Yoda Patta, Ph.D.

Director of Operations and Patent Technical Advisor

Dr. Yoda Patta is Director of Operations and a Patent Technical Advisor with Smith Baluch LLP, providing patent and technology analysis especially for the semiconductor, medical device, and biotechnology fields.

Dr. Patta holds Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was a Fulbright Scholar.  Her Ph.D. thesis addressed “Local Exposure and Efficacy of a Reservoir-Based Drug Delivery Device”, while her S.M. thesis addressed “Non-Fluorine Precursor Solutions for High-Jc REBCO Superconductors.”  She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery following her graduate work at MIT.

Prior to joining Smith Baluch LLP, Dr. Patta served as Dean of the Faculty of Science (Engineering) and Technology at Sampoerna University, in Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as a Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

More recently, Dr. Patta teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (2019-2022).

Dr. Patta is not admitted to practice as an attorney.

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