Jana Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate, Registered Patent Agent - Boston

Jana Lewis
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Jana Lewis is an associate and Registered Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property practice. Jana has drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, materials science and pharmaceuticals. She has also assisted in the preparation of freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions.

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  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • University of California San Diego, Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Lawrence University, B.A., Chemistry



Professional Experience

  • Over four years of experience in patent prosecution and litigation support as a Technology Specialist and Patent Agent.
  • Over ten years of scientific research experience in academic, national laboratory and industry environments, including as a research scientist at Living Proof, Inc.
  • Directed Study Title: “Inter Partes Review Proceedings from a Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Perspective”
  • Published 16 scientific papers including two review articles
  • Co-author, “Total synthesis of Ciliatamides A – C: Stereochemical revision and the natural product-guided synthesis of unnatural analogs,” Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 4545
  • Co-author, “New beginnings for matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors: Identification of high affinity zinc-binding groups,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 8388


  • Inventor, “Coloring agents and methods of use thereof.” WO 2011/084803 (US 8,187,340; US 8,444,715; US 8,758,451; US 8,932,370; US 9,248,086; and US Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20160106648)
  • Inventor, “Hydroxypyridinone, Hydroxypyr;idinethione, Pyrone, and Thiopyrone Metalloprotein Inhbitors.” WO 2006/028523 and Zinc-Binding Groups for Metalloprotein Inhbitors WO 2005/110399 (US 7,579,486; US 7,705,164; US 7,786,316; US 8,008,510; and US 8,318,945). Patents licensed to at least three companies.


  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Member, Suffolk University, Rehnquist Inn


  • Boston Patent Law Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Student Member
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  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)