Samantak Ghosh, PhD

Senior Associate

Ghosh, Samantak

Samantak Ghosh is a senior associate who focuses his practice on intellectual property matters.

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.

Honors & Awards

  • 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 Associatio

Publications & News


July 20, 2017

WilmerHale Earns Win at Federal Circuit on Behalf of Takeda in Hatch-Waxman Litigation

The appeals court reversed a district court finding of patent invalidity based on obviousness and remanded the case with instructions to enter judgment in favor of Takeda.


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

PhD, Chemistry, Stanford University, 2010

MSc, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2003

BSc, Chemistry, first class honors, Presidency College, 1998

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