Usha R. Patel

Usha R. Patel – Pinnacle Professional

Brookfield, CT – Usha R. Patel, Patent Consultant, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property as a Patent Consultant at Intellectual Designs, LLC. She is the Managing Member of Intellectual Designs, LLC. Offering thirty plus years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in design work, Intellectual Designs, LLC, offers consultation for matters relating to intellectual property, pharmaceutical patents, pharmaceutical development, graphic/web design, and other marketing needs. Ms. Patel provides consulting and guidance for individualized patent strategies. She also provides consultation and guidance for drafting and prosecution of US patent applications.

Usha R. Patel

Leading a remarkable career in the pharmaceutical industry for over thirty years, Usha has attained extensive expertise, which includes the areas of medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, bio-pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, drug design, patent drafting, and patent prosecution. She has been the Managing Member/Owner of Intellectual Designs, LLC, since February of 2019. Previously, she worked at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals for nearly thirty years and at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for three and a half years. Her Pharmaceutical career began at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a Research Scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Discovery area. Her career as a Research Scientist continued at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (BI). After almost 20 years of work as a Research Scientist, she took and passed the Patent Bar exam to become a Patent Agent. Usha subsequently moved to the Legal Department at BI, first as a Patent Agent, and then ascending to the ranks of Sr. Patent Agent, where she focused on chemical and biological patent drafting and prosecution, as well as providing patent strategy for her projects.

Usha is a seasoned professional, who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication. Her parents and high school chemistry teacher have been the greatest source of her inspiration. Her parents encouraged her to keep learning and growing personally and professionally. She advises new pharmaceutical professionals to follow the same advice, enhance their skills, keep an open mind, and network. Being a woman in a mostly male dominated field, she at first struggled to network and feel comfortable. Fortunately, she had great mentors and colleagues, who made networking easier.

Usha earned Master’s degrees in Organic Chemistry from the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India, and from the University of Texas at Austin, in Austin, Texas. Passing the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Bar exam and requirements, she is a Registered Patent Agent. She is a Co-Inventor on 17 US patents and a Co-Author on 26 scientific publications.

Usha is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and received an award for “Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry,” from the Organic Chemistry Division of ACS, while working as a Research Scientist. Usha was inducted into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle in 2016, by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Usha believes that each and every one of us has something positive to contribute to our community. She volunteers in career day talks with local students and encourages them to enter science careers. Currently, she volunteers/mentors at SCORE Western Connecticut Chapter and volunteers at ASHA for Education, Danbury Chapter. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys reading and traveling.

Usha resides in Brookfield, CT with her husband, Rajni, who is also a Pharmaceutical Scientist. They have a daughter, Anjali, who is a graphic/web designer. Anjali started her career as a scientist but eventually went into graphic and web design.

In the future, Usha plans to expand her business, her education, and her personal growth.

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