*Ms. Rajan is not licensed to practice law. Her activities are directly supervised by members of the firm licensed to practice law.

Lakshmi Rajan, Ph.D., focuses her practice on a variety of intellectual property matters including patent drafting, domestic and foreign patent prosecution, development and management of patent portfolios, patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate and general client counseling.

Dr. Rajan has represented a wide spectrum of clients including independent inventors, universities, national laboratories, start-up companies and multinational corporations in patent matters on technologies such as antibodies, engineered enzymes, therapeutic peptides, genomics, genome engineering, vaccines, biomarkers, diagnostics, small molecules, food products and agricultural biotechnology.

Dr. Rajan received her B.S. in Microbiology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, her M. Biotech. from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. Her doctoral research work focused on the identification, mapping and cloning of several novel murine genetic loci involved in T-cell lymphomas. As a postdoctoral fellow, instructor and co-investigator at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, her research work addressed molecular mechanisms of embryonic development, and injury/repair in skeletal tissues using transgenic animal models, immunohistochemistry, microarrays, and real time PCR technologies. Her academic research work led to several co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals, including "Genes and Development, Leukemia, Journal of Virology, Mammalian Genome, Tubercle, and Lancet".

Professional Activities

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


Bar admissions

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin: Microbiology
  • M. Biotech, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • B.S., Panjab University: Microbiology
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