings, additive manufacturing, paints and specialty coatings, and consumer products.
Isheeta provides reliable insight to clients regarding business-critical decisions such as whether to patent an inventive concept, whether they have freedom to operate, the validity of granted patents, and determining the state of the art and any white space in a specific technology market. Isheeta also has experience supporting intellectual property negotiations, settlements, and litigation.
Isheeta previously served as a patent clerk with Honda Patents & Technologies North America and Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office. Before entering the intellectual property industry, she held engineering positions with Owens Corning developing wind turbine blade technology and with H.R. Technologies, Inc., a tier-two automotive materials supplier.
Isheeta holds a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where she served as Issue Editor for the technology journal I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (now the Ohio State Technology Law Journal), as well as President of both the Intellectual Property Law Society and the South Asian Law Students Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Outside of Brooks Kushman, Isheeta is the immediate Past-President of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Michigan and currently serving on the Board of Director’s for SABA North America and SABA Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family on the lake, checking out new restaurants, and traveling (when it’s not football season). Although she attended Ohio State for law school, Isheeta is true to her undergraduate degree from Michigan and can regularly be found sporting University of Michigan gear, especially every Saturday of football season at the Big House with her husband watching the Wolverines play.
Organizations and Affiliations
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, ’18 Pathfinder
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Michigan, Board Advisor & Past President
South Asian Bar Association North America, Board of Directors Member
State Bar of Michigan
“Ones to Watch,” Best Lawyers, 2021-2022
ABA-Bloomberg-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
Panelist, “Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know,” American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, December 2019
Moderator, “Competing & Succeeding as a New Lawyer,” South Asian Bar Association of North America, 2018 Annual Conference: Carrying the Torch, June 2018