Kalpesh V. Upadhye, Ph.D, is a registered patent lawyer, and focuses his practice on intellectual property matters with an emphasis on obtaining and defending patents for his clients. He helps clients with building and managing patent portfolios, drafting targeted claims, advising on trade secret issues, assessing patentability, and analyzing freedom to operate, infringement, and invalidity issues. Kalpesh also conducts due diligence analysis of patent portfolios in relation to mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions. Kalpesh’s clients include domestic and international corporations as well as universities.
With a background in physics and life sciences, Kalpesh has experience with subject matter in a wide variety of technical areas that intersect technology and life science including biomaterials, drug delivery, biosensors, medical devices, semiconductors, electronic and electromechanical components, lighting systems, telecommunications, navigation systems, autonomous vehicle systems, batteries, novel materials, as well as biotechnology.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis and graduating law school, Kalpesh worked as a patent agent with another major general practice law firm. During his postdoctoral research, Kalpesh developed non-viral methods for nucleotide delivery into mammalian cells. Kalpesh’s doctoral thesis focused on multi-parametric investigation of mechanosensitive ion channels in mammalian cells and developing the tools required for such multi-parametric investigation. Previously, Kalpesh developed MEMS-based point-of-care sensors for measuring cardiac markers in human blood for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction.
Kalpesh received his JD from the George Washington University Law School in 2019. Kalpesh has been a member of patent bar since 2012. He is fluent in Hindi and Marathi.
The George Washington University Law School, 2019, J.D., with Honors
University of Pittsburgh, 2010, Ph.D., Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology, 2002, B.Tech, Engineering Physics
District of Columbia
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)