Usha R. Patel, M.S.
Usha R. Patel, M.S.
Senior Patent Agent in the legal department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Usha R. Patel into the highest Professional Distinction, “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition,” due to her outstanding contributions, achievements and expertise. Usha has over 32 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the technical expertise in Organic Chemistry. In addition, she is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Agent. She is currently a Senior Patent Agent in the legal department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Usha is a gifted professional and impressively is also a Co-Inventor on 17 US patents and a Co-Author on 26 scientific publications. Usha is one of the few special honorees inducted into the highest professional distinction based on her accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided. Usha has the instinctive ability to keep exceeding exceptional goals and objectives. Usha exemplifies high standards of professional performance with expert capabilities as well as proven and documented results. Oxford Who’s Who proudly endorses Usha R. Patel and all her future endeavors.
Mrs. Usha R. Patel’s professional title is Senior Patent Agent in the legal department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT. She is a Co-Inventor on 17 US patents and a Co-Author on 26 scientific publications. Usha holds two Master’s degrees in Organic Chemistry, one from the University of Bombay, India and the second from The University of Texas at Austin. Usha is also a registered US Patent Agent. Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Usha is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication. In June of 1984 Mrs. Usha R. Patel began her career as a Research Scientist at Wyeth Laboratories, Radnor, PA. Thereafter she joined Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BI) in June of 1988, as a Research Scientist. While working as a Research Scientist at BI, she received an Award for “Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry” from the Organic Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. At BI she was member of a team which worked on a research project that lead to the discovery and eventual commercialization of the anti-AIDS drug, Viramune®. In 2002 Usha passed the patent bar exam and registered as a US patent agent with USPTO. Thereafter she joined the R&D administration group as a Senior Scientist/Patent Liaison, in January 2004. After a few years as Senior Scientist/Patent Liaison she was promoted to Principal Scientist/Patent Liaison, due to her outstanding work. In January of 2010, she joined the Intellectual Property group in the legal department at BI. In December of 2013 Usha excelled even further and was deservingly promoted to Senior Patent Agent position. At present Usha still represents Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as their Senior Patent Agent in the legal department. She has assumed increasing and expanded responsibilities as a Research Scientist and then as a Patent Agent at BI. Throughout her impressive career Usha has mastered many areas of expertise including: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Design and Drug Development, just to name a few. Through her extensive knowledge, wisdom, and years of experience, Usha has garnered a highly respected reputation in the areas of her expertise. Usha also advocates for the importance of science, pharmaceutical drug discovery and intellectual property to middle school, high school and college students, making her a valuable asset not only to her company but her community as well.