Isheeta T. Patel

Chemical & Materials Patent Prosecution

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Isheeta Patel is a registered patent attorney and focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic patent applications in the chemical engineering and materials arts. She has experience working with clients of various sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups.

Isheeta has extensive experience with a variety of technologies in many industries. Prior to becoming an associate at the firm, Isheeta supported attorneys in the patent process by providing 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 legal intern 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, 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 President of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Michigan and currently serving on the Board of Director’s for SABA North America. 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, Isheeta can regularly be found sporting University of Michigan gear, especially every Saturday of football season at the Big House watching the Wolverines play.

Organizations and Affiliations

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, ’18 Pathfinder

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

South Asian Bar Association of Michigan, President

South Asian Bar Association North America, Board of Directors Member

State Bar of Michigan

Recognitions

ABA-Bloomberg-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law

Presentations

Moderator, “Competing & Succeeding as a New Lawyer,” South Asian Bar Association of North America, 2018 Annual Conference: Carrying the Torch, June 2018

Education

J.D., Ohio State University

B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan