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Rakesh Mehta advises clients from billion-dollar companies to start-ups on developing a practical approach to patent strategy in: 1) materials science/chemistry, 2) pharmaceuticals and 3) the fintech space. Rakesh has a Ph.D. in polymers and worked as a scientist at the DuPont Chemical Co. from 1997 to 2004, prior to his 17 years of practice as a patent lawyer. He has an extensive background in chemical engineering, polymer packaging, membranes, films and fibers; organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology and particle science; catalysis, coatings, carbon fiber composites and mechanical devices; and fraud prevention and digital payment systems. Rakesh has counseled 15 start-up companies in the IP space from conceptualization to financing rounds to listing on the stock market.

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