Ashley Panek

Patent Agent

Albany NY Office
22 Century Hill Drive Suite 302
Latham, NY 12110

Phone: 518-220-1850
Fax: 518-220-1857
E-Mail Ashley Panek

Professional Experience

Ashley is a registered Patent Agent and Law Clerk at Schmeiser, Olsen and Watts. Her practice emphasizes on patent prosecution in the fields of chemical, medical device, material science, and computer-related inventions directed toward Internet driven technologies and telecommunications. Before joining Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP, she gained four years of experience as a Patent Agent for an IP boutique firm.

Prior to becoming a registered Patent Agent, Ashley conducted graduate organic chemistry/drug design research in collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard University Medical School to elucidate the molecular basis for specificity in protein-protein interactions through studying the molecular logic of cell-surface receptors, focusing on proteins implicated in human disease. Using computational techniques, she developed novel and selective peptide antagonists targeting human Notch 1 – Notch 4. Noteworthy publications include her research conducted while working as a process chemistry future talent program intern at Merck & Co. involving an atom-economical Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction using unactivated trialkyl- and triarylboranes with aryl halides.

Ashley is currently a student at Albany Law School, belonging to Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity – Rockefeller Chapter and Albany Law Woman’s Rugby.  She graduated from the University of Notre Dame magna cum laude with an M.S. in Organic Chemistry and an M.S. in Patent Law at the University of Notre Dame.  Ashley received her B.S. in Chemistry, Honors Program, Minor in Physics, cum laude from Arcadia University.


Publication: Li, H.; Zhong, Y.; Chen, C.; Ferraro, A. E.; Wang, D. A Concise and Atom-Economical Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reaction Using Unactivated Trialkyl- and Triarylboranes with Aryl Halides, Organic Letters, 2015, 17 (14), p. 3616-3619.
Publication: Li, H.; Zhong, Y.; Chen, C.; Ferraro, A. E.; Wang, D. (Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, USA). Cross-Coupling of Unactivated Trialkyl(aryl)boranes with Aryl Halides, SYNFACTS, 2015, 11 (10): p. 1089.

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