Amy Rupert is a registered patent agent focusing on patent prosecution in the chemistry and life sciences industries. Her practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications as well as performing patentability and invalidity assessment and freedom-to-operate analyses.
Amy has a wide range of technical experience that encompasses chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical engineering, neurochemistry, pharmaceuticals, biologics, analytical methods, oil/gas process and refining, materials/plastics, and assorted mechanical inventions (e.g., building materials, recycling, oil/gas drilling).
Prior to starting her IP career at a small IP boutique firm as a technical specialist in 2014, Amy was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) working on research related to Parkinson's Disease. Earning her Ph.D. in 2012, Amy's thesis work focused on developing techniques and tools for sampling the extracellular space of living hippocampal brain tissue to study the degradation of neuroprotective neurochemical peptides as a response to oxidative stress.
Amy is active in various scientific outreach organizations in the Pittsburgh area, including the American Chemical Society, The Society for the Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, and Women in Bio.
- University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. in Chemistry 2012); Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude 2006)
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office