Nikhil A. Heble, Pharm.D., Esq.
Lehigh Valley (US)

Nik is Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group.  Dr. Heble is a registered patent attorney who provides strategic legal and business counsel to a diverse client base, including, e.g., pharmaceutical and consumer product companies; investment firms; emerging growth companies and universities, on a wide variety of intellectual property related matters. His practice involves rendering invalidity and non-infringement opinions; developing and implementing pre-litigation/litigation strategies for Hatch-Waxman cases and other intellectual property related disputes; conducting due diligence to support in- and out-licensing efforts; preparing and prosecuting patent applications covering myriad technologies; and drafting and negotiating various technology related agreements. 

Nik is also a co-founder of Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc. (TAVI) – a Philadelphia-based medical device start-up, for which he currently serves as IP Advisor and Corporate Secretary. Prior to his current roles, he held the position of Senior Patent Counsel for the in-house patent department of a Fortune 500 consumer products company where he had global responsibility for developing and managing the patent portfolio and business interests for an $8 BB business unit.  Having practiced as both in-house and outside counsel, Nik brings a unique perspective to the practice of law.

Prior to attending law school, he worked as a pharmacist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and also gained pharmaceutical experience in both government and industry settings.

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2006
  • Pharm.D., magna cum laude, Temple University School of Pharmacy, 2001
  • Admitted: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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