Kalpesh V. Upadhye, PhD, focuses his practice on patent prosecution. With a background in physics and life sciences, Kalpesh prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas including semiconductors, telecommunications, navigation systems, batteries, novel materials, biomaterials, drug delivery, biosensors, and medical devices. He also counsels clients on managing patent portfolios and helps clients with patent harvesting, drafting targeted claims, assessing patentability, and analyzing freedom to operate. Kalpesh also conducts patent due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Kalpesh worked with another major general practice law firm with clients including several Fortune 100 companies, universities, and start-ups. During his postdoctoral research, he 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, he developed MEMS-based point-of-care sensors for measuring cardiac markers in human blood for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction.
Kalpesh is currently attending The George Washington University Law School and expects to earn his J.D. in May 2019. He is fluent in Hindi and Marathi.
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology, 2002, B.Tech, Engineering Physics
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Student Member, American Bar Association
Student Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)