Dr. Sandra M. Katz focuses her practice on intellectual property law, including patent prosecution and representation before the United States and foreign patent offices, as well as due diligence, and patentability and freedom to operate opinions. Her practice focuses on the chemical arts, including organic and inorganic chemical compounds and processes, batteries, inorganic devices, pharmaceutical films, chemical compositions, organic and inorganic polymers, coatings and films, membranes and membrane systems, medical processes and devices, analytical systems and processes, detergents and cleaners, microelectronic devices, materials, mechanical devices, and oil and fluid compositions.
Dr. Sandra M. Katz focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in chemical, biotechnological, and medical fields, including organic and inorganic chemical compounds and processes, batteries, inorganic devices, chemical compositions, organic and inorganic polymers, coatings and films, membranes and membrane systems, medical processes and devices, analytical systems and processes, detergents and cleaners, microelectronic devices, materials, mechanical devices, and oil and fluid compositions. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sandy is experienced in the areas of polymer chemistry, polysilanes and polygermanes, organometallic compounds, luminescence, homogeneous catalysis, and various analytical and spectroscopic techniques.
Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP, Sandy was a Patent Agent at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Sandy received her B.A summa cum laude in chemistry from Brandeis University and her PhD. in inorganic and materials chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Sandy was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Summer Research Fellowship in 1993. She was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship in 1999.
Prior to entering the practice of patent prosecution, Sandy was a graduate research assistant and a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania and at Brandeis University. Her research resulted in publications in leading scientific journals and presentations at national chemistry meetings.
Sandy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society, and the American Chemical Society.
- American Chemical Society, Member, 2000 — Present
Sandy has participated in various roles in Synagogue leadership including Sisterhood President, Rabbinic Search Committee, and Board of Directors. She volunteers at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Career Closet and Beck to School Store. In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, scrapbooking, power walking, and playing mah jongg.
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