Dr. Ram Sabnis is a Patent Agent in the Biotech & Chemical Patent Team of Intellectual Property Practice of Smith Gambrell Russell LLP. He focuses on patent drafting and patent prosecution work with an emphasis on chemical technologies. He drafts and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications.
He has extensive experience in the fields of organic, medicinal, polymer, materials, dye chemistry, small molecules, synthesis, formulations, coatings, drug delivery, RNA-based therapeutics, antisense oligonucleotides, epigenetics, new drug modalities, targeted protein degradation, fluorescent probes, macrocyclic molecules, medical devices, color filters, display materials, thin-film deposition, semiconductor materials/processes, fiberglass materials, mining, oil field, lubricants, petroleum products, paper/pulp, wood, gypsum, cellulose, textiles, nonwovens, wipes, gel/carbon materials, and building materials. He has previously drafted and prosecuted patent applications for Georgia-Pacific LLC, Pfizer Inc., and Squire Patton Boggs LLP. Dr. Sabnis has worked as a Scientist for 16+ years and has also authored 300+ publications and 3 books.
In addition to his full-time legal practice, Dr. Sabnis is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology since January 2019, Mumbai, India. He was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Missouri, Rolla, now called as Missouri University of Science and Technology since March 1999 to August 2004, Rolla, MO. Dr. Sabnis also serves as “Patent Panelist – Editorial Board Member of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, published by American Chemical Society, U.S. and as an Associate Editor of AATCC Journal of Research, published by American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, U.S.
Dr. Sabnis received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bombay. He received his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Bombay. Dr. Sabnis was a University Grants Commission (UGC) fellow and received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), University of Bombay. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.