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Benjamin D. Heuberger, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
+1.949.623.3609
Fax +1.949.253.0902
Benjamin Heuberger is a patent agent in the firm’s Orange County office. He has experience performing intellectual property prosecution directed to the pharmaceutical, chemical, and life science arts on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, startups, universities, and independent inventors. His doctoral research was performed at the intersection of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology wherein he explored nucleic acids and their role in the origins of information storage and transmittal.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Dr. Heuberger was a patent agent in the Boston office of a U.S.-based law firm. Before that, he served as a Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute under Novel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Chemical Society

Speaking Engagements

  • Poster, “Fidelity and Template-Directed Oligomerization: Towards Spontaneous Genetic Assembly and Replication in a Synthetic Proto-cell,” International Astrobiology Society and Bioastronomy Conference – Origins, Montpellier, France, 2011
  • Speaker, “Selecting for a Sequence-General RNA-based RNA-Helix Recognition Motif,” HHMI Janelia Farm Conference – From the RNA World to the Clinic, Ashburn, VA, September 2010
  • Poster, “Synthesis of the RNA Analog 2ʹ′-O-methyl-3ʹ′-amino-3ʹ′-deoxyribonucleic Acid,” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Conference – RNA and Oligonucleotide Therapeutics, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, April 2010
  • Speaker, “Synthetic Nucleic Acids: Developing Alternative Information Biopolymers,” 20th Annual Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Conference – University of California, Riverside, May 2006