Aisha R. Hasan
Associate
Overview

“The goal should always be doing what is in the best interest of the client and communicating that every step of the way.”

Aisha brings an extensive background as a scientific researcher to a legal practice centered on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as the execution of due diligence reviews such as patentability, freedom-to-operate, and prior art searches. She also supports litigation teams in inter partes review and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Aisha has extensive experience drafting patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and specialty formulations for pharmaceuticals. Her work spans a wide range of technical areas, including chemistry, immunology, molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology, diagnostic assays, antibody therapies, and small molecules.

Prior to entering private practice, Aisha was a protein chemist at Trimeris Inc., working in HIV and RSV research and at the National Institute of Health in the Laboratory of Structural Biology, where she studied the structure of Natural Killer cell receptors. She also has experience in clinical microbiology and virology and chemical synthesis.  Just as she tracks scientific advances in these and related fields, Aisha thinks forward about newly developing law—such as that surrounding biosimilar drugs—and how to use it for the best advantage for her clients. Those clients include large agricultural chemical companies, pharmaceutical and biotech companies of varying size, and companies developing immune therapies. She has also prosecuted patents for a variety of start ups and emerging companies.

In addition to graduating cum laude, with her J.D., she holds a Master of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Education
  • J.D., cum laude
    North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2006
  • M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    The George Washington University, 1998
  • B.S., Biology
    George Mason University, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Overview
  • Drafted and successfully prosecuted numerous patents in fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and specialty formulations for pharmaceuticals.
  • Supports clients in inter partes review and other PTAB proceedings testing validity of life sciences patents.
  • At Trimeris, participated in the development of a novel drug for HIV therapy.
Experience | Legal Experience

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Patent Attorney, 2014-2015

Triangle Patents
Patent Attorney, 2012-2014

Pfau Englund Nonprofit Law, P.C.
2007-2014

Neopatents
Patent Analyst, 2012

Experience | Non-Legal Experience

Trimeris Inc.
Chemist, Biophysical Chemistry, 2000-2001

Trimeris Inc.
Peptide Synthesis, Biophysical Chemistry, 2000-2001

Life Technologies
Associate Scientist, Oligonucleotide Synthesis, 1997-1998

National Institute of Health
Internship, Laboratory of Structural Biology, 1997

Fairfax Inova Hospital
Lab Technician, Microbiology and Virology, 1994-1997

Presentations
  • Brinks Webinar, "The Realm of Chemicals: Nanotechnology and Key Cases for 2017," February 1, 2017
Press Releases & Events
February 01, 2017

Brinks attorneys Rashad Morgan, Aisha Hasan and Mark Jenkins will provide an insightful discussion on topics which will ...

January 31, 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys Rashad L. Morgan, Aisha R. Hasan, and Mark David ...

September 02, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that four attorneys and one patent agent are joining its life sciences group in Research Triangle Park, ...