Ghosh, Samantak

Samantak Ghosh, PhD

Ghosh, Samantak

Samantak Ghosh, PhD

Senior Associate

Samantak Ghosh is a senior associate who focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. He advises clients practicing in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, materials science and alternative energy, focusing on patent litigation and prosecution. His patent practice includes strategic development, analysis and management of patent portfolios, client counseling, intellectual property due diligence for licensing, transactions and financings, opinion work and patent litigation. Dr. Ghosh has represented clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in patent litigations, such as Hatch-Waxman Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigations, and post-grant proceedings such as inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Dr. Ghosh worked as a legal extern with Hon. Judge White of the US District Court for the Northern District of California. He was also a summer associate at a firm where he drafted patent applications and conducted legal research.

While at Stanford University, Dr. Ghosh synthesized artificial nucleotides as tools for basic science studies as well as potential therapeutics. He also investigated the potential of circular DNA in elongating telomeres in vivo and influencing aging and probed radio-labeled artificial nucleotides as potential tumor tracers. At the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Dr. Ghosh developed novel synthetic methods for making organo-metallic compounds with potential catalytic activities.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr. Ghosh was a teaching assistant in the Chemistry Department at Stanford University. He was also a teacher with social welfare organization in Kanpur, India.


  • Recipient of the Federal Circuit Bar Association's 2012 Giles Rich Sutherland Memorial Scholarship
  • Presented with the 2012 Robert C. Watson Award from the American Intellectual Property Association

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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2013

    • PhD, Chemistry, Stanford University, 2010

    • MSc, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2003

    • BSc, Chemistry, Presidency College, 1998

      first class honors
  • Admissions

    • California