Sailesh K. Patel is a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, a national general practice firm... more
Sailesh K. Patel is a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, a national general practice firm with over 400 attorneys with offices across the country. With a background in chemical engineering, Mr. Patel specializes in IP litigation and prosecution with an emphasis in pharmaceutical patent litigation. Mr. Patel has worked with a variety of technologies ranging from chemical processes and compositio... view profile
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.