Hemant represents clients seeking to protect their intellectual property and technology investments, including through foreign and domestic patents, copyrights, and trademarks.  He has been recognized as a "Mid-South Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. 

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2013, 2015
  • Top 40 under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2011
  • Cancer Researcher, Hematology-Oncology Department, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 1998-2003
  • Fellow, Memphis Leadership Academy
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Patent Law, 2017-2019

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 1997

Experience

  • Extensive patent prosecution in diverse technology areas, including biotechnology, mechanical, electrical and chemical.
  • Counsels companies and research institutions in connection with domestic and international technology acquisition, licensing, intellectual property protection and technology commercialization activities.
  • Representation of companies in commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, software agreements and asset purchase agreements.
  • Counsels companies in connection with early-stage formation and financing, including venture capital financings.
  • Counsels clients with patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters, including litigation and licensing strategies.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property Concerns for New Companies” Southeast Medical Device Association, Nashville 2016.
  • "Patent Reform for Biotech Companies", Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 1, February 2013.
  • "Recent Changes in Patent Law," Mississippi Bar Journal, Fall 2012.
  • "First to File vs. First to Invent: Don’t Foul Out", Mississippi State University’s Investing in Innovation Symposium, February 2012.
  • "Recent Case Law Developments That Will Impact Your Practice", Update on Patent Law Reform, Mississippi Bar Association, November 2011.
  • "Ethical Implications of Social Media," Memphis Bar Association, Technology Section, August 2011.
  • "Protecting your Business and Intellectual Property," Kaufman Foundation FastTrac, Memphis Bioworks, April 2011.
  • "Ethical Risks and Pitfalls of using Social Media," Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association, March 2011.
  • "Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start Ups," LaunchMemphis Business Bootcamp, March 2011.
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