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Benjamin D. Heuberger, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
Fax +1.949.253.0902
Benjamin Heuberger is a patent agent in the firm’s Orange County office, and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After receiving his Doctorate, Benjamin held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute under Nobel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak.

His practice includes intellectual property prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and life science arts on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, startups, universities, and independent inventors. He works with clients and attorneys to develop robust national and foreign patent portfolios including initial filings on novel chemical species, medical devices, process chemistry, polymer and material chemistry, nutraceuticals, and food products. He also has experience with secondary filings to cover combination therapies, prodrugs, salt forms, crystal forms, formulations, etc.

His doctoral research included synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology to examine artificial nucleic acids and the origins of genetic 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.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Chemical Society

Speaking Engagements

  • “Dovetailing Academia and IP Protection,” Chemistry 252/253 Seminar — University of California, Riverside, May 2017
  • “Selecting for a Sequence-General RNA-based RNA-Helix Recognition Motif,” HHMI Janelia Farm - From the RNA World to the Clinic — Ashburn, VA, September 2010
  • “Synthetic Nucleic Acids: Developing Alternative Information Biopolymers,” 20th Annual Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Conference — University of California, Riverside, May 2006