Sujata R. Emani, Ph.D., is a technical advisor in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group where she is involved with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for domestic and international clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Emani was the research director of a manufacturing startup. In this role she evaluated a new method of natural flavoring for food products, designed an industrial flavoring system, and oversaw the scientific operations and technical communications. Dr. Emani has also served as a science consultant for various chemical and medical technology startups in the US and India in the areas of biological imaging, spectral analysis, medical data analytics, medical diagnostics, and scientific software.

Dr. Emani’s doctoral work at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Emani focused on image processing algorithms to evaluate targeted drug delivery by small molecules, nanoparticles, and organic dendrimers with fluorogenic molecules and genetically engineered biosensors. While an undergraduate and Master’s student at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Emani developed exobiology applications for molecular biosensors with NASA and Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. During a research experience at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Emani studied inhibitory mechanisms of Alzheimer’s drugs on acetylcholinesterase enzyme.

Dr. Emani’s experience in a variety of scientific and technical areas allows her to deeply understand her clients complex inventions and communicate the concepts clearly.


  • University of California, San Diego (Ph.D.)
    • Biochemistry
  • Carnegie Mellon University (M.S.)
    • Chemistry
  • Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., with honors)
    • Chemistry

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
  • New Leaders Council Fellow
  • Toastmasters International


  • Michael G. Rosenfeld NIH Medical Training Grant Recipient, 2006 -2011
  • Carnegie Mellon Women’s Clan Scholarship, 2004
  • American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin Scholarship, 2004


  • Telugu