Yoda Patta, Ph.D.

Patent Technical Advisor


1100 Alma St. Ste 109
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Yoda Patta is 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. (2012) and Master of Science degrees (2008) 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 (2012-2013).

Prior to joining Smith Baluch LLP, Dr. Patta served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Sampoerna University, in Jakarta, Indonesia (2015-2017), as well as a Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science at MIT (2012).

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

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