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Shantanu Basu

Of Counsel
Mintz Levin


Shantanu is Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property Section of the Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on patent prosecution for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochips, genomics, proteomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and related technologies. He has extensive experience in patent interference, reexamination and reissue proceedings; patent litigation and arbitration; intellectual property licensing; due diligence; validity analysis; and strategic counseling. He also has lectured extensively on US and international patent laws and procedures. Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Shantanu was of counsel at Morrison and Foerster in Palo Alto, California where he was a member of the India Working Group.

Shantanu received both a B.S. degree in Chemistry (with Honors) in 1977 and an M.S. degree in Biochemistry (First Class) in 1979 from the University of Calcutta, India. He later attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he obtained an M.S. degree in Molecular Biology (with Distinction) in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1985. As a Junior Fellow of the American Cancer Society and later as a Fellow of the Leukemia Society of America, he carried out post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Harold Varmus at the University of California in San Francisco. He has co-authored several publications in the areas of protein chemistry, molecular biology, virology and gene therapy. Shantanu earned his J.D. (Dean's List) in 1997 from Fordham University School of Law in New York where he received the Thomas F. Reddy, Jr. award in Intellectual Property.

Shantanu is admitted to practice in California, New Jersey, New York and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California (Patent Standing Committee) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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