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Kanika Ghai, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

New York, NY
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About Kanika

Kanika Ghai, Ph.D., is a technology specialist and patent agent in the New York office of Fish & Richardson P.C. She focuses her practice on patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals. She has filed and prosecuted patent applications pertaining to a wide range of technologies, including antiviral drugs, novel antibodies, small molecule inhibitors, biochemical compounds, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing systems. Dr. Ghai also has experience in patent portfolio management and due diligence, including client counseling, strategic patent portfolio development, patent validity and infringement analyses, and freedom to operate searches.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Ghai worked as a business analyst at a technology commercialization firm, where she evaluated early-stage companies and provided consulting services for researchers and their potential businesses assessing overall commercial viability, market size, intellectual property, and competitive threats.

Dr. Ghai completed her postdoctoral studies at Emory University, where she conducted eye research, specifically on retinal circadian rhythms and their impact on retinal cell function. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Ohio State University, where she investigated the role of Notch signaling in retinal development and regeneration.

Selected Publications

Shen J, Ghai K, Sompol P, Liu X, Cao X, Iuvone PM, Ye K. N-acetyl serotonin derivatives as potent neuroprotectants for retinas.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 28;109(9):3540-5

Ghai K, Zelinka C, Fischer AJ. Notch signaling influences neuroprotective and proliferative properties of mature Müller glia. J Neurosci. 2010 Feb 24;30(8):3101-12

Ghai K, Zelinka C, Fischer AJ. Serotonin released from amacrine neurons is scavenged and degraded in bipolar neurons in the retina. J Neurochem. 2009 Oct;111(1):1-14

Ghai K, Stanke JJ, Fischer AJ. Patterning of the circumferential marginal zone of progenitors in the chicken retina. Brain Res. 2008 Feb 4;1192:76-89

Fischer AJ, Stanke JJ, Ghai K, Scott M, Omar G. Development of bullwhip neurons in the embryonic chicken retina. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Aug 1;503(4):538-49.

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Education

Ph.D., Neurosciences, Ohio State University (2009)


M.S. first class, Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2003)


B.S. first class with distinction, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, University of Mumbai (2001)

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  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2019
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