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, diligence evaluations, as well as performing patentability, invalidity, 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).
Amy holds a Ph.D. in chemistry. Her 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. Following her thesis and prior to starting her IP career in 2014, Amy was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) working on research related to Parkinson's disease.
- 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. Not licensed to practice by the State Bar of Pennsylvania.