McLane Law Firm Welcomes Registered Patent Attorney Sanjeev K. Mahanta, Ph.D. to TradeCenter 128 Office

The McLane Law Firm with four offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, is pleased to welcome Sanjeev K. Mahanta, Ph.D. to the firm.

Sanjeev is an Associate with the firm and is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Gauhati University, India, and J.D. from New England School of Law. He joins the firm from the Boston-based law firm of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP.

Prior to joining the law profession, he was a Senior Scientist in the Biotechnology Industry. For nine years he directed research with a major focus on developing cancer therapeutics as Director of Biology at the start-up company Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation, Waltham, MA. He identified several monoclonal antibodies for development as anti-cancer drugs, and with team members identified mechanisms underlying drug resistance in cancer cells. He also carried out research in molecular biology and immunology as a postdoctoral fellow at the New York University Medical Center, and at Harvard University. His research at Harvard University focused on identifying a protein-protein interaction that is defective in the inherited immunodeficiency disorder type II Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome.

Sanjeev’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications. He has prosecuted patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and bioengineering including proteomics, microbiology, immunodiagnostics, autoimmune disease therapy, stem cell transplantation, drug formulation for controlled release, nanotechnology, catalysis, polymer network membranes and medical/healthcare information technology. His clients range from small companies to large academic institutions. His practice includes evaluating invention disclosures and advising clients about patentability and about licensing agreements between academic institutions and corporations.

Sanjeev lives in Southborough, MA, and can be reached at McLane’s TradeCenter 128 office in Woburn, Massachusetts at (781) 904-2700 or by email at

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.