Gregory Zayia is a patent agent in the Intellectual Property Department in Barnes & Thornburg's Chicago office. He has more than 15 years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications across diverse technologies.
While specializing in the chemical arts, Dr. Zayia also has experience in other technical fields, including biotechnology, mechanical engineering, polymer science, food science, semiconductors, business methods, finance and telecommunications.
He handles appeals and oral arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as re-examinations and reissues of U.S. Patents. His practice also includes technical counsel on pure and applied organic chemistry in support of litigation, opinion preparation, and due diligence analyses.
Upon completion of his graduate research, Dr. Zayia began his career as a patent agent with Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago. His scientific discovery of the first general method for direct formylation of kinetically-generated ketone enolates is published in Organic Letters. He is also the editor of Ricci on Glissando: The Shortcut to Violin Technique, published by Indiana University Press.