Shana Morshedian

Patent Agent


Shana Morshedian, an experienced biologist and registered patent attorney, secures intellectual property protections for clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With extensive lab research experience and a background at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Shana combines the technical conversance, practical insight and legal understanding to effectively draft and prosecute complex patent applications.

Shana’s patent law experience includes intellectual property licensing, freedom to operate analysis, prior art searches, patent application review and patent litigation.

Before joining the firm, Shana was a senior biologist in drug discovery with Eli Lilly and Company, where she worked with peptide phage libraries, developed cell based assays and designed protein variants. As a senior research associate with Applied Proteomics she studied plasma samples for biomarker activity. Shana also has experience as a cancer researcher, developing assays and preparing anti-apoptotic proteins for high-throughput screening.

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Ultra-High-Throughput Screening of Natural Product Extracts to Identify Proapoptotic Inhibitors of Bcl-2 Family proteins
    Christian A. Hassig, Fu-Yue Zeng, Paul Kung, Mehrak Kiankarimi, Sylvia Kim, Paul W. Diaz, Dayong Zhai, Kate Welsh, Shana Morshedian, Journal of Bimolecular Screening, 2014, Vol. 19(8) 1201–1211

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)


  • Awarded a full scholarship after finishing the first year of law school, 2016
  • Received a Faculty Sponsored Student Research Grant, 2009 (from Division of Research & Graduate Studies in collaboration with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI))
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